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Front view of Intel Core i3 2100

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Intel Core i3 2100

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Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Much better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 10% better turbo clock speed
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz vs 2.35 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 69.1 °C vs 65 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.23 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Celeron G550T

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Intel Celeron G550T

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Much 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 lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 98.28W 3.5x lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
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
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2100 vs Celeron G550T

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2100  vs
Celeron G550T 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 2.2 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 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 3.03 pt/W
Typical power consumption 98.28W 28.44W

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 G550T 
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 22
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 65°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.23 GHz 2.35 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.23 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz 2.35 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 650 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 17,066.66 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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