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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 better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 4,738 vs 1,245 More than 3.8x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 500 MHz Around 2.2x better turbo clock speed
Much higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 166 MHz More than 5x higher GPU clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 1.14 pt/$ vs 0.27 pt/$ More than 4.2x better performance per dollar
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,583 vs 474 More than 3.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,786 vs 1,336 More than 3.5x 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)
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
Front view of Intel Celeron U3600

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Intel Celeron U3600

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Much lower typical power consumption 14.63W vs 98.28W 6.7x 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 lower annual home energy cost 4.34 $/year vs 37.88 $/year 8.7x 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 15.77 $/year vs 93.47 $/year 5.9x lower annual commercial energy cost
Slightly better performance per watt 2 pt/W vs 1.41 pt/W More than 40% better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2100 vs Celeron U3600

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 U3600
50.3 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2100  vs
Celeron U3600 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 1.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
BGA 1288

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 18W
Annual home energy cost 37.88 $/year 4.34 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 93.47 $/year 15.77 $/year
Performance per watt 1.41 pt/W 2 pt/W
Typical power consumption 98.28W 14.63W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 2,500 MT/s

details

Core i3 2100  vs
Celeron U3600 
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 9

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 166 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 500 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 8,192 MB
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