CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 830 vs 2100 among desktop CPUs

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

7.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 2100 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 2100  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium D 830

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium D 830

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More l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.72 GHz vs 3.23 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year vs 37.88 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i3 2100

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Intel Core i3 2100

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Apr, 2005 Release date over 5 years later
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 2,258 vs 841 Around 2.8x better geekbench 3 single core score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,786 vs 1,493 Around 3.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better performance per dollar 2.29 pt/$ vs 0.3 pt/$ Around 7.8x better performance per dollar
Lower typical power consumption 98.28W vs 105.63W More than 5% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 2.82 pt/W vs 0.92 pt/W More than 3x better performance per watt
Lower annual commercial energy cost 93.47 $/year vs 113.88 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium D 830 vs Core i3 2100

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

Pentium D 830
108,300 MB/s
Core i3 2100
153,100 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium D 830  vs
Core i3 2100 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support No 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 130W 65W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 37.88 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 93.47 $/year
Performance per watt 0.92 pt/W 2.82 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 98.28W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1

details

Pentium D 830  vs
Core i3 2100 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 2 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 15 31
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.8°C Unknown - 69.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.72 GHz 3.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3 GHz 3.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.72 GHz 3.23 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Intel Pentium D 830
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