Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Sandy Bridge Processor Review

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The Test System

Before we look at the numbers, here is a brief glance at the test system that was used. All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. All benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running.

Intel Z68 Platform

Intel P55 Test Settings

The Intel Z68 platform that we used to test the Intel Core i3-2105, Core i3-2120 and Core i7-2600K
processors was running the Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 motherboard with BIOS F4
that came out on 6/22/2011. The G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB 1866MHz memory kit was set to 1866MHz with 1.5v and 9-10-9-28 1T memory timings.

Intel P55 Test Settings

The AMD Test System:

AMD Llano APU Test System

The test system was run in dual-channel memory mode at 1866MHz with
9-10-9-28 1T memory timings. The Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD4H motherboard was
running BIOS F2, which was the latest build available when testing was
completed. You can see all of the CPU-Z and GPU-Z information for this test platform below.

AMD Socket FM1 Test Settings

The integrated graphics comes up as Radeon HD 6550D according to GPU-Z and we used AMD CATALYST 11.6 drivers was
used for testing.

AMD Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

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Processor

A8-3850

Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD4H Click Here

Memory

8GB GSKILL Ripjaws 1866 Click Here

Video Card

n/a

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Hard Drive

Crucial C300 256GB SSD

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Cooling

AMD Retail Boxed

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Power Supply

Corsair HX850W

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Operating System

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

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