Intel Core i3 2100 3.1GHz Socket 1155

  • Intel Core i3 2100 3.1GHz Socket 1155
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Based on 10 scores, 58 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    3
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Excellent performance for light threaded applications.
  • Low power consumption.
  • Runs at low temperatures.

Cons:

  • Cannot compete against quad cores in heavily threaded applications.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Tom's Hardware UK on

We update our first look at AMD's A6, A8, and A8 Trinity-based APUs with numbers from an A8-3870K, Core i3-2100, and Core i3-2105. The new results give us a much better idea of how the upcoming architecture will fare in productivity apps and games....

By Tom's Hardware UK on

Following our sub-£160 gaming CPU comparison, we put Intel's Core i3-2100 and AMD's FX-4100 under the microscope. This time, we test a number of different graphics cards from AMD to see how GPUs affect perceived processor bottlenecks. At the end of...

By iXBT Labs on

This time we'd like to offer you the summarized test results of as many as 71 processors. This generally marks the end of the year, not the end of another test method's life cycle (like the last time). We believe this summary contains all important...

By itnews.com.au on 83

A brand-new core design enables the chips to do more at a given clock speed than their predecessors. The humble Core i3-2120 runs at a slightly slower 3.3GHz frequency than the mid-range i5-660 from Intel's older 1156 platform, but it achieved higher...

By goldfries.com on

This review was made possible by Intel Yet another Intel processor you say? Yes, it's the Core i3-2100. Let's keep it simple……….. More details at the official product page . The Benchmarks Canon Digital Photo Professional Converting 16 18 megapixel...

By LanOC Reviews on 100

All Pages Page 1 of 15Intel started 2011 off with the official introduction to their highly anticipated Sandy Bridge processors. We had the chance to take a look at their mid-range i5-2500k and we loved it. The i5-2500k isn’t perfect for everyone,...

By Bit-tech.net on 72

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...

By iXBT Labs on

Although we've tested most processors from Intel, no due attention has been paid to a lot of CPUs from AMD. Today we shall make amends and examine as many as five affordable processors from this company. Testbeds Today's lineup to test will include...

By Motherboards.org on

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

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 Sandy Bridge products will be the best choice for almost any situation. The only weakness of the new Core i3-2120 and Core i3-2100 is complete unfitness for...

By TechRadar on 60

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...

By bjorn3d.com on 85

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...

By HardwareHeaven on 100

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...

By iXBT Labs on

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. But...

By BeHardware on

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

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 SilentPC Review on

In a dual core battle, Intel's entry level Sandy Bridge chip, the Core i3-2100, takes on AMD's best, the Phenom II X2 565 Black Edition. Find out how they stack up against each another and Intel's Clarkdale...

By AnandTech on

Intel never quite reached 4GHz with the Pentium 4. Despite being on a dedicated quest for gigahertz the company stopped short and the best we ever got was 3.8GHz. Within a year the clock (no pun intended) was reset and we were all running Core 2...

By DigitalVersus on 80

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,...

By Tom's Hardware on

Although the processing cores in Intel’s Sandy Bridge architecture are decidedly similar to Nehalem, the integration of on-die graphics and a...