Reviews and Problems with Intel Core i3-2120 CM8062301044204 (BX80623I32120)
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8 February 2015
Summary: Got this from an Intel fanboy who convinced me that buying his old Intel i3 that is 2 generations outdated was better than buying a new AMD vishera 6-core. Not exactly the case. Doesn't overheat, and it cost me 50 bucks, but I would've rather payed $150 for the AMD and an aftermarket cooler to keep...
Pros: Brought new life to my PC, switching from a core 2 duo with 3 gigs of DDR2 (800 MHz) to an i3 and 4 gigs of DDR3 (1333). Much better, but I could've gone a different route.
Cons: Outdated. Prime during its own time, but is now old.
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: 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.
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.
Pros: I am running this with WinXP Pro, Intel H61 board, 250 gig HD, and 4 gigs of ram and it just screams. Super fast performance. Even the integrated video is pretty good. Multitasking, burning CDs, downloading content, streaming video and burning DVDs. It chews through all of it.
Cons: The prices on these chips have dropped significantly in the last few months, but these i3's are still expensive.
Pros: Its affordable, if your looking for a standard cpu for just every day home use its a decent option.
Cons: looking at the amd A10-5800K for the same price i would go with it. its overclock able. i honestly cant see a good use for this. (other than a budget hackintosh). and dont even bother with an after market heat sink or water cooling system. you wont be able to take advantage of it