Monday, July 18, 2011

Intel Core i3-2120 In The Box

One of the processors that we were asked about was the Intel Core i3-2120, which retails for $149.68 and is one of the most popular budget-minded processors in the Intel arsenal today. We will show you the basic features of this processor and what comes with the retail boxed version.

The Intel Core i3-2120 is based on the 32nm 'Sandy Bridge' architecture and is a 3.3GHz dual-core processor with Hyper-Threading. The CPU does have a GPU on it and that would be the Intel HD Graphics 2000, which runs between 850MHz and 1100MHz thanks to a dynamic clock cycle. The multiplier is locked on the Core i3-2120 processor as it is not part of the 'K-series' of processors that are aimed at enthusiasts with unlocked multipliers.
Intel Core i3-2120 CPU Specifications:
  • Model #: BX80623I32120
  • S-spec: SR05Y
  • Launch Date: Q1'11
  • Processor Number: i3-2120
  • Supported Socket: LGA1155
  • # of Cores: 2
  • # of Threads: 4
  • Clock Speed: 3.3 GHz
  • Intel Smart Cache: 3 MB
  • Bus/Core Ratio: 33
  • Instruction Set: 64-bit
  • Instruction Set Extensions: SSE4.1/4.2, AVX
  • Turbo Core: No
  • Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
  • Lithography: 32 nm
  • Processor Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 2000
  • Graphics Base Frequency: 850MHz
  • Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency: 1100MHz
  • Max TDP: 65 W
  • Recommended Channel Price: $138.00
Since our review sample it the retail box Core i3-2120 (part number BX80623I32120) the processor comes with a CPU cooler along with a three year limited warranty. If you buy a tray processor you do not get the Heatsink Fan combo or the longer warranty.
As you can see this Intel Core i3-2120 is not an Engineering Sample processor and batch number of L047B255. You can also see the S-Spec number SR05Y on the integrated heat spreader (IHS) and that it was made in the country of Malaysia.


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