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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 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 70% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
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
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 4 years later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 69.1 °C vs 55 °C More than 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz vs 2.56 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.23 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 2210 HE

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AMD Opteron 2210 HE

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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 55.25W vs 98.28W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Much lower annual home energy cost 16.38 $/year vs 37.88 $/year 2.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 59.57 $/year vs 93.47 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Core i3 2100  vs Opteron 2210 HE 

clock speed

Core i3 2100
3.1 GHz
Opteron 2210 HE
1.8 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i3 2100
3.23 GHz
Opteron 2210 HE
2.56 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i3 2100
3.23 GHz
Opteron 2210 HE
1.8 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2100  vs
Opteron 2210 HE 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
F
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 68W
Annual home energy cost 37.88 $/year 16.38 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 93.47 $/year 59.57 $/year
Typical power consumption 98.28W 55.25W

details

Core i3 2100  vs
Opteron 2210 HE 
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 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 31 9
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.23 GHz 2.56 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.23 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz 2.56 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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