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i3-2100 vs i3-2120?

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June 21, 2012 1:14:16 PM

Asrock H61M-DGS
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In my country the i3 2120 is 300mhz more in clock speed and just $2 dollars more. That's the only difference.
Is it worth the extra 2 dollars?

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June 21, 2012 2:07:02 PM

of course i3 2120 is better.
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June 21, 2012 5:41:20 PM

Of course it's worth $2. LOL

You cant raise bclk on H61.
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June 21, 2012 5:44:28 PM

@urban legend - WEI is one of the most stupidest benchmarks i've ever seen!! Only idiots judge a processor by its WEI score ...peace:) 

@ModernKamik - I'd gladly pay upto $10 more for it if i were u :D  go grab that 2120 :D :D 
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June 21, 2012 5:51:43 PM

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I agree but some are OCD about things like that, wouldn't you say.?


hmm...yea possibly, but i stopped giving a *** about WEI way back in 2008 :) 
I for myself will feel very uncomfortable with a 2.9GHz processor, crossing that imaginary 3Ghz mark will help me sleep in peace....that's why i got the E8400 over the E8300 :) 
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June 21, 2012 5:52:29 PM

i3-2120 - 5.5% better performance in games.
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June 22, 2012 2:01:54 AM

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overclock...


on a intel DG33FB mobo, OC'ing is impossible :(  or else i'd have it past 3.6GHz by now :lol: 
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June 22, 2012 3:46:56 PM

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if your a numbers freak then sorry to disappoint but in windows 7 WEI scores they are both the same: 7.1
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but of course the 2120 is .2GHz faster and only $5 more in some places.
you might get lucky and be able to raise the BLK in the BIOS just a tad and get it a bit faster.


I am not going to overclock anything.
Is it worth the said 5% for gaming?
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June 22, 2012 3:49:34 PM

jessterman21 said:
i3-2120 - 5.5% better performance in games.


is it worth the extra 2$?
For gaming?
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June 22, 2012 4:16:54 PM

ModernKamikaze said:
is it worth the extra 2$?
For gaming?

Absolutely - 100MHz in CPU clockspeed is typically worth $5-10 more. You're getting a deal.
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June 22, 2012 4:35:44 PM

Since both processors are multiplier locked the i3-2120 would probably be a better deal.

The only way to overclock the i3 processors is by raising the base clock of the motherboard.

For multiplier locked processors always better to the processor with the highest standard clock frequency.
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June 22, 2012 4:44:19 PM

dude for heavens sake just get the 2120 and close this thread....and YES IT IS WORTH EVERY CENT OF THAT EXTRA $5!!!

And forget about OC'ing an i3 :D 
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June 22, 2012 4:54:53 PM

$hawn said:
dude for heavens sake just get the 2120 and close this thread....and YES IT IS WORTH EVERY CENT OF THAT EXTRA $5!!!

And forget about OC'ing an i3 :D 



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June 23, 2012 3:49:02 PM

Best answer selected by ModernKamikaze.
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