AMD Phenom II X4 B95 vs Intel Core i3-2100

AMD Phenom II X4 B95
Intel Core i3-2100

General info

Comparing Phenom II X4 B95 and 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)
15.04
 
18.37
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Achitecture codename
Deneb
 
Sandy Bridge
Release date
on October 2009
 
on February 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
$80
 
$73
Price now
$73
 
$60

Technical specs

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
4
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
4
Maximum frequency
3 GHz
 
3.1 GHz
L1 cache
128 KB (per core)
 
64 KB (per core)
L2 cache
512 KB (per core)
 
256 KB (per core)
L3 cache
6 MB (shared)
 
3 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
32 nm
Die size
258 mm2
 
131 mm2
Maximum core temperature
n/d
 
69 °C
Transistor count
758 million
 
504 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

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
1
 
1
Socket
AM3
 
FCLGA1155
Power consumption (TDP)
95 Watt
 
65 Watt

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
n/d
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX
vPro
n/d
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
-
Hyper-Threading
n/d
 
+
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
n/d
 
+
FDI
n/d
 
+
Fast Memory Access
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

Phenom II X4 B95 and Core i3-2100 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
n/d
 
-
EDB
n/d
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Phenom II X4 B95 and Core i3-2100 are enumerated here.
VT-d
n/d
 
-
VT-x
n/d
 
+
EPT
n/d
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Phenom II X4 B95 and Core i3-2100.
Supported memory types
DDR3
 
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
Maximum memory size
n/d
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
n/d
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
n/d
 
21 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Phenom II X4 B95 and Core i3-2100.
Integrated graphics
n/d
 
Intel HD 2000
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video HD
n/d
 
+
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
1.1 GHz
InTru 3D
n/d
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Phenom II X4 B95 and Core i3-2100 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
n/d
 
2

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Phenom II X4 B95 and Core i3-2100.
PCIe revision
n/d
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
n/d
 
16

Benchmark performance

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 7.76
i3-2100 7.79 +0.4%

Passmark

Phenom II X4 B95 3677
i3-2100 3691 +0.4%

Mining hashrates

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%

Gaming performance

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

MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)
SSE (Streaming SIMD Instructions - a SIMD instruction extension working with 128-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

0.4% faster in synthetic tests
Cheaper ($73 vs $80)
Finer manufacturing process technology (32 vs 45 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 95 watts)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo

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