Intel Core i3-7120 2-Core 4.0GHz

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Core i3-7120 2-Core 4.0GHz Performance Specification
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4 GHz
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Kaby Lake
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Core i3-7120 2-Core 4.0GHz Game Requirement Analysis

The Intel Core i3-7120 2-Core 4.0GHzis a low-end CPU based on Intel's 7th Gen 14nm Kaby Lake microarchitecture. It offers 2 physical cores (4 logical) clocked at 4.0GHz.

It does not have an unlocked multiplier and therefore cannot be overclocked using traditional methods.

It has 3MB of L3 Cache. Level 3 cache is a static memory bank of a processor and it is used to feed it instructions. This processor also supports DDR4 based RAMs with maximum memory support of 64GB.

It has a maximum Thermal Power Design of 51W. It is on par with competitor processors.

Among its many features are Intel Enhanced Speedstep, HyperThreading and Virtualization.

It integrates Intel HD Graphics 630 on board. It has a base frequency of 350MHz which can go up to 1.1GHz, as well as offering DirectX 12 support.

This CPU is likely to offer good computational performance but may suffer from performance dips on higher resolutions and more demanding applications.

Despite the HyperThreading, having just dual-cores means this is a bad budget choice for modern gaming.

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Core i3-7120 2-Core 4.0GHz vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Game Min. Rec.
Resident Evil 8 37% 154%
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition 37% 126%
Grand Theft Auto VI 33% 116%
Battlefield 6 27% 84%
Days Gone 2% 49%
Far Cry 6 33% 107%
Biomutant 41% 84%
Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition 22% 51%
Star Citizen 41% 41%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla - Wrath of the Druids 33% 77%
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