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Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1105C

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3-1105C

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Much lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 98.28W 4.8x 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
More l3 cache 6 MB vs 3 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 37.88 $/year 6.3x lower annual home energy cost
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 93.47 $/year 4.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
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 1 GHz More than 3x higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 3.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.23 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 3.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Xeon E3-1105C  vs Core i3 2100 

clock speed

Core i3 2100
3.1 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i3 2100
3.23 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i3 2100
3.23 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1105C  vs
Core i3 2100 
Clock speed 1 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

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 25W 65W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 37.88 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year 93.47 $/year
Typical power consumption 20.31W 98.28W

bus

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

details

Xeon E3-1105C  vs
Core i3 2100 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 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

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1 GHz 3.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1 GHz 3.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1 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
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1105C
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