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Front view of Intel Core i3 2100

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 2100

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Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 6x more l3 cache per core
Front view of AMD A300 Series Workstations FirePro™ A320 Accelerated

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 81.25W vs 98.28W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 69.1 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 24.09 $/year vs 37.88 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Aug, 2012 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 87.6 $/year vs 93.47 $/year More than 5% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Core i3 2100  vs A300 Series Workstations FirePro™ A320 Accelerated 

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2100  vs
A300 Series Workstations FirePro™ A320 Accelerated 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3

details

Core i3 2100  vs
A300 Series Workstations FirePro™ A320 Accelerated 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 74°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000 AMD Radeon 800 MHz
GPU clock speed 850 MHz 800 MHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 100W
Annual home energy cost 37.88 $/year 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 93.47 $/year 87.6 $/year
Typical power consumption 98.28W 81.25W
Intel Core i3 2100
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