Core i3-2120 3.3GHz
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Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Performance Specification
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3.3 GHz
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Sandy Bridge
65W
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LGA 1155/Socket H2
64 Bit
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Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Game Requirement Analysis

Core i3-2120 3.3GHz is a middle-class CPU based on the 32nm, Sandy Bridge architecture.


It offers 2 Physical Cores (4 Logical), clocked at 3.3GHz and 3MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Turbo Boost and HyperThreading are activated.


The processor integrates weak Graphics called Intel HD Graphics 2000, with 6 Execution Units, initially clocked at 850MHz and that go up to 1100MHz, in Turbo Mode which share the L2 Cache and system RAM with the processor.
Both the processor and integrated graphics have a rated board TDP of 65W.


It is a powerful processor whose performance is good. It's thus capable of running most applications smoothly without any problem.


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nicktrice's Rig
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Hi i am looking to build a pc for my older brother he is moving from ps4 to pc and the only games he plays are black ops 3 and now overwatch would this be an ok processor for those two games

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dan1990's Rig
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Hi looking to upgrade please what would be a few options i could take the i3 done me well but i think its holding me back need a quad core also on budget so no k cpu please. Thanks

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Without getting a new motherboard you could upgrade to the 2nd gen i5/i7s (or third gen if your motherboard supports that too) if you want to not have to upgrade your cpu again for a while id get an i7 but if you can't afford a new gpu/maybe psu an i7 would be a little overkill.

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AjrAlves's Rig
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I have one, isn't very good for newer games. It was, but now its a Basic processor for gaming and i strongly recomend taking a i5 2500+ or FX 6300+ if you want play newer games

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need a graphics card for my system can any one help me please

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aditrex's Rig
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Gtx 750 ti r7 370 would be nice upgrade for you and i also suggest you upgrading your ram to 8gb

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Thanks for the response i will get more ram also would them graphics card need a power supply as my psu doesn't have the connecter so would i be better upgrading that first. Am looking to run fishing planet, carp fishing sim, rust, dayz.

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Gtx 750ti is very power eficient card does not need any cable connector so you should be fine with your corrent psu

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guys what is the best upgrade for this cpu . thanks in advance

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Im trying 2 get my hands on the i5-2500k….thats going 2 b a AWESOME upgrade. seriously…just google it or search it here in the search bar ;)

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Thanks bro :D I am thinking to buy it.

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Or u can get this 1…i just got it Yesterday. i5-3570k

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isn't that a different socket meaning i have to do a fresh install or back to square one.. cause i was thinking if there is an i7 that has a similar socket that i can get my hands on so that I dont need to forcely delete all my progress

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Nope, same socket

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this CPU bottleneck one GTX 960?

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It's a long time ago :xD But Yes :D

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Swapping to a 3570K..

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will nvida gtx 760 oc 2 gb ddr 5 be good enough with this cpu to play gta V and assassins creed unity?

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Both games will Run somewhat in high/ultra but expect little lags in CPU demanding scenes

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Hey!


If i buy a good GPU,this cpu can handle it?
I wanna buy a GeForce GTX 970 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition.
I know,not a best cpu i have,but no more cash and i wanna play games in this year,especially Witcher III! GPU upgrade enough?

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I wouldn't waste your money on a GTX 970 if you're gonna pair it with this CPU. I have a GTX 650 with this CPU and my GPU still gets slightly bottlenecked by this CPU.

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What is the best graphic card with this CPU for gaming

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Your 270X, probably. Or the nVidia equivalent, being the GTX 760. Doesn't really matter.

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hey guys i3 3220 is better At i3 2120 or not

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It is better

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Is it much better than him

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Check this link, it will give you an accurate idea of their differences.
They are similar in real world performance, with the 3220 being somewhat faster.

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i3 3220 l2 cache 512 kb -- i3 2120 l2 cache 256 kb

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