Reviews and Problems with Intel Core i3-2120 CM8062301044204 (BX80623I32120)
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Good Value, and Fine For Everyday Tasks
26 April 2014
Summary: Although I would have preferred the i5-2500K that I have used in the past, the price for that CPU has skyrocketed, but since the motherboard I had on hand requires a second-generation CPU, this I3-2120 seemed like a reasonable choice.
Summary: Built some econo boxes a few months ago and used these and they worked perfectly. They have lots of bang for the buck and can be a placeholder for an upgrade later easily too. THanks Amazon for the fast shipping as well.
Summary: My whole desktop, with the i3-2120 CPU, Sandisk Ultra SSD drive and Gigabyte HD 6670 video card, running Microsoft Flight Simulator X, graphics on highest setting, with 50-100 FPS, draws only 60 watts. My LCD monitor, draws 65 watts, for Pete's sake. The only downside is the crappy cooling fan.
Summary: This CPU is a work horse, and at the small price of $115 it's one of the best CPUs on the market. With 4 threads (to physical cores w/ hyper-threading) and a clock speed of 3.3Ghz this CPU will give you solid performance for most everyday tasks.
Hyperthreading and 7.1 on WEI (Careful With the Cooler's Push-Pins...)
C. Fountain, Amazon
17 April 2012
Summary: Pros: - Extremely fast dual core CPU - Includes hyper-threading - 7.1 out of 7.9 on WEI - Stock Intel cooler is fairly quiet Cons: - No turbo-boost - Stock Intel cooler has somewhat troublesome plastic push-pin mechanisms that hold the cooler to the motherboard.
Summary: Not sexy like a Core i5 or i7, but 3.3 GHz, runs fast and cool..... be nice if it came with a higher HD graphics chipset and the ability to use more shared RAM, but gets the job done. Since Turbo Boost is not possible, the standard fan/heatsink is more than sufficient.
Summary: This is a good 2nd generation Core I series (Sandy Bridge) processor. It is one of the lower end versions, but is still a noticeable boost in performance over older Core 2 processors. Installed this processor on a new media center/htpc build and it is working flawlessly.
Summary: For the price of this product, it works very good. My specs: Processor: i3-2120 - 115 $ Power Supply: LSP 650 - 60$ Case : Storm Enforcer 60$ HDD: 500GB Seagate Barracuda - 75$ Graphics Card - 9800 GT NVIDIA - 70$ CD DISK - 27 $ Motherboard - 80 $ So far spent 500 $ on a computer mainly for office...
Summary: I recently built a HTPC and when I was looking for a CPU I was looking for something with power, but was also quiet. I have this in a small HTPC with a SSD and Intel Motherboard. It works like a charm and because it runs so cool it never gets to hot in the small area its in.