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Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge Dual-Core 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120

  • 32nm Sandy Bridge 65W
  • 3MB L3 Cache
  • 2 x 256KB L2 Cache
  • Intel HD Graphics 2000
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The Intel Core i3 processor family with Intel HD Graphics delivers a revolutionary new architecture for an unparalleled computing experience.

As the first level in Intel's new processor family, the Intel Core i3 processor is the perfect entry point for a fast, responsive PC experience.

This processor comes equipped with Intel HD Graphics, an advanced video engine that delivers smooth, high-quality HD video playback, and advanced 3D capabilities, providing an ideal graphics solution for everyday computing.

A smart choice for home and office, the Intel Core i3 processor also features Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, which enables each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking. Do not let too many open applications slow you and your PC down. Get smart performance now.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Stephanie P.
  • 8/26/2014 7:34:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsmeh

Pros: None really besides price

Cons: Slow - Dont think you will be doing any multitasking with this

Other Thoughts: Upgraded about 3 months of having this to an i5 2500k highly suggest that if you can pick one up

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  • Aaron N.
  • 4/17/2014 9:57:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPowers on for 1 second then :(

Pros: Ostensibly Compatible with EVGA Z68 FTW 160-SB-E689-KR LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard.

Cons: ^-In practice, not s'much.

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  • Steve S.
  • 3/16/2014 8:59:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfectly Adequate i3 2120

Pros: Ran this processor for over a year until I was able to replace it with an Ivy Bridge quad-core. It ran all of my applications and games perfectly adequately. 1920x1080 video decoded perfectly using software decoding, games ran smooth.

It has been handed down into new computers twice now and continues to run perfectly.

Rock solid for a budget processor!

Cons: Weak integrated video.
Intel's stock coolers are a joke.
A LOT of force had to be exerted to clamp down the processor in it's socket.

Other Thoughts: Make sure to turn off the integrated video in your bios right away if you have a discrete video card.
Replace the stock heatsink as soon as possible.

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  • Jonathan G.
  • 1/18/2014 12:13:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsi3 2120

Pros: Great budget gaming CPU. I play Skyrim, Assassins Creed 4, DayZ and Bioshock Infinite and this processor keeps me close to 60fps in all of them with my GTX 760. Great for PCSX2, runs Shadow of the Colossus (the most demanding game for the PS2 emulator) without a problem. Definitely the best ~$125 processor when I bought this in July 2012.

Cons: Not a quadcore. No overclocking options. Better 3rd/4th generation i3s out now.

Other Thoughts: Has lasted me a year and a half without any hiccups at all. Plan on upgrading to an i7 for my gaming rig soon and throwing this CPU into a low wattage server/HTPC.

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  • Aaron S.
  • 1/7/2014 11:53:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as intended

Pros: - Fast
- Good price
- Everything as advertised

Cons: - None

Other Thoughts: I bought this for my parents' computer build. I wanted something cheap, but which, when paired with a SSD, would give them a speedy boot up.

Not much else to be said, really. The product arrived quickly and has worked as advertised. It's certainly an improvement in every way over the 6-year-old core we had previously. Haven't had any flaws yet and I'm certainly happy with it.

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  • Steven D.
  • 12/11/2013 10:59:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAll the essentials.

Pros: Excellent power consumption. Decent multitasking capability. Acceptable graphics for basic gaming.

Cons: Second-generation cannot use modern busses such as PCIe 3.0 to the best of their capabilities. Power consumption and speed atre not as good as a more modern device. HD Graphics 2000 leaves much to be desired with video performance beyond basic use.

Other Thoughts: FOr mom's web browser or a business computer, you could do *much* worse than this little guy. If you're not looking for high-end powerhouse, this guy will be moderately future-proof. If you can afford it, consider spending a little extra for a third-generation or better.

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  • NATHAN L.
  • 12/2/2013 6:24:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI3-2120, 3.3GHz, LGA 1155

Pros: It works very fast and comparable to an I7 quadcore. But, it needs an SSD to complement its speed in a 32-bit Win7, as it seem to me.

Cons: It's only an I3 (dual-core) and it will not be on the same level of an I7 quadcore.

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  • Evan P.
  • 11/25/2013 3:12:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Very fast and handles all my games incredibly well

Cons: May have to be replaced with a bigger quad core since the minimum of games seems to be shifting in that direction.

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  • Robert A.
  • 10/16/2013 12:30:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Daily Driver

Pros: I purchased this processor to build a daily driver for the family - one that would allow for web surfing, e-mail, MS Office and the occasional game. This chip handles all of it with ease. For a dual core, it is still very fast.

Cons: None

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  • John G.
  • 9/24/2013 2:52:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: Good amount of speed. Went in with out any problems. always stays cool even with stock hsf

Cons: not i5 or i7

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