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Intel Core i3-8121U

Intel 8121U

The Intel Core i3-8121U is a power efficient entry-level dual-core processor for laptops. It is the first 10nm CPU from Intel and based on the new Cannon-Lake architecture. It offers 2 processor cores clocked at 2.2 (base) to 3.1 GHz (boost) and no integrated graphics card (therefore 2+0 setup according to Intel). Furthermore, a DDR4-2400 / LPDDR4/x-2400 memory controller (dual-channel, max. 41.6 GB/s, max. 32 GB) is integrated in the SoC.

First benchmarks show a similar performance to the higher clocked Intel Core i3-8130U (2.2 - 3.4 GHz, Kaby Lake, 14nm) and therefore in the entry level for laptops.

The CPU was introduced in the Lenovo IdeaPad-15ICN with a dedicated AMD Radeon RX 540 GPU and also in the Crimson Canyon NUC (also with a dedicated AMD GPU).

SeriesIntel Core i3
CodenameCannon-Lake
Clock Rate2200 - 3100 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache4 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Manufacturing Technology10 nm
Max. Temperature105 °C
FeaturesAVX2, SSE4.2, DDR4-2400 / LPDDR4/x-2400 Memory Controller
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date05/16/2018
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 8121U

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i3

» Intel Core i3 8100H
   3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 8145U
   2.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 8130U
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 8121U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 7100H
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 7167U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 8109U
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 7130U
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 6167U
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 6100H
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 5157U
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 6157U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 7100U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 6100U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4110M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4100M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4000M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4100E
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 3130M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 3120M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 5020U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 7020U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 3110M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 5010U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 5015U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 6006U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 2370M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 390M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 5005U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 2350M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 2348M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 380M
   2.53 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 2330M
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 2328M
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4158U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4120U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 370M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4030U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4025U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 2312M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 2310M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 2308M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4100U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 3227U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4010U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4005U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 3217U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4102E
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4030Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 350M
   2.26 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4020Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4012Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 330M
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 4010Y
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 3229Y
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 2377M
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 2375M
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 2367M
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 2365M
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 2357M
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 380UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Core i3 330UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i7 920XM
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Core i5 4330M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i7 3540M
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i5 4200H
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i7 4558U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i3 8121U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
+ Intel Core i5 5257U
   2.7 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 4308U
   2.8 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ AMD A-Series (Desktop) A10-7850K
   3.7 GHz / 4096 KB
+ AMD A-Series (Desktop) AMD A10-6800K
   4.1 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Quad (Desktop) Q9550
   2.83 GHz / 12268 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2018-05-14)