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Intel i3-2120 Sandybridge Core i3 Dual-Core Processor ? 3.30GHz, 3MB Cache, Socket 1155, 3 Year Warranty, Retail Boxed

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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
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Technical Details
BrandIntel
Item Weight272 g
Product Dimensions11.6 x 11.6 x 8.6 cm
Item model numberBX80623I32120
Processor Count2
Wattage65 watts
  
Additional Information
ASINB004KZDV8E
Best Sellers Rank 7,360 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight299 g
Date First Available27 Jan 2011
  
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Intel Core I3-2120 3.30GHZ SKT1155 3MB Cache

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SKT1155 3MB CACHE BOXED


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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good chip overall 28 Jan 2012
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What can I say, I am using this chip on a second build for general use. I must say at 3.3ghz, compared to an i5 2000K, there is negligible amount of speed difference with normal use.

I even use this chip with GTX 460 (overclocked) and it can still play BF3 at high settings (no MSAA). I'm quite chuffed to be honest.

The inbuilt/on chip GPU is ok for general use, even photo editing though I have not tried to calibrate my monitor yet as I've only done a quick test. When converting high resolution pictures, this chip runs a tad slower than the 15 at 3.3ghz and both 8gb ram.

Overall very impressed with this chip and I highly recommend it if you are on a budget or you just want it for general useage.

Edit:
This chip is not a proper quad core, it has only 2 cores, but it has hyperthreading. The item description should be changed.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome budget cpu 5 July 2012
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Having always been more of an AMD fan I decided to move to the dark side and bought this little chip for an upgrade to my budget gaming rig (replaced my aging phenom II x 2 545).

I must say I am pleasantly surprised by how big a difference this has made. Whilst it is a native dual core processor (with hyperthreading) everything points to this having the power of a quad and it has ate through all the tasks I've asked of it so far.

With regards to gaming I've paired it with my gtx 460 and its given me a much more stable experience and in MMOs in particular my framerate has not only improved but is a lot more stable and doesn't fluctuate. Im looking forward to testing it further specifically in the upcoming Guild Wars 2 event to see how it holds up in player intensive environments.

Windows 7 gives it a marking of 7.1 and for 90 it's a real steal and pretty much the best bang for buck for those gaming on a budget. 5 stars from me.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Fitted to a MSI Z77A-G43 Z77 motherboard with 8Gb of memory, a Crucial M4 SSD and using the on board graphics, this makes an extremely fast computer for more than the general use it is destined for. (It is fast enough to not allow the flag logo in Windows Boot up sequence to form, and I, because I have no life, will turn it on/off/on again just to marvel at the speed.)

For a General idea this is from the Windows Experience Index, with the overall score dropping to 5.1 due to the Graphics.
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz 7.1
Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB 7.5
Graphics Intel(R) HD Graphics 5.2
Gaming graphics 1760 MB Total available graphics memory 5.1
Primary hard disk 78GB Free (119GB Total) 7.9
So adding good graphics will boost the index up to 7.1

I got the Sandy Bridge chip with an Ivy Bridge motherboard to future proof the system a bit. I cannot see me upgrading for a long time.

Excellent value for money with a high Performance for Price Ratio.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Dual Core 19 May 2013
By Mr S.M.
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Quality dual core that is nicely priced. Its a good starting point for a 1155 socket if your planning on getting an i5 or i7 when the prices come down. The i5 and i7 are currently twice the price but not necessarily twice as powerful when you look at the benchmark ratings especially some of the i5 range. If your thinking of upgrading don't waste your money unless its one of the top end i5 or i7 processors such as the i5 3570k and the i7 3770k only then will you get over twice the power.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GAMES ! 7 Mar 2013
By Oscar
Always loved Intel not AMD . This little beast can run games like : Far Cry 3 , NFS : Most Wanted 2012 , Assassins Creed 3 etc on hight settings along with HD 7770 Ghz OC Edition . absolutely stunning runner , runs cool and quiet , can't see the point to upgrade this CPU at least for two years .. it's even has higher benchmarks than some of i5 Cpu's , so this is absolutely stunning CPU . Highly recommended . Thanks Intel , well done :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CPU 24 Oct 2012
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What can you say, it's an i3 2120. These are rated highly for budget cpus. Excellent speed and has no problems in my gaming rig. Gives me a Windows Index of 7.2.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars please read my review on theASUS P8z68-vlx 20 Jun 2012
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Purchased this,rather than the more expensive i5 and i 7 cpu,
this was plenty fast enough for the work i do and it saved a considerable amount of money.
system running superbly.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At This current Price under Ninety Quid a Bargain 25 April 2012
By David Glasgow TOP 100 REVIEWER
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At this Price for the TOP of the RANGE Sandybridge 2 GEN i3 ATM, The Best Price with FREE delivery and NICE performance,

in Gaming in a cool budget system, 2 Solid cores with 2 Virtual Cores. So not far away from a 4 core solution

which does beat the AMD Phenom II 955 x4 Core Processor, YEH! Get that, Beats it in all benchmarks just Google that.(to confirm).

also beats the Phenom II 1065 3.4Ghz Quad Core at Gaming with discrete Gaming card like GTX 670 or GTX 660Ti (GOOGLE IT.!)

At the present Amazon Price it beats the competition, and you can buy a Z68 Motherboard by Gigabyte to match for 80
mark roughly.

Thanks for reading, really if you are confused about BUYING an AMD Platform and CPU or Intel; go Intel, better performance
for your money. (That can be backed up if you search online). i3-2120 vs AMD 955 x4 Quad. all you need is an H61 Board if you
are on a Budget by Asus, for around the 50 mark here on Amazon, but if you want to futureproof yourself and are an AVID Gamer
go for a P67 or Better with a Gigabyte Z68. I built this for my neighbour who loves the RAW Power, for small money with
Corsair 300R case and Corsair CX-600w PSU. -: Plus+ a couple of Xigmatech LED FANS.

all bought here on Amazon UK, a one stop shop for all. Fab.! Thanks for reading! Adios, David
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Pleased
Good performance for the price and budget. Can recommend the CPU. Installed recently will monitor to see performance over time.
Published 1 month ago by KHILAN SHAH
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value for money
Very good value, working perfectly, very happy - I would recommend this product to anyone who has some experience in building computer components. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mary Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent cost effective processor!
Excellent processor for its price point. Works excellently in my media centre. Would not recommend for a gaming PC, however this could be used for a multi-purpose pc that is used... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Nathaniel Greenwood
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS PRODUCT
This product is very good and comes with a CPU cooler. easy instal and good fan cooler.

I need three more words
Published 13 months ago by Mr Gronmark
5.0 out of 5 stars top of the range product
I ordered this product based on trusted recommendation.
All regarding this product was what I like...
I will positively recommend this product to all...
Published 16 months ago by Mfon Etuk
5.0 out of 5 stars Punchy little CPU
Although you might not be able to play games like the latest Crysis versions on full settings, considering it's not a high-end CPU, you shouldn't expect that. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Lukeno94
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome duel core processor
the Intel i3-2120 Sandybridge Core i3 Dual-Core Processor is a awesome duel core ideal for gaming. i put this in my new gaming rig with a hd7850 and i can play any game on max... Read more
Published on 21 July 2012 by keyboardsurfer
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