Excellent performance for light threaded applications.
Low power consumption.
Runs at low temperatures.
Decent integrated graphics from Intel HD 2000.
Cannot compete against quad cores in heavily threaded applications.
By Bit-tech.net on July 01, 2011
Despite the lack of Turbo Boost, the i3-2100 was able to hold its own in many of our benchmarks, giving CPUs such as the LGA1366 Core i7-950 and quad-core Core i5-2400 something to think about. Most inspiring of all was its speed in games and image...72
By Motherboards.org on April 26, 2011
Today we are having a look at the Intel i3 2100 processor. This is a dual-core processor that has a clock speed of 3.1 GHz. It comes with 3 MB of Intel Smart Cache, built on a 32 nm manufacturing process and has a max TDP of 65 Watts. These...-
By X-bit Labs on April 20, 2011
Overall, Core i3-2120 and Core i3-2100 appear to be a good and inexpensive addition to the Core i7 and Core i5 LGA1155 series. If you are ready to settle for a dual-core CPU with Hyper-Threading support instead of a fully-functional quad-core, these...-
By TechRadar on April 19, 2011
After all the Sandy Bridge goodness without the quad-core price-tag? Then the dual-core Intel Core i3 2100 might well be up your street.While the high-end unlocked Sandy Bridge CPUs, the Intel Core i7 2600K and Intel Core i5 2500K were rightfully...60
By bjorn3d.com on April 14, 2011
Do not be fooled by the $124 pricing of the Core i3 2100. The processor is not a sloth. While it is not able to compete against a true quad-core when it comes to heavily threaded application, thanks to hyperthreading, it is more than capable in...85
By HardwareHeaven on April 04, 2011
There were two stand out aspects to the processors though. The first one was performance on offer from the i3-2100 for £90/$125. That CPU kept pace with the quad core model in a number of tests and really does offer a...100
By iXBT Labs on March 29, 2011
Although this review is dedicated to Core i3-2100, we'd like to mention two outsiders first: Phenom II X2 560 and Core 2 Quad Q8200. The results of the latter are logical: it's an old, discontinued solution we used solely as a reference point....-
By BeHardware on March 26, 2011
The LGA 1155 entry level dual core range is very attractive indeed. The memory controller, the IGP and the PCI Express are back on the same die, which allows the CPU to benefit from reduced latency during memory accesses, at the same time as reducing...-
By Phoronix on March 23, 2011
It takes just over ten minutes to build the Linux Kernel on the Intel Core i3 2100. These initial results plus others are available in this OpenBenchmarking.org result file or by running phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1103164-IV-NEWINTELC72. More...-
By DigitalVersus on January 03, 2011
Intel has produced a well-rounded CPU that can handle most jobs, including video games. You can certainly get a better processor—but you'll be paying more for it,...80