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Intel Core ® ™ i3-2120 Processor (3M Cache, 3.30 GHz) 3.3GHz 3MB Smart Cache Box

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The Central Processing Unit (CPU) or (micro) processor is the part of a computer where most calculations take place. In terms of computing power, the processor is the most important element of a computer system, so the performance of a computer is highly dependant on the performance of the processor. For quite some time the performance of a processor has been determined by the number of MHz the clock speed was, but nowadays clock speed doesn\'t have so much to do with the speed of the processor anymore. One of the best ways to compare different kinds of processors, is to look up benchmarks on the internet. Please be careful to buy a processor that is compatible with your motherboard, i.e. fits in the right socket.
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Long product name Intel Core ® ™ i3-2120 Processor (3M Cache, 3.30 GHz) 3.3GHz 3MB Smart Cache Box :
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Intel® Core™ i3-2120 Processor (3M Cache, 3.30 GHz)
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Intel Core ® ™ i3-2120 Processor (3M Cache, 3.30 GHz) 3.3GHz 3MB Smart Cache Box:
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Hyper-Threading Technology (HT Technology)
Today's Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) delivers thread-level parallelism on each processor resulting in more efficient use of processor resources—higher processing throughput—and improved performance on the multi-threaded software of today and tomorrow.

Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Increasing manageability, security, and flexibility in IT environments, virtualization technologies like hardware-assisted Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) combined with software-based virtualization solutions provide maximum system utilization by consolidating multiple environments into a single server or PC. By abstracting the software away from the underlying hardware, a world of new usage models opens up that reduce costs, increase management efficiency, strengthen security, while making your computing infrastructure more resilient in the event of a disaster.

Intel® 64 Architecture
Intel® 64 architecture delivers 64-bit computing on server, workstation, desktop and mobile platforms when combined with supporting software. Intel 64 architecture improves performance by allowing systems to address more than 4 GB of both virtual and physical memory.

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology is an advanced means of enabling very high performance while also meeting the power-conservation needs of mobile systems. Conventional Intel SpeedStep Technology switches both voltage and frequency in tandem between high and low levels in response to processor load.

Intel® Fast Memory Access (Intel® FMA)
Intel® Fast Memory Access is an updated Graphics Memory Controller Hub (GMCH) backbone architecture that improves system performance by optimizing the use of available memory bandwidth and reducing the latency of the memory accesses.

Intel® Flex Memory Technology
Facilitates easier upgrades by allowing different memory sizes to be populated and remain in dual-channel mode.

Execute Disable Bit
Execute Disable Bit is a hardware-based security feature that can reduce exposure to viruses and malicious-code attacks and prevent harmful software from executing and propagating on the server or network. Help protect your customers' business assets and reduce the need for costly virus-related repairs by building systems with built-in Intel Execute Disable Bit.

Short summary description Intel Core ® ™ i3-2120 Processor (3M Cache, 3.30 GHz) 3.3GHz 3MB Smart Cache Box:
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Intel Core Intel® Core™ i3-2120 Processor (3M Cache, 3.30 GHz), 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3, 3.3 GHz, LGA 1155 (Socket H2), PC, 32 nm, i3-2120

Long summary description Intel Core ® ™ i3-2120 Processor (3M Cache, 3.30 GHz) 3.3GHz 3MB Smart Cache Box:
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Intel Intel® Core™ i3-2120 Processor (3M Cache, 3.30 GHz), Core. Processor family: 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3, Processor frequency: 3.3 GHz, Processor socket: LGA 1155 (Socket H2). Memory channels supported by processor: Dual, Maximum internal memory supported by processor: 32 GB, Memory types supported by processor: DDR3 1066/1333. On-board graphics adapter model: Intel® HD Graphics 2000, On-board graphics adapter base frequency: 850 MHz, On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max): 1100 MHz. Thermal Design Power (TDP): 65 W. Supported instruction sets: AVX, Market segment: DT

Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology

Create, Edit, and Share Video in a Flash
Intel® Quick Sync Video uses the dedicated media processing capabilities of Intel® Graphics Technology to make video encoding tasks—such as creating DVDs or Blu-ray discs, creating and editing 3D videos, converting 2D video files into 3D, and converting video for portable media players and social networking sites—faster and easier.

