CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2100 vs 1356 among all CPUs

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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 2100 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 2100  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Front view of Intel Core i3 2100

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 newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,583 vs 840 Around 90% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Apr, 2008 Release date over 2 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz vs 2.94 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.23 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 1356

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AMD Opteron 1356

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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 60.94W vs 98.28W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 18.07 $/year vs 37.88 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 65.7 $/year vs 93.47 $/year Around 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2100 vs Opteron 1356

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2100  vs
Opteron 1356 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM2
AM2+
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
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 75W
Annual home energy cost 37.88 $/year 18.07 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 93.47 $/year 65.7 $/year
Performance per watt 1.41 pt/W 1.38 pt/W
Typical power consumption 98.28W 60.94W

details

Core i3 2100  vs
Opteron 1356 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 31 11

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.23 GHz 2.94 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.23 GHz 2.3 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,518.9 2,009.8
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz 2.94 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000 N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 850 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A
Intel Core i3 2100
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