Reviews and Problems with Intel Core i3-2120 CM8062301044204 (BX80623I32120)
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15 July 2014
Summary: Good processor but it's been replaced by a couple of newer models both of which are more powerful and more efficient, too. Choose either the Core i3-3240 or Core i3-4130 at the same price as this older i3-2120. Of course, you must check which processor your motherboard will accept before ordering!
Summary: I bought one of these for a budget business-class desktop. I've heard great things about the i3 line in Sandy Bridge and the price was right. This is a dual core processor built on Intel's 2nd gen Sandy Bridge architecture, which uses a 32nm process.
Summary: The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 was the cooler. The cooler it comes with is somewhat anemic. It seemed to be the bare minimum cooling capacity to keep the processor functional. It will be in a high heat environment and I want to get the longest life out of my rig.
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: A very good CPU for most general computing and light gaming/ video streaming. This really worked fairly well for me and my gaming as well, I just upgraded to a quad-core processor because I started gaming more regularly on my PC.
Summary: I did a bunch of research before I bought this CPU. Its the best bang for the buck, if you're considering getting the i5 or i7 I dont think its worth the extra money. Been running it for about 4 or 6 months now.