CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2100 vs N930 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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Significantly higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 55% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,583 vs 641 Around 2.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz vs 2.02 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,786 vs 3,597 Around 35% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More l2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core vs 0.13 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.23 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jan, 2011 vs May, 2010 Release date 7 months later
Front view of AMD Phenom II N930

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom II N930

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Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 98.28W 3.5x lower typical power consumption
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 37.88 $/year 4.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 93.47 $/year 3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better performance per watt 2.74 pt/W vs 1.41 pt/W Around 95% better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2100 vs Phenom II N930

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2100
153,100 MB/s
Phenom II N930
79,150 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2100  vs
Phenom II N930 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
S1
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 35W
Annual home energy cost 37.88 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 93.47 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 1.41 pt/W 2.74 pt/W
Typical power consumption 98.28W 28.44W

details

Core i3 2100  vs
Phenom II N930 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.13 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.23 GHz 2.02 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.23 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz 2.02 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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AMD Phenom II N930
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