Intel Core i3-2102 vs Pentium G3450

General info

Comparing Core i3-2102 and Pentium G3450 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
18.01
 
12.55
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Architecture codename
Sandy Bridge
 
Haswell
Release date
1 June 2011
 
1 May 2014
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$175
Price now
$58
 
$100

Technical specs

Core i3-2102 and Pentium G3450 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i3-2102 and Pentium G3450 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
2
Base frequency
3.1 GHz
 
3.3 GHz
Maximum frequency
3.1 GHz
 
3.4 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
64 KB (per core)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
256 KB (per core)
L3 cache
3 MB (shared)
 
3 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
22 nm
Die size
131 mm2
 
177 mm2
Maximum core temperature
69 °C
 
72 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
no data
 
72 °C
Transistor count
504 million
 
1,400 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i3-2102 and Pentium G3450 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
 
1
Socket
FCLGA1155
 
FCLGA1150
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
54 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i3-2102 and Pentium G3450. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
vPro
-
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Turbo Boost
-
 
-
Hyper-Threading
+
 
-
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
+
 
no data
FDI
+
 
no data
Fast Memory Access
+
 
no data

Security technologies

Core i3-2102 and Pentium G3450 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
-
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
no data
 
+
Identity Protection
+
 
-

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i3-2102 and Pentium G3450 are enumerated here.
VT-d
-
 
-
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i3-2102 and Pentium G3450.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
21 GB/s
 
25.6 GB/s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i3-2102 and Pentium G3450.
Integrated graphics
 
Intel® HD Graphics for 4th Generation Intel® Processors
Max video memory
no data
 
1.7 GB
Quick Sync
+
 
+
Clear Video HD
+
 
+
Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 
1.1 GHz
InTru 3D
+
 
no data

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i3-2102 and Pentium G3450 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
2
 
3
eDP
no data
 
+
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
DVI
no data
 
+
VGA
no data
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i3-2102 and Pentium G3450 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
no data
 
1920x1080@60Hz
Max resolution over eDP
no data
 
2560x1600@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
no data
 
2560x1600@60Hz
Max resolution over VGA
no data
 
1920x1200@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i3-2102 and Pentium G3450 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
no data
 
11.1/12
OpenGL
no data
 
4.3

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i3-2102 and Pentium G3450.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
Up to 3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i3-2102 and Pentium G3450. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i3-2102 2.53
Pentium G3450 3.04 +20.2%

Passmark

i3-2102 2018
Pentium G3450 2426 +20.2%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i3-2102 and Pentium G3450 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i3-2102

TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
IdentityProtectionTechVersion

Advantages of Intel Pentium G3450

20.2% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (1 May 2014 vs 1 June 2011)
Finer manufacturing process technology (22 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (54 vs 65 watts)
ECCMemory
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So, Core i3-2102 or Pentium G3450?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Pentium G3450.
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