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Benchmark performance using all cores


Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)


How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 1 more


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Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Intel Core i3 2100 

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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 3.21 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.35 GHz vs 3.27 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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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Newer manufacturing process 32 nms vs 90 nms 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
Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,570 vs 696 More than 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Apr, 2005 Release date over 5 years later
Much better performance per dollar 6.11 pt/$ vs 0.18 pt/$ Around 34.5x better performance per dollar
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better PassMark score 3,618 vs 647 More than 5.5x better PassMark score
Slightly lower typical power consumption 98.28W vs 105.63W More than 5% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 4.38 pt/W vs 1.29 pt/W Around 3.5x 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

Specifications Full list of technical specs


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
Is hyperthreaded No Yes


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support No Yes
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes


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


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 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 15 31
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.8°C Unknown - 69.1°C


Overclocked clock speed 3.72 GHz 3.21 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.35 GHz 3.27 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.72 GHz 3.21 GHz

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 1.29 pt/W 4.38 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 98.28W


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