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INTEL CORE i3 2100 CPU

"We are testing Intel Core i3 2100 processor against AMD Athlon II X3 455 processor. Intel Core i3 2100 is clocked at 3100Mhz and AMD Athlon II X3 455 is clocked at 3300Mhz. We will be using Benchmarks for testing Intel Core i3 2100 and AMD Athlon II X3 455 which are:- Divx, Povray, Sysmark 2007, Windows Media Encoder, Dragon Age Origins and World of Warcraft. Intel Core i3 2100 has 7% lower clock speed than AMD Athlon II X3 455 but Intel Core i3 2100 has 3MB L3 Cache while AMD Athlon II X3 455 has none. Intel Core i3 2100 also has Hyper Threading Technology which makes up for it being only Dual Core."

INTEL CORE i3 2100

INTEL CORE i3 2100 FEATURES

"Intel Core i3 2100 brings so many features to the Budget CPU Processor. Intel Core i3 2100 is a 2nd Generation Core i3 Processor offering Enhanced Performance and Smart Multitasking using Four Way Multitask Processing deliving Stunning built in visuals. Intel Core i3 2100 is clocked at 3.1Ghz with a large Level 3 Cache of 3MB. Intel Core i3 2100 might only be Dual Core but it uses Hyper Threading which adds to Logical Cores which makes Intel Core i3 2100 very near to being a Quad Core Processor."

"Intel Core i3 2100 has some advanced Energy Saving Features to keep Intel Core i3 2100 with a a max TDP of only 65 Watts. Intel Core i3 2100 uses the 32nm Process which makes Intel Core i3 2100 Operate cool and use less Power."

"Intel Core i3 2100 is a very fast CPU operating at 3.1Ghz with 2 x 256 Level 2 Cache and 3MB L3 Cache which greatly helps performance. Intel Core i3 2100 uses Intel Hyper Threading Technology, Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x) and many more Advanced Technology."

"Intel Hyper Threading Technology - Intel Hyper Threading Technology (Intel HT Technology) uses processor resources more efficiently, enabling multiple threads to run on each core. Intel HT Technology increases processor throughput, improving overall performance on threaded software. Intel HT Technology is available on Previous Generation Intel Core processors, 2nd generation Intel Core processor family, and Intel Xeon processor family. An Intel processor and chipset combined with an OS and BIOS supporting Intel HT Technology allows you to: Run demanding applications simultaneously while maintaining system responsiveness. Keep systems more secure, efficient, and manageable while minimizing impact on productivity. Provide headroom for future business growth and new solution capabilities."

"Virtualization - Increasing manageability, security, and flexibility in IT environments, virtualization technologies like hardware-assisted Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) combined with software-based virtualization solutions provide maximum system utilization by consolidating multiple environments into a single server or PC. By abstracting the software away from the underlying hardware, a world of new usage models opens up that reduce costs, increase management efficiency, strengthen security, while making your computing infrastructure more resilient in the event of a disaster."

"Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology - An advanced means of enabling very high performance while also meeting the power-conservation needs of mobile systems. conventional Intel SpeedStep Technology switches both voltage and frequency in tandem between high and low levels in response to processor load. Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology builds upon that architecture using design strategies that include the following: Separation between voltage and frequency changes. By stepping voltage up and down in small increments separately from frequency changes, the processor is able to reduce periods of system unavailability (which occur during frequency change). Thus, the system is able to transition between voltage and frequency states more often, providing improved power/performance balance. Clock partitioning and recovery. The bus clock continues running during state transition, even when the core clock and phase-locked loop are stopped, which allows logic to remain active."


INTEL CORE i3 2100 SPECIFICATIONS

PROCESSOR CODE NAME L2 CACHE L3 CACHE CPU SPEED SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSE4 AMD-V EM64T VT-x AVX
CORE i3 2100 SANDY BRIDGE 2 x 256K 3MB 3100 YES YES YES YES NO YES YES YES
ATHLON II X3 455 RANA 3 x 512K N/A 3300 YES YES YES YES YES NO NO NO
PROCESSOR CODE NAME L2 CACHE L3 CACHE CPU SPEED SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSE4 AMD-V EM64T VT-x AVX

INTEL CORE i3 2100 CPU REVIEW

PAGE 1 - INTEL CORE i3 2100 AND AMD ATHLON II X3 455
PAGE 2 - DIVX, POVRAY AND POWER REQUIREMENT
PAGE 3 - SYSMARK 2007 AND WINDOWS MEDIA ENCODER
PAGE 4 - DRAGON AGE ORIGINS, WARCRAFT AND FINAL RESULT

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