Intel Core i3-2100: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i3-2100

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i3-2100 sales on February 2011 at a recommended price of $73. This is Sandy Bridge architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.10 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1155 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt. It supports DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 7.79 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7742.

General info

Of Core i3-2100 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
18.37
 
Type
Desktop
 
Achitecture codename
Sandy Bridge
 
Release date
on February 2011
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$73
 
Price now
$60
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i3-2100's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i3-2100's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
2
 
Number of threads
4
 
Maximum frequency
3.1 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
of 896 (Core i9-7940X)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
of 8192 (FX-8350)
L3 cache
3 MB (shared)
 
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
Die size
131 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
69 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Transistor count
504 million
 
of 19200 (EPYC 7551P)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i3-2100 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
FCLGA1155
 
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i3-2100. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX
 
vPro
-
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
-
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Flex Memory Access
+
 
FDI
+
 
Fast Memory Access
+
 

Security technologies

Core i3-2100 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
EDB
+
 
Identity Protection
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i3-2100 are enumerated here.
VT-d
-
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i3-2100.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
21 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i3-2100.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD 2000
 
Quick Sync
+
 
Clear Video HD
+
 
Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 
InTru 3D
+
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i3-2100's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
2
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i3-2100's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i3-2100. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

7.79

Passmark

3691

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

2400

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i3-2100. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
6.9 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i3-2100 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i3-2100 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i3-2100 from AMD is Phenom II X4 B95, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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