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Intel Core i3 2120 Review

ccokeman    -   September 29, 2011
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Specifications:

Brand
Intel Core i3
Processor Number
i3-2120
 
Price (1Ku)
$139
 
TDP
 
65W
 
Cores/ Threads
 
2/4
 
CPU Base Freq (GHz)
 
3.3
 
Max Turbo Freq(GHz)
 
NA
 
DDR3 (MHz)
 
1066/1333MHz
 
L3 Cache
 
3MB
 
Intel® HD Graphics 2000/3000
 
2000
 
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
 
850MHz up to 1100MHz
 
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
 
Yes
 
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
 
Yes
 
Intel® Quick Sync Video
 
Yes
 
Intel® vPro/ TXT / VT-d / Intel® SIPP
 
No
 
Intel® AES-NI
 
No
Intel® Virtualization Technology
 
No
Package
 
LGA-1155

 

Features:

Intel Sandybridge Microarchitecture

  • Efficient monolithic die spanning dual & quad core CPUs
  • Energy-efficient architecture

Processor Graphics

  • Full integration of Graphics core into the CPU
  • Seamless visual experience–Fantastic media processing for faster editing, sharing and syncing. Support for HDMI 1.4 Stereoscopic 3D and Intel ® Wireless Display.
  • Improved graphics performance comparable to entry level discrete cards

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0

  • Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 maximizes performance within defined thermal envelope with support for Dynamic Range Frequency limits
  • Sandy Bridge Graphics with Dynamic Frequency delivers graphics performance boost to graphics intensive applications

Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology 2

  • Multi-tasking - More paths for data to flow through each core. The more threads you have, the more tasks you can execute at the same time.
  • Do more with less wait time

Up to 8Mb Shared Intel® Smart Cache

  • Last Level Cache (LLC) Shared between CPU and Graphics for better performance
  • Faster access to your data by enabling dynamic and efficient allocation of cache

Integrated memory controller (IMC) –2ch DDR3, up to 1600

  • Improves performance with lower latency & higher memory bandwidth for data intensive applications

Halogen Free*

  • Support for Halogen free component packages



  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Specifications & Features
  3. Testing:Setup & Overclocking
  4. Testing: Apophysis, WinRar, Geekbench, Bibble 5
  5. Testing: Office 2007, POV-Ray
  6. Testing: Sisoft Sandra 2011
  7. Testing: Sciencemark, Cinebench, HD Tune, PCMark 7
  8. Testing: Aliens vs. Predator
  9. Testing: Sid Meier's Civilization V
  10. Testing: Batman: Arkham Asylum
  11. Testing: Futuremark 3DMark Vantage
  12. Testing: IGP testing
  13. Conclusion
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