Intel Core i3-2105 vs Core i5-750

Intel Core i3-2105
Intel Core i5-750

General info

Comparing Core i3-2105 and Core i5-750 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
13.87
 
6.90
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
n/d
 
Core i5 (Desktop)
Achitecture codename
Sandy Bridge
 
Lynnfield
Release date
on May 2011
 
23 September 2009
Launch price (MSRP)
$145
 
$150
Price now
$80
 
$161

Technical specs

Core i3-2105 and Core i5-750 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i3-2105 and Core i5-750 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
4
Number of threads
4
 
4
Maximum frequency
3.1 GHz
 
3.2 GHz
Bus support
n/d
 
2500 MHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
256 KB
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
256K (per core)
L3 cache
3 MB (shared)
 
8 MB
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
45 nm
Die size
n/d
 
296 mm2
Maximum core temperature
69 °C
 
73 °C
Transistor count
n/d
 
774 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
n/d
 
0.65V-1.4V

Compatibility

Information on Core i3-2105 and Core i5-750 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
 
LGA1156
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
95 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i3-2105 and Core i5-750. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX
 
Intel® SSE4.2
vPro
-
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Turbo Boost
-
 
1.0
Hyper-Threading
+
 
-
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
n/d
Demand Based Switching
n/d
 
-
PAE
n/d
 
36 Bit
FDI
+
 
n/d
Fast Memory Access
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Core i3-2105 and Core i5-750 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 i3-2105 and Core i5-750 are enumerated here.
VT-d
-
 
n/d
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i3-2105 and Core i5-750.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
16 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
21 GB / s
 
21 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i3-2105 and Core i5-750.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD 3000
 
n/d
Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video HD
+
 
n/d
Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 
n/d
InTru 3D
+
 
n/d

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i3-2105 and Core i5-750 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
2
 
n/d

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i3-2105 and Core i5-750.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i3-2105 and Core i5-750. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i3-2105 7.84
i5-750 7.85 +0.1%

Passmark

i3-2105 3712
i5-750 3720 +0.2%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i3-2105 and Core i5-750 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i3-2105

Cheaper ($145 vs $150)
Finer manufacturing process technology (32 vs 45 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 95 watts)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo

Advantages of Intel Core i5-750

0.1% faster in synthetic tests
MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
SSE (Streaming SIMD Instructions - a SIMD instruction extension working with 128-bit registers)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)

So, Core i3-2105 or Core i5-750?

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