Intel Core i3-4120U Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i3-4120U is a 2 core processor. It can handle 4 threads simultaneously and was introduced in Q2/2014. The Intel Core i3-4120U is based on the 4. generation of the Intel Core i3 series and requires a mainboard with the socket BGA 1168. The Intel Core i3-4120U scores 462 points with one CPU core in the Geekbench 5 benchmark. When using all CPU cores, the result is 1,071 points.
Intel Core i3-4120U

CPU lineage

Here you can see which group the Intel Core i3-4120U belongs to and which processor is the predecessor of the Intel Core i3-4120U.

Name: Intel Core i3-4120U
Family: Intel Core i3 (202)
CPU group: Intel Core i 4000U (26)
Architecture: Haswell U
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 4
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The 2 CPU cores of the Intel Core i3-4120U clock with 2.00 GHz. The number of CPU cores and the clock frequency of the processor are largely responsible for the overall performance.

CPU Cores / Threads: 2 / 4
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 2x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 2.00 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): --
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): --

Internal Graphics

With the Intel HD Graphics 4400, the Intel Core i3-4120U has an build in graphic solution. It has 20 SM processors, which have a total of 160 texture shaders. The iGPU not only enables games, but also significantly accelerates video playback.

GPU name: Intel HD Graphics 4400
GPU frequency: 0.20 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.00 GHz
Compute units: 20
Shader: 160
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q2/2013
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 7.5
Direct X: 11.1
Technology: 22 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 2 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors that have an integrated graphics can play videos faster and more efficiently. This can have a positive effect on the battery life of notebooks, for example.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): No
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): No
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: No
VP9: No
AV1: No
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i3-4120U supports up to 16 GB memory in up to 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum memory bandwidth of 25.6 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
LPDDR3-1600
DDR3-1600
25.6 GB/s
25.6 GB/s
Max. Memory: 16 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 2.0 x 12
PCIe Bandwidth: 6.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

With the TDP, the processor manufacturer specifies the cooling solution required for the processor. The Intel Core i3-4120U has a TDP of 15 W.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 15 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i3-4120U has a 3.00 MB large cache. The processor is manufactured in 22 nm. Modern production increases the efficiency of the processor.

Technology: 22 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: BGA 1168
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 3.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
Release date: Q2/2014
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i3-4120U have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Xeon E7-4830 v2 Intel Xeon E7-4830 v2
10C 20T @ 2.70 GHz
468
Intel Pentium E6700 Intel Pentium E6700
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
467
AMD A8-5500 AMD A8-5500
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
463
Intel Core i3-4120U Intel Core i3-4120U
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
462
Intel Core i3-3120ME Intel Core i3-3120ME
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
462
Intel Core i3-3110M Intel Core i3-3110M
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
462
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
6C 6T @ 3.60 GHz
462

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Celeron 4305U Intel Celeron 4305U
2C 2T @ 2.20 GHz
1076
Apple A8X Apple A8X
3C 3T @ 1.50 GHz
1075
Intel Core i7-2617M Intel Core i7-2617M
2C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
1072
Intel Core i3-4120U Intel Core i3-4120U
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
1071
AMD Athlon II X4 605e AMD Athlon II X4 605e
4C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
1069
Intel Celeron G1820 Intel Celeron G1820
2C 2T @ 2.70 GHz
1069
AMD Athlon II X3 455 AMD Athlon II X3 455
3C 3T @ 3.30 GHz
1066

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
AMD A9-9420 AMD A9-9420
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) @ 0.85 GHz
325
AMD A9-9425 AMD A9-9425
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) @ 0.85 GHz
325
AMD A8-7200P AMD A8-7200P
AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri) @ 0.63 GHz
321
Intel Core i3-4120U Intel Core i3-4120U
Intel HD Graphics 4400 @ 1.00 GHz
320
Intel Xeon W-11155MRE Intel Xeon W-11155MRE
Intel UHD Graphics 11th Gen (16 EU) @ 1.25 GHz
320
Intel Xeon W-11155MLE Intel Xeon W-11155MLE
Intel UHD Graphics 11th Gen (16 EU) @ 1.25 GHz
320
Intel Core i7-3820QM Intel Core i7-3820QM
Intel HD Graphics 4000 @ 1.25 GHz
320

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD A4-9120 AMD A4-9120
2C 2T @ 2.20 GHz
1968
AMD Athlon II X4 615e AMD Athlon II X4 615e
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1966
Intel Pentium G3420 Intel Pentium G3420
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
1966
Intel Core i3-4120U Intel Core i3-4120U
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
1965
Intel Celeron 6305E Intel Celeron 6305E
2C 2T @ 1.80 GHz
1964
AMD A6-3400M AMD A6-3400M
4C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
1964
Intel Atom C3538 Intel Atom C3538
4C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
1961

Benchmarks





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