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Intel Core i3 2100

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 2100

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Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 2.5x higher clock speed
Much higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 2.5x higher GPU clock speed
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,786 vs 1,457 More than 3.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz vs 1.2 GHz Around 2.8x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,583 vs 633 More than 2.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 10% better turbo clock speed
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.23 GHz vs 1.2 GHz Around 2.8x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
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Much lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 98.28W 7.1x lower typical power consumption
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 69.1 °C Around 45% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 37.88 $/year 9.2x lower annual home energy cost
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 93.47 $/year 6.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better performance per watt 2.67 pt/W vs 1.41 pt/W More than 90% better performance per watt
Newer Jul, 2011 vs Jan, 2011 Release date 6 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2100 vs Celeron 857

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
Celeron 857
56 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2100  vs
Celeron 857 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 1.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
BGA 1023

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 17W
Annual home energy cost 37.88 $/year 4.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 93.47 $/year 14.89 $/year
Performance per watt 1.41 pt/W 2.67 pt/W
Typical power consumption 98.28W 13.81W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i3 2100  vs
Celeron 857 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 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 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 31 12
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.23 GHz 1.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.23 GHz 1.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz 1.2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000 Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 2 2
GPU clock speed 850 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 16,384 MB
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