CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2100 vs G1620 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

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

5.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 2100 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 2100  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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Significantly higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz vs 2.79 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.23 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Celeron G1620

Reasons to consider the
Intel Celeron G1620

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Much lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 98.28W 2.2x lower typical power consumption
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 37.88 $/year 2.9x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 93.47 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jan, 2013 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2100 vs Celeron G1620

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

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 G1620
140,200 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2100  vs
Celeron G1620 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155

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 55W
Annual home energy cost 37.88 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 93.47 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 1.41 pt/W 1.99 pt/W
Typical power consumption 98.28W 44.69W

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 G1620 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 31 27

overclocking

Overclock popularity 101 0
Overclocked clock speed 3.23 GHz 2.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.23 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz 2.79 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000 Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 850 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,050 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 32,768 MB
Intel Core i3 2100
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