CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2100 vs 570 among desktop 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

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

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Phenom II X2 Black 570 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Phenom II X2 Black 570  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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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
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Front view of AMD Phenom II X2 Black 570

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AMD Phenom II X2 Black 570

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.27 GHz vs 3.23 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower typical power consumption 65W vs 98.28W Around 35% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 37.88 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 93.47 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 3.23 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2100 vs Phenom II X2 Black 570

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2100  vs
Phenom II X2 Black 570 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM3
Is unlocked No Yes

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 80W
Annual home energy cost 37.88 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 93.47 $/year 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 1.41 pt/W 1.35 pt/W
Typical power consumption 98.28W 65W

details

Core i3 2100  vs
Phenom II X2 Black 570 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 3 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.23 GHz 4.27 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.23 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz 4.27 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Intel Core i3 2100
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AMD Phenom II X2 Black 570
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