AMD Phenom II X4 B95 vs Intel Core i3-2100
Comparing Phenom II X4 B95 and Core i3-2100 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Phenom II X4 B95 and Core i3-2100 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Phenom II X4 B95 and Core i3-2100 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
128 KB (per core)
64 KB (per core)
512 KB (per core)
256 KB (per core)
6 MB (shared)
3 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
Maximum core temperature
64 bit support
Information on Phenom II X4 B95 and 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
Power consumption (TDP)
Technologies and extensions
Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Phenom II X4 B95 and 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
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Flex Memory Access
Fast Memory Access
Phenom II X4 B95 and Core i3-2100 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Phenom II X4 B95 and Core i3-2100 are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Phenom II X4 B95 and Core i3-2100.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
General parameters of GPUs integrated into Phenom II X4 B95 and Core i3-2100.
Clear Video HD
Graphics max frequency
Available interfaces and connections of Phenom II X4 B95 and Core i3-2100 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Phenom II X4 B95 and Core i3-2100.
Max number of PCIe lanes
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Phenom II X4 B95 and Core i3-2100. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
Phenom II X4 B95 2.80 +23.9%
Phenom II X4 B95 2239 +23.8%
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Phenom II X4 B95 and Core i3-2100. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
3.5 Mh/s −97.1%
6.9 Mh/s +97.1%
Let's see how good Phenom II X4 B95 and Core i3-2100 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of AMD Phenom II X4 B95
23.9% faster in synthetic tests
3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
Advantages of Intel Core i3-2100
Cheaper ($73 vs $80)
Finer manufacturing process technology (32 vs 45 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 95 watts)
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)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
So, Phenom II X4 B95 or Core i3-2100?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Phenom II X4 B95.
Should you still have questions on choice between Phenom II X4 B95 and Core i3-2100, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.