ProductCore i3-2120TCore i7-6900K
Brand Intel Intel
Street Price (Approx) ~ $100
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# CPU Cores 28
Frequency (GHz) 2.6 GHz3.2 GHz
Cache (MB) 320
TDP (Watts) 35 W140 W
Product Segment DesktopDesktop
Status ReleasedReleased
Announced On 2011-06-012016-03-01
TechnicalsCore i3-2120TCore i7-6900K
Dimensions (2D) 37.5x37.5 mm
Conflict Free? 1
# CPU Cores 28
Threads/Core 416
Frequency (GHz) 2.6 GHz3.2 GHz
Turbo Frequency (GHz) 3.7 GHz
Cache (MB) 320
Instructions Width (bits) 6464
Instructions Extensions SSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Lithography Process (nm) 32 nm14 nm
TDP (Watts) 35 W140 W
Max RAM 32 GB128 GB
RAM Types DDR3 1066/1333DDR4 2400/2133
# Memory Channels 24
Memory Bandwidth (GB/Sec) 21GB/s
Max CPU / Package 11
GPU None
PCI-E Version 23
PCI-E Max Lanes # 1640
Compatible Sockets FCLGA1155FCLGA2011-3
Intel Turbo Boost Version 2
Intel V-Pro NoNo
Intel Hyper-Thread YesYes
Intel Virtualization (VTX) YesYes
Intel Directed I/O (VTD) NoYes
Intel Ext. Page Tables (EPT) YesYes
Intel 64 YesYes
Idle States YesYes
Enhanced Speedstep Yes
Thermal MonitoringTech. Yes
Flex Memory Yes
Intel ID Protect Yes
Smart Response Technology Yes
Intel AES New Instructions NoYes
Trusted Execution NoNo
Execution Disable YesYes


Intel Core i3-2120T vs. Intel Core i7-6900K 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