CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2400S vs 2100 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

7.1

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 i5 2400S

Reasons to consider the
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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
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 98.28W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 37.88 $/year 2.4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 93.47 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i3 2100

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Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.23 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2400S vs i3 2100

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 2400S
2.65 mPixels/s
Core i3 2100
2.05 mPixels/s

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 i5 2400S
2,170,000 MB/s
Core i3 2100
153,100 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2400S  vs
i3 2100 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 37.88 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 93.47 $/year
Performance per watt 11.75 pt/W 1.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 98.28W

bus

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

details

Core i5 2400S  vs
i3 2100 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 25 31
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 69.1°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 6 101
Overclocked clock speed 3.25 GHz 3.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 3.23 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,478.5 1,518.9
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.25 GHz 3.23 GHz

integrated graphics

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