The Intel Core i3-2120 was a desktop processor with 2 cores, launched in February 2011. It is part of the Core i3 lineup, using the Sandy Bridge architecture with Socket 1155.Thanks to Intel Hyper-Threading the core-count is effectively doubled, to 4 threads. Core i3-2120 has 3MB of L3 cache and GHz. Intel is building the Core i3-2120 on a 32 nm production process using 504 million transistors. The multiplier is locked on Core i3-2120, which limits its overclocking capabilities.
With a TDP of 65 W, the Core i3-2120 consumes typical power levels for a modern PC. Intel's processor supports DDR3 memory with a dual-channel interface. For communication with other components in the system, Core i3-2120 uses a PCI-Express Gen 3 connection. This processor features the Intel HD 2000 integrated graphics solution.
Hardware virtualization is available on the Core i3-2120, which greatly improves virtual machine performance.