Legit Processor Reviews
Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Sandy Bridge Processor Review
|Date:||Thu, Jul 07, 2011 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
MAXON; CINEBENCH R11.5:
MAXON recently released CINEBENCH Release 11.5, an advanced hardware testing suite that assesses a computer's performance capabilities. CINEBENCH is based on the same powerful technology as MAXON's award-winning animation software CINEMA 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. The new version of CINEBENCH includes the ability to more accurately test the industry’s latest hardware, including systems with up to 64 processor threads, and the testing environment better reflects the expectations of today’s production demands. A more streamlined interface makes testing systems and reading results incredibly straightforward. Again, higher Frames/Second and point score equal better performance.
Cinebench R11.5 was able to put a 100% load across all the cores on all of the processors, which makes this a great benchmark to look at multi-core platforms.
Benchmark Results: The Intel Core i5-2600K dominates the other processors when all available cores/threads are used on the benchmark, but with just a single CPU core used you can see that clock frequency plays a major roll here.
Benchmark Results: Up to this point we have only run x86 CPU benchmarks, so this will be the first GPU benchmark for these four processors. As you can see the AMD A8-3850 takes the lead for the first time today thanks to the powerful AMD Radeon HD 6550D GPU inside the APU. The Intel Core i7-2600K and the Core i3-2105 feature Intel HD Graphics 3000 GPU's running at 850MHz, while the Core i3-2120 uses the Intel HD Graphics 2000 GPU running at 850MHz. Since the Intel Core i3-2120 uses the older GPU the performance falls short of what is capable on Intel HD Graphics 3000 and as you can see from the results above the performance difference is rather large!
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Page 1 - Intel Core i3-2120 CPU - BX80623I32120
Page 2 - The Test System
Page 3 - CPU-Z, GPU-Z and Windows Index Score
Page 4 - Sisoft Sandra 2011 SP3
Page 5 - x264 HD Encoding
Page 6 - Handbrake
Page 7 - CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5
Page 8 - POV-Ray 3.7 RC3
Page 9 - Cinebench R11.5
Page 10 - Hyper Pi
Page 11 - PCMark 7
Page 12 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 13 - Resident Evil 5
Page 14 - H.A.W.X. 2 Benchmark
Page 15 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 16 - Power Consumption
Page 17 - Intel Core i3-2120 Overclocking
Page 18 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions