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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 1.48 GHz More than 2x higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 4,738 vs 964 Around 5x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Significantly newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 40 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 529 MHz More than 60% higher GPU clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,583 vs 391 More than 4x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,786 vs 1,022 Around 4.8x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz vs 1.5 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.23 GHz vs 1.48 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD E1 1500

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Much lower typical power consumption 14.63W vs 98.28W 6.7x lower typical power consumption
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.34 $/year vs 37.88 $/year 8.7x lower annual home energy cost
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 15.77 $/year vs 93.47 $/year 5.9x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jan, 2013 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 2 years later
Better performance per watt 2.5 pt/W vs 1.41 pt/W More than 75% better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2100 vs E1 1500

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2100
4,786
E1 1500
1,022

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2100
2,258
E1 1500
574

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2100
153,100 MB/s
E1 1500
47,850 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2100
4,738
E1 1500
964

GeekBench

Core i3 2100
7,901
E1 1500
964

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 2100
3,664
E1 1500
690

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 2100
1,583
E1 1500
391

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2100  vs
E1 1500 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 1.48 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

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 18W
Annual home energy cost 37.88 $/year 4.34 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 93.47 $/year 15.77 $/year
Performance per watt 1.41 pt/W 2.5 pt/W
Typical power consumption 98.28W 14.63W

details

Core i3 2100  vs
E1 1500 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 40 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.23 GHz 1.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.23 GHz 1.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz 1.5 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000 AMD Radeon HD 7310
GPU clock speed 850 MHz 529 MHz

memory controller

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