Core i3-2100 Vs AMD Phenom ii x 2 555
Brendan from Iowa, United States asks this question to starredreviews.com
Which one is a better processor the Intel Core i3-2100 or the amd phenom ii x2 555 ?
What I have searched and found that
1. Phenom ii X2 555 from Intel i clocked at 3.2 GHz
2. The core i3-2100 sandy bridge processor from Intel is clocked at 3.1ghz
Any input will help me decide whether to but the Intel processor or the AMD processor ?
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Table : AMD Phenom II X2 555 Vs Core i3-2100 Feature Differences
|Feature||AMD Phenom II X2 555||Core i3-2100|
|Core Frequency||3.2 GHz||3.10 GHz|
|No. Of Cores||2||2 (4 Hyperthreads)|
|Cache Organization||1 MB L2+6 MB L3||3 MB L3 Smart Cache|
|Turbo Frequency||No Turbo||No Turbo|
|TDP Rating||80 Watts||65 Watts|
|64 Bit Support||Y||Y|
|Lithography||45 nm||32 nm|
|Integrated Memory Controller||DDR2/DDR3||DDR3-1333|
|Integrated Graphics||No Integrated Graphics||Yes, Base 850 MHz, Turbo 1.10 GHz|
Table : AMD Phenom II X2 555 Vs Core i3-2100 Benchmarking Comparison
|Benchmarks||AMD Phenom II X2 555||Core i3-2100|
|Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)||Not available||Not available|
|3D Mark 06 CPU||Not available||Not available|
|Windows 7 Experience Score||Not available||Not available|
Some more details of AMD Phenom II X2 555
The biggest reason you would like to but the AMD’s Phenom ii X2 55 is its sub $100 price. The phenom ii, with high clock rate at 3.2 GHz is able to give a run to money to most of the Intel’s low cost moderate performance desktop processors.
Some more details of Core i3-2100
The Core i3-2100 is the second generation Intel Core i3 processor improving significantly upon the architecture