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. I don't do heavy-duty computing tasks, and now that I have two Win7 machines that are essentially identical except for the processors, I can't really see any performance difference between the i5-2500K and the i3-2120.
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. Just yesterday overclocked it for the first time so we'll so how that goes :) I'll update this review if anything changes. 5 stars. The windows experience index gives it a 7.1 out of 7.9. but I dont know how much that matters.
Summary: I bought this processor to do a cheap upgrade of my custom gaming rig, and I have to say, it works fantastic! It's fast, gave me a leap in performance, and was really easy to install. I highly recommend for anyone looking for an affordable upgrade to their current processor. I'm now only 3 AA settings away from completely maxing out Crysis 3 when using this in conjunction with a NVIDIA GTX 580!
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: I purchased this CPU for my aging studio computer. Paired it with an intel DH67 board and found it to be much more than adequate for my needs. Proof? I was running a late model Pentium4, producing audio and video in Cubase6 and Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12: Audio processing before: 1minute = ~45 sec Video processing before: 1min = 1.25hr Audio processing After: 1minute = ~5 sec Video processing After: 1min = .25hr BOOM!