AMD Phenom II X4 B95 vs Intel Core i3-2105

AMD Phenom II X4 B95
Intel Core i3-2105

General info

Comparing Phenom II X4 B95 and Core i3-2105 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
15.05
 
9.32
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Achitecture codename
Deneb
 
Sandy Bridge
Release date
October 2009
 
May 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
$80
 
$145
Price now
$73
 
$119

Technical specs

Phenom II X4 B95 and Core i3-2105 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 i3-2105 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
 
n/d
Maximum core temperature
n/d
 
69 °C
Transistor count
758 million
 
n/d
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Phenom II X4 B95 and Core i3-2105 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 i3-2105. 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 i3-2105 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 i3-2105 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 i3-2105.
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 i3-2105.
Integrated graphics
n/d
 
Intel HD 3000
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 i3-2105 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
n/d
 
2

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Phenom II X4 B95 and Core i3-2105.
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 i3-2105. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Phenom II X4 B95 7.67
i3-2105 7.74 +0.9%

Passmark

Phenom II X4 B95 3676
i3-2105 3712 +1%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Phenom II X4 B95 and Core i3-2105. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
3.5 Mh/s
 
n/d

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Phenom II X4 B95 and Core i3-2105 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

Cheaper ($80 vs $145)
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 i3-2105

0.9% faster in synthetic tests
Finer manufacturing process technology (32 vs 45 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 95 watts)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo

So, Phenom II X4 B95 or Core i3-2105?

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