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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


SYSTEM INFORMATION
PROCESSOR INTEL CORE i3 2100
AMD ATHLON II X3 455
MOTHERBOARD MSI H67MA E35 B3
FOXCONN A76ML K3.0
VIDEO CARD SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 6850
AMD DRIVER CATALYST v11.11 WHQL
MEMORY PATRIOT 4GB PC3 12800 DDR3
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS 7

DRAGON AGE ORIGINS

NORMAL QUALITY

INTEL CORE i3 2100124
AMD ATHLON II X3 45598

INTEL CORE i3 2100 AMD ATHLON II X3 455

COMMENT - "Intel Core i3 2100 is 21% faster than AMD Athlon II X3 455 with Dragon Age Origins using Normal Quality."


WORLD OF WARCRAFT

NORMAL QUALITY

INTEL CORE i3 210095
AMD ATHLON II X3 45569

INTEL CORE i3 2100 AMD ATHLON II X3 455

COMMENT - "Intel Core i3 2100 is 37% faster than AMD Athlon II X3 455 with World of Warcraft using Normal Quality."


FINAL RESULT

COMMENT - "Intel Core i3 2100 gives good performance against AMD Athlon II X3 455 with the software we used for benchmarking. Using general pc use Intel Core i3 2100 was 15% faster than AMD Athlon II X3 455. Using games Intel Core i3 2100 was 24% faster than AMD Athlon II X3 455 for a good result. However you will pay over 34% more for Intel Core i3 2100 compared to AMD Athlon II X3 455 and the difference in performance was at most only 24%. Intel Core i3 2100 is just a dual core processor with hyper threading technology but it's performance is very good for a dual core processor."

INTEL CORE i3 2100 SCORES 9/10!

AMD ATHLON II X3 455 SCORES 8/10!

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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