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Intel Core i3-2120 @ 3.30GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i3-2120 @ 3.30GHz can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
  • The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.

Is the Intel Core i3-2120 @ 3.30GHz Good for Gaming?

This is a fairly old CPU that is no longer competitive with newer CPUs. [More ...]

Intel Core i3-2120 @ 3.30GHz

Description:

Class: Desktop

Socket: LGA1155

Clockspeed: 3.3 GHz

Cores: 2 Threads: 4

Typical TDP: 65 W

Cache Size: L1: 256 KB, L2: 1.0 MB,

Other names: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel Core i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q1 2011

CPUmark/$Price: 150.75

Overall Rank: 2718

Last Price Change: $12.99 USD (2023-05-23)

Average CPU Mark
rating
1958

Single Thread Rating: 1515
Samples: 4563*
*Margin for error: Low



PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 4,049
Thread: 1,703

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i3-2120 @ 3.30GHz

Integer Math9,494 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math3,645 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers12 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting6,181 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption343.0 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression41,762 KBytes/Sec
Physics243 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions1,803 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,515 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 10th of December 2023.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i3-2120 @ 3.30GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 5th of December 2023
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 5th of December 2023.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.com$52.25 USDBuy Now!
NewEgg.com$12.99 USDBuy Now!
BestBuy.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
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Pricing History


CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 10th of December 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,534
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,403
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,713
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
22,607
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,030
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,927
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,380
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,779
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,407
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,196
Intel Core i3-2120 @ 3.30GHz
1,958
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 10th of December 2023 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
212.95
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
153.82
Intel Core i3-2120 @ 3.30GHz
150.75
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
140.19
Intel Core i9-12900K
117.29
Intel Core i9-13900K
104.45
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.87
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
32.53
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Single Thread Rating
As of 10th of December 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,648
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,185
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,049
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,943
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,841
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,708
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,360
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,939
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
2,662
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,569
Intel Core i3-2120 @ 3.30GHz
1,515
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i3-2120 @ 3.30GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL1963573 - Dec 06 2023
1980
BL1960759 - Dec 02 2023
2101
BL1960604 - Dec 02 2023
2133
BL1952028 - Nov 22 2023
2129
BL5051540 - Nov 17 2023
2022
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i3-2120 @ 3.30GHz
As of 10th of December 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i3-2120 @ 3.30GHz
1,958
AMD Athlon II X4 645 vs Intel Core i3-2120
2,321 (+18.5%)
AMD Athlon II X4 640 vs Intel Core i3-2120
2,225 (+13.6%)
AMD Athlon II X3 450 vs Intel Core i3-2120
1,813 (-7.4%)
AMD Athlon II X4 631 Quad-Core vs Intel Core i3-2120
2,136 (+9.1%)
AMD Athlon II X3 445 vs Intel Core i3-2120
1,816 (-7.2%)
AMD Athlon II X3 440 vs Intel Core i3-2120
1,712 (-12.6%)
AMD FX-4100 Quad-Core vs Intel Core i3-2120
2,585 (+32.0%)
AMD Athlon II X4 641 Quad-Core vs Intel Core i3-2120
2,313 (+18.1%)
AMD Athlon II X4 605e vs Intel Core i3-2120
1,973 (+0.7%)
AMD Athlon II X3 460 vs Intel Core i3-2120
1,985 (+1.3%)
Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.30GHz vs Intel Core i3-2120
4,116 (+110.2%)
AMD Phenom II X4 840 vs Intel Core i3-2120
2,379 (+21.5%)

Is the Intel Core i3-2120 @ 3.30GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 10th of December 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,226
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,076
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,577
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,421
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,343
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,236
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,896
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,809
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7945WX
7,602
Intel Core i5-14600K
7,569
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,544
Intel Core i9-13900KF
7,515
Intel Core i3-2120 @ 3.30GHz
473