Intel Core i3-2105 vs Pentium G3450

Intel Core i3-2105
Intel Pentium G3450

General info

Comparing Core i3-2105 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)
13.87
 
11.04
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Achitecture codename
Sandy Bridge
 
Haswell
Release date
on May 2011
 
on May 2014
Launch price (MSRP)
$145
 
$175
Price now
$80
 
$100

Technical specs

Core i3-2105 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 i3-2105 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
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
n/d
 
177 mm2
Maximum core temperature
69 °C
 
72 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
n/d
 
72 °C
Transistor count
n/d
 
1,400 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i3-2105 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 i3-2105 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
+
 
n/d
FDI
+
 
n/d
Fast Memory Access
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Core i3-2105 and Pentium G3450 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
-
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
n/d
 
+
Identity Protection
+
 
-

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i3-2105 and Pentium G3450 are enumerated here.
VT-d
-
 
-
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i3-2105 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 i3-2105 and Pentium G3450.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD 3000
 
Intel HD (Haswell)
Max video memory
n/d
 
1.7 GB
Quick Sync
+
 
+
Clear Video HD
+
 
+
Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 
1.1 GHz
InTru 3D
+
 
n/d

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i3-2105 and Pentium G3450 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
2
 
3
eDP
n/d
 
+
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
DVI
n/d
 
+
VGA
n/d
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i3-2105 and Pentium G3450 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
n/d
 
1920x1080@60Hz
Max resolution over eDP
n/d
 
2560x1600@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
n/d
 
2560x1600@60Hz
Max resolution over VGA
n/d
 
1920x1200@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i3-2105 and Pentium G3450 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
n/d
 
11.1 / 12
OpenGL
n/d
 
4.3

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i3-2105 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 i3-2105 and Pentium G3450. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i3-2105 7.84 +0.5%
Pentium G3450 7.80

Passmark

i3-2105 3712 +0.5%
Pentium G3450 3695

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i3-2105 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 i3-2105

0.5% faster in synthetic tests
Cheaper ($145 vs $175)
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Advantages of Intel Pentium G3450

Finer manufacturing process technology (22 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (54 vs 65 watts)
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)
ECCMemory
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