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Intel Core i3-8121U @ 2.20GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i3-8121U @ 2.20GHz can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
  • The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.

Is the Intel Core i3-8121U @ 2.20GHz Good for Gaming?

This is an old CPU that contains 2 Cores and 4 Threads. This CPU may not do well with games especially more recent releases. Best to check with your system requirements from the developer of the games you are interested to see if it is compatible. [More ...]

Intel Core i3-8121U @ 2.20GHz

Description:

Class: Laptop

Socket:

Clockspeed: 2.2 GHz

Turbo Speed: 3.2 GHz

Cores: 2 Threads: 4

Typical TDP: 15 W

Cache Size: L1: 256 KB, L2: 1.0 MB, L3: 4 MB

Other names: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-8121U CPU @ 2.20GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q4 2018

CPUmark/$Price: 15.15

Overall Rank: 1472

Last Price Change: $290.00 USD (2021-05-17)

Average CPU Mark
rating
4393

Single Thread Rating: 1937
Samples: 28*
*Margin for error: Low



PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 4,803
Thread: 1,654

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i3-8121U @ 2.20GHz

Integer Math14,470 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math6,825 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers15 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting6 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption2,160 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression47.4 MBytes/Sec
Physics341 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions3,782 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,937 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 7th of February 2023.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i3-8121U @ 2.20GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 7th of February 2023
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 7th of February 2023.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

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Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i3-8121U @ 2.20GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL1655811 - Oct 24 2022
4515
BL1655780 - Oct 24 2022
4517
BL1609940 - Aug 10 2022
4223
BL1604832 - Jul 31 2022
4503
BL1574321 - May 31 2022
4539
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i3-8121U @ 2.20GHz
As of 7th of February 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i3-8121U @ 2.20GHz
4,393
Intel Core i3-8145U @ 2.10GHz vs Intel Core i3-8121U
3,858 (-12.2%)
Intel Core i3-8130U @ 2.20GHz vs Intel Core i3-8121U
3,623 (-17.5%)
Intel Core i3-1005G1 @ 1.20GHz vs Intel Core i3-8121U
5,033 (+14.6%)
Intel Core i5-7442EQ @ 2.10GHz vs Intel Core i3-8121U
4,834 (+10.0%)
Intel Core i5-6442EQ @ 1.90GHz vs Intel Core i3-8121U
4,598 (+4.7%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U vs Intel Core i3-8121U
3,860 (-12.1%)
Intel Core i5-6287U @ 3.10GHz vs Intel Core i3-8121U
3,819 (-13.1%)
Intel Core i3-7100H @ 3.00GHz vs Intel Core i3-8121U
3,430 (-21.9%)
Intel Core m3-8100Y @ 1.10GHz vs Intel Core i3-8121U
2,907 (-33.8%)
AMD Athlon 220GE vs Intel Core i3-8121U
4,424 (+0.7%)
Intel Core i3-8145UE @ 2.20GHz vs Intel Core i3-8121U
4,087 (-7.0%)
Intel Core i7-6660U @ 2.40GHz vs Intel Core i3-8121U
3,753 (-14.6%)


Is the Intel Core i3-8121U @ 2.20GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 7th of February 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
6,699
Intel Core i9-12900HK
5,877
Intel Core i9-12900H
5,757
Intel Core i9-12950HX
5,631
Intel Core i7-1370P
5,618
Intel Core i9-12900HX
5,588
Intel Core i7-12650H
5,263
Intel Core i7-12800H
5,255
Intel Core i7-12700H
5,168
Intel Core i7-12800HX
4,832
Intel Core i7-1280P
4,814
Intel Core i7-12850HX
4,753
Intel Core i3-8121U @ 2.20GHz
1,376