CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2100 vs 3500 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

2.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 2100 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 2100  based on its overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 2100

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 2100

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Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 50% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.23 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A6 3500

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AMD A6 3500

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More cores 3 vs 2 1 more cores; run more applications at once

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2100 vs A6 3500

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i3 2100
2.05 mPixels/s
A6 3500
2.7 mPixels/s

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i3 2100
2,115
A6 3500
1,978

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2100
4,786
A6 3500
3,139

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2100
2,258
A6 3500
1,217

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2100
153,100 MB/s
A6 3500
94.7 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2100
4,738
A6 3500
2,980

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 2100
3,664
A6 3500
2,006

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 2100
1,583
A6 3500
748

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2100  vs
A6 3500 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Tri 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
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000 Radeon™ HD 6530D
GPU clock speed 850 MHz 443 MHz

memory controller

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

details

Core i3 2100  vs
A6 3500 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 3
L2 cache 0.5 MB 3 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 0.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 70.9°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 101 8
Overclocked clock speed 3.23 GHz 3.34 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.23 GHz 2.1 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,518.9 1,783.9
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz 3.34 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 37.88 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 93.47 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.41 pt/W 1.62 pt/W
Typical power consumption 98.28W 52.81W
Intel Core i3 2100
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Comments

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AMD Llanos have no L3 cache, see <a href=http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/TYPE-A6-Series.html>Cpu-World</a>
An Intel i3-2100 has a GPU, an Intel HD Graphics 2000: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Core_i3_microprocessors#Sandy_Bridge_microarchitecture http://ark.intel.com/products/53422/ http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_i3/Intel-Core%20i3-2100%20CM8062301061600.html
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