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Intel Core i3 2100

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Front view of Intel Xeon E5320

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 0.5 MB 16x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 8x more l2 cache per core
Much lower typical power consumption 65W vs 98.28W Around 35% lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 6,799 vs 4,786 More than 40% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 37.88 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 93.47 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 1.86 GHz More than 65% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 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
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,583 vs 718 Around 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Nov, 2006 Release date over 4 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz vs 2.81 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.23 GHz vs 1.87 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5320 vs Core i3 2100

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5320
6,799
Core i3 2100
4,786

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5320
1,028
Core i3 2100
2,258

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5320
93,300 MB/s
Core i3 2100
153,100 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5320
3,058
Core i3 2100
4,738

GeekBench

Xeon E5320
3,172
Core i3 2100
7,901

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5320
2,288
Core i3 2100
3,664

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5320  vs
Core i3 2100 
Clock speed 1.86 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 771
LGA 1155

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 80W 65W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 37.88 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 93.47 $/year
Performance per watt 1.52 pt/W 1.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 98.28W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1

details

Xeon E5320  vs
Core i3 2100 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 8 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 7 31
Operating temperature Unknown - 66°C Unknown - 69.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.81 GHz 3.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.87 GHz 3.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.81 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
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