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Intel Core i3-8121U @ 2.20GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i3-8121U @ 2.20GHz 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 i3-8121U @ 2.20GHz Good for Gaming?

This is a fairly old CPU that is no longer competitive with newer CPUs. But this CPU contains 2 Cores and 4 Threads. This CPU may not do well with games especially more recent releases. Best to check with your system requirements from the developer of the games you are interested to see if it is compatible. [More ...]

Intel Core i3-8121U @ 2.20GHz

Description:

Class: Laptop

Socket:

Clockspeed: 2.2 GHz

Turbo Speed: 3.2 GHz

Cores: 2 Threads: 4

Typical TDP: 15 W

Cache per CPU Package:
L1 Instruction Cache: 2 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 2 x 32 KB
L2 Cache: 2 x 256 KB
L3 Cache: 4 MB

Other names: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-8121U CPU @ 2.20GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q4 2018

CPUmark/$Price: 15.13

Overall Rank: 1863

Last Price Change: $290.00 USD (2021-05-17)

Average CPU Mark
rating
4388

Single Thread Rating: 1942
Samples: 33*
*Margin for error: Low



PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 4,803
Thread: 1,654

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i3-8121U @ 2.20GHz

Integer Math14,280 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math6,820 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers15 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting6,152 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption2,164 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression48,743 KBytes/Sec
Physics339 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions3,793 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,942 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 24th of April 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i3-8121U @ 2.20GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 20th of April 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 20th of April 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

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Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i3-8121U @ 2.20GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL1923070 - Oct 12 2023
4289
BL1871644 - Jul 29 2023
4088
BL1862410 - Jul 16 2023
4496
BL1824373 - May 22 2023
4397
BL1797196 - Apr 17 2023
4529
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i3-8121U @ 2.20GHz
As of 24th of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i3-8121U @ 2.20GHz
4,388
Intel Core i3-1005G1 @ 1.20GHz vs Intel Core i3-8121U
4,946 (+12.7%)
Intel Core i3-8145U @ 2.10GHz vs Intel Core i3-8121U
3,788 (-13.7%)
Intel Core i3-8130U @ 2.20GHz vs Intel Core i3-8121U
3,558 (-18.9%)
Intel Core i5-7442EQ @ 2.10GHz vs Intel Core i3-8121U
4,834 (+10.2%)
Intel Core i5-6442EQ @ 1.90GHz vs Intel Core i3-8121U
4,487 (+2.3%)
Intel Core i5-6287U @ 3.10GHz vs Intel Core i3-8121U
3,823 (-12.9%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U vs Intel Core i3-8121U
3,819 (-13.0%)
Intel Core i3-7100H @ 3.00GHz vs Intel Core i3-8121U
3,430 (-21.8%)
Intel Core m3-8100Y @ 1.10GHz vs Intel Core i3-8121U
2,870 (-34.6%)
Intel Core i3-1115G4 @ 3.00GHz vs Intel Core i3-8121U
6,114 (+39.3%)
AMD Athlon 220GE vs Intel Core i3-8121U
4,429 (+1.0%)
Intel Core i3-8145UE @ 2.20GHz vs Intel Core i3-8121U
4,099 (-6.6%)

Is the Intel Core i3-8121U @ 2.20GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 24th of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
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7,091
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7,008
Intel Core i9-13900HX
6,886
Intel Core i7-14650HX
6,817
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
6,708
Intel Core i9-13980HX
6,696
Intel Core i7-13850HX
6,426
Intel Core i9-13900HK
6,240
Intel Core i9-13905H
6,237
Intel Core Ultra 9 185H
6,002
Intel Core i7-13800H
5,948
Intel Core Ultra 7 165H
5,898
Intel Core i3-8121U @ 2.20GHz
1,282