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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 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.23 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-88

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AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-88

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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 28.44W vs 98.28W 3.5x lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 69.1 °C Around 45% higher Maximum operating temperature
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

Features Key features of the Core i3 2100  vs Turion X2 Ultra ZM-88 

clock speed

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2100  vs
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-88 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

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

details

Core i3 2100  vs
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-88 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.23 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.23 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz 2.5 GHz

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
Typical power consumption 98.28W 28.44W
Intel Core i3 2100
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AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-88
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