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Windows 7: CPU Question


31 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
CPU Question

I have a Intel Core i3-2120 = 3.3Ghz in my desktop. Is this a 2nd or 3rd generation i3? The reason I am asking is that I am shopping for a laptop and have seen the term 2nd generation next to the i3. Just curious which mine is. == Also, when did 3rd generation come out?

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31 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Its a Sandy bridge which is 2nd generation.

ARK | Intel® Core

No idea when 3rd generation (ivy bridge) was released.
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31 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Thanks for the reply
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31 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

i3 2120= 2nd Generation

i3 3240= 3rd Genaration

same applies to i5 and i7

i5 2500k = i5 3570k

i7 2600k = i73770k

so basicly first number tells you the generation
and the k means that it is highly overclockable, sorry to say i3 is not overclockable
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31 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Ivy Bridge, or 3rd Generation, Laptops hit the shelves around late April/May if I remember correctly.
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31 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Thanks to everyone for the info.
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31 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

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31 Oct 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
if we helped you then help us my reping us!!!
Possibly you should check your Rep in the future before you ask for it.
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01 Nov 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

sorry i kinda forgot about it
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