Intel Core i3 2120 Reviewccokeman - September 29, 2011
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Featuring all-new game tests at the time, this benchmark is for use with Vista-based systems. "There are two all-new CPU tests that have been designed around a new 'Physics and Artificial Intelligence-related computation.' CPU test two offers support for physics related hardware." There are four preset levels that correspond to specific resolutions. "Entry" is 1024 x 768 progressing to "Extreme" at 1920 x 1200. Of course, each preset can be modified to arrange any number of user-designed testing. For our testing, I will use the four presets at all default settings.
- Settings (each preset): Default Testing
- Entry: 1024 x 768
- Performance: 1280 x 1024
- High: 1680 x 1050
Higher = Better
The CPU scores show the i3 2120 to be stronger at stock speeds, as well as when overclocked. Running with a discrete card installed, the 2120 leads the A8-3850 in almost all the tests.