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Intel Core i3 2100

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 2100

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Intel Core i3 2100

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 50% higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 4,738 vs 1,884 More than 2.5x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 444 MHz More than 90% higher GPU clock speed
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,583 vs 710 Around 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,786 vs 1,973 Around 2.5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
Slightly more l3 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.23 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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AMD A4 3310MX

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 98.28W 2.7x lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 69.1 °C Around 45% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 37.88 $/year 3.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 93.47 $/year 2.4x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jun, 2011 vs Jan, 2011 Release date 5 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2100 vs A4 3310MX

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i3 2100
2,115
A4 3310MX
1,459

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2100
4,786
A4 3310MX
1,973

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2100
2,258
A4 3310MX
1,091

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2100
153,100 MB/s
A4 3310MX
87,100 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2100
4,738
A4 3310MX
1,884

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2100
5,042
A4 3310MX
3,530

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 2100
3,664
A4 3310MX
1,317

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2100  vs
A4 3310MX 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 65W 45W
Annual home energy cost 37.88 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 93.47 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 1.41 pt/W 1.87 pt/W
Typical power consumption 98.28W 36.56W

details

Core i3 2100  vs
A4 3310MX 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 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 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 31 12
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.23 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.23 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz 2.1 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000 Radeon™ HD 6480G
GPU clock speed 850 MHz 444 MHz

memory controller

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