Processor
Processor family *
A family of processors is a group of processors produced by one company over a short period of time e.g. Intel Pentium processors.
2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3
Processor frequency *
The speed that the microprocessor executes each instruction or each vibration of the clock. The CPU requires a fixed number of clock ticks, or cycles, to execute each instruction. The faster the clocks rate, the faster the CPU, or the faster it can execute instructions. Clock Speeds are usually determined in MHz, 1 MHz representing 1 million cycles per second, or in GHz, 1 GHz representing 1 thousand million cycles per second. The higher the CPU speed, the better a computer will perform.
3.3 GHz
Processor cores *
The number of central processing units ('cores') in a processor. Some processors have 1 core, others have 2 (e.g. Intel Core Duo) or more (e.g. the Intel Xeon E7-2850 has 10 cores).
2
Processor socket *
Mechanical component(s) that provides mechanical and electrical connections between a microprocessor and a printed circuit board (PCB). This allows the processor to be replaced without soldering.
LGA 1155 (Socket H2)
Component for *
What this product is used as a part of (component for).
PC
Processor lithography *
The process which is performed by the processor e.g. CPU (Central Processing Unit).
32 nm
Box *
Plastic or metal shell/container for components.
Yes
Processor model *
The model number for the processor in a computer.
i3-2120
Processor threads *
4
System bus rate *
A bus is a communication system that transfers data between components inside a computer, or between computers. The system bus rate is the speed at which data is transferred in this communication system.
5 GT/s
Processor operating modes *
Operating modes for the processors that place restrictions on the type and scope of operations for certain processes run by the CPU. This design allows the operating system to run with more privileges than application software.
64-bit
Processor series
Intel Core i3-2100 Desktop series
Processor cache
3 MB
Processor cache type
Smart Cache
Compatible chipsets
Intel® B65 Express, Intel® H61 Express, Intel® H67 Express, Intel® P67 Express, Intel® Q67 Express
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio)
33
Bus type
DMI
Processor codename
Sandy Bridge
Processor ARK ID
53426
Memory
Memory channels supported by processor *
Dual
Maximum internal memory supported by processor
32 GB
Memory types supported by processor
DDR3 1066/1333
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)
21 GB/s
Graphics
On-board graphics adapter *
Graphics hardware which is built into the motherboard or CPU, as opposed to a separate graphics adapter (video card). On-board graphics uses CPU and RAM for graphics processing.
Yes
On-board graphics adapter model *
"Graphic adapter" is the hardware that produces images on a display. "On-board" means that the graphics adapter is intergrated inside the motherboard.
Intel® HD Graphics 2000
On-board graphics adapter base frequency
850 MHz
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)
1100 MHz
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics)
The feature may not be available on all computing systems. Functionality, performance, and other benefits of this feature may vary depending on system configuration.
2
On-board graphics adapter ID
0x102
Power
Thermal Design Power (TDP) *
65 W
Features
Execute Disable Bit
Yes
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes
16
PCI Express slots version
2.0
Supported instruction sets
AVX
CPU configuration (max)
1
Embedded options available
Yes
Market segment
DT
Processor special features
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Improved Performance for Threaded Software\nIntel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) makes efficient use of processor resources, enabling multiple threads to run on each core and increasing processor throughput. Available on Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon® processors, Intel HT Technology helps run demanding applications simultaneously, protect and manage systems, and provide headroom for business growth.
Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Higher Performance When You Need It Most\nIntel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 accelerates processor and graphics performance by increasing the operating frequency when operating below specification limits. The maximum frequency varies depending on workload, hardware, software, and overall system configuration.
No
Intel® vPro™ Technology
Leading-Edge Security for an Unwired Workplace\nThe capabilities of Intel® vPro™ technology help IT leadership protect cloud and virtual environments from rootkits and malware threats while ensuring that their organization can keep up with workforce demands. Hardware-based features support centralized image management and administration, secure network storage, and out-of-band protection.
No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Create, Edit, and Share Video in a Flash\nIntel® Quick Sync Video uses the dedicated media processing capabilities of Intel® Graphics Technology to make video encoding tasks—such as creating DVDs or Blu-ray discs, creating and editing 3D videos, converting 2D video files into 3D, and converting video for portable media players and social networking sites—faster and easier.
Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
Add a new dimension to your viewing experience. Now you can play games and watch your favorite 3D movies with Blu-ray Stereo 3D playback using passive or active shutter 3D glasses. InTru™ 3D technology by Intel in association with Dreamworks delivers it all in 1080p full high-definition resolution on your TV over HDMI 1.4.
Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Connect to TV Wirelessly\nWith a few clicks, Intel® Wireless Display expands your screen’s potential, linking mobile devices and laptops to TV screens wirelessly. Stream family favorites and view personal experiences while turning your device’s small screen into a superior, sharable experience.
No
Intel FDI Technology
Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
See the World More Vividly\nIntel® Clear Video HD Technology delivers cleaner, sharper images, more natural, accurate, and vivid colors. View images as they were meant to be seen on devices featuring Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Graphics Technology.
Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Yes
Intel® Insider™
Experience a whole new level of premium HD entertainment with Intel® Insider™—available exclusively with 5th generation Intel® Core™ processors.
Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access
Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access
Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Added Security with Faster Data Encryption\nThe Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) enable fast and secure data encryption and decryption for better performance and less risk from timing and cache-based attacks than table-based software implementations. Intel AES-NI supports usages such as standard key lengths, standard modes of operation, and even some nonstandard or future variants.
No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
No
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Yes
Intel 64
Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version
1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Simplify Virtualization and Reduce Overheads\nIntel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) helps make virtualization practical by eliminating performance overheads, reducing complexity, and improving security with hardware assistance. Virtualization allows multiple workloads to share a common set of resources so that a variety of workloads can co-locate while maintaining full isolation from each other.
1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Simplify Virtualization and Reduce Overheads\nIntel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) helps make virtualization practical by eliminating performance overheads, reducing complexity, and improving security with hardware assistance. Virtualization allows multiple workloads to share a common set of resources so that a variety of workloads can co-locate while maintaining full isolation from each other.
No
Conflict Free processor
"Conflict free" means "DRC conflict free", which is defined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules to mean products that do not contain conflict minerals (tin, tantalum, tungsten and/or gold) that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries.
No
Operational conditions
Maximum operating temperature
69.1 °C
Tcase
69.1 °C
Technical details
Processor cache
3072 KB
Product type
The sub-category of the product.
4
Born on date
Q1'11
Bus bandwidth
5
Bus type units
GT/s
Graphics max dynamic frequency
1.10 GHz
Launch date
2011-02-20T00:01:00
Product name
Intel Core i3-2120 (3M Cache, 3.30 GHz)
Status
Launched
Maximum memory
32 GB
Product family
2nd Generation Intel Core i3 Processors
Weight & dimensions
Processor package size
37.5
Other features
Maximum internal memory
The maximum amount of memory inside a product, usually measured in bytes e.g megabytes (MB) or gigabytes (GB).
32768 MB
Cache memory
3 MB
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Reviews
Updated:
2011-07-31
Testseek has collected 37 expert reviews for Intel Core i3-2120 and the average expert rating is 76 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
76%
Source Review comments Score
digitalversus.com
Updated:
2013-02-15
Good Good performance overall, Hyperthreading, Energy consumption, Integrated graphics useful for an office PC, Integrated graphics support stereoscopic 3D and hardware acceleration...
Bad No Turbo mode, Faster CPUs are available, Graphics not good enough for regular gamers...
Bottom line Intel has produced a well-rounded CPU that can handle most jobs, including video games. You can certainly get a better processor—but you'll be paying more for it, too...
80%
itnews.com.au
Updated:
2014-08-11
A brand-new core design enables the chips to do more at a given clock speed than their predecessors. The humble Core i3-2120 runs at a slightly slower 3.3GHz frequency than the mid-range i5-660 from Intel's older 1156 platform, but it achieved higher benc...
67%
aphnetworks.com
Updated:
2014-08-02
What do you do when you can't sleep at 2 o'clock in the morning? I don't know about you, but these are the times where I would just take out my laptop and get some work done, so I can slack off during the day. As I type away on by brand new Lenovo Thin...
0%
hardwarecanucks.com
Updated:
2014-05-15
Given how great the Core i5-2500K and i7-2600K perform, it is easy to forget that the current Sandy Bridge LGA1155 processors are part of Intel’s mainstream series, not their high-end one. Therefore, it is more than due time for us to test out some of...
0%
overclockersclub.com
Updated:
2011-11-07
Sure its nice to play with the high end processors and video cards, but when you get down to it, how relevant is that to the person looking to build a computer for the same amount of cash some of us enthusiasts spend on just video cards or high end CP...
Good Performance, Low cost, Low power, Sandybridge architecture, HyperThreading...
Bad Limited overclocking, Lacks Turbo Boost support, HD 2000 IGP...
Bottom line Is the Core i3 2120 a processor for the enthusiast? Yes and no. As a toy to use for overclocking and searching for the upper limits of the performance ladder, it is not. As a processor for use in a low-cost gaming rig or home theater PC, the i3 2120 i...
0%
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