ProductCeleron 2957UCore i3-2120
Brand Intel Intel
Street Price (Approx) ~ $107
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# CPU Cores 22
Frequency (GHz) 1.4 GHz3.3 GHz
Cache (MB) 23
TDP (Watts) 15 W65 W
Product Segment MobileDesktop
Status ReleasedReleased
Announced On 2013-10-012011-01-01
TechnicalsCeleron 2957UCore i3-2120
Dimensions (2D) 40x40 mm37.5x37.5 mm
Conflict Free? 1
# CPU Cores 22
Threads/Core 24
Frequency (GHz) 1.4 GHz3.3 GHz
Cache (MB) 23
Instructions Width (bits) 6464
Instructions Extensions SSE4.1/4.2SSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Lithography Process (nm) 22 nm32 nm
TDP (Watts) 15 W65 W
Max RAM 16 GB32 GB
RAM Types DDR3L 1333/1600, LPDDR3 1333/1600DDR3 1066/1333
# Memory Channels 22
Memory Bandwidth (GB/Sec) 25.6GB/s21GB/s
Max CPU Temp. 100
Max CPU / Package 11
PCI-E Version 22
PCI-E Configurations 4x1, 1x4, 1x2
PCI-E Max Lanes # 1016
Compatible Sockets FCBGA1168FCLGA1155
Intel Turbo Boost Version
Intel V-Pro NoNo
Intel Hyper-Thread NoYes
Intel Virtualization (VTX) YesYes
Intel Directed I/O (VTD) NoNo
Intel Ext. Page Tables (EPT) YesYes
Intel TSX Sync. Extensions No
Intel 64 YesYes
Idle States YesYes
Thermal MonitoringTech. YesYes
Flex Memory Yes
Intel ID Protect NoYes
Intel SIPP No
Intel SMB Advantage No
Smart Response Technology No
Intel AES New Instructions NoNo
Intel Secure Key Yes
Intel OS Guard No
Trusted Execution NoNo
Execution Disable YesYes


Intel Celeron 2957U vs. Intel Core i3-2120 Specs & Speed Benchmarks

CPU Speed

These tests are designed to stress the CPU components of the processor

Geekbench 4 Multi, Higher is better

Geekbench 4 Single, Higher is better

Memory Bandwidth (GB/Sec), Higher is better


Performance/Price (Value)

Some of the same tests as above, but shown as a relation to the price. This shows what performance you get for each additional dollar spent. The higher the score, and the more value you get for your money

Geekbench 4 Multi / Price, Higher is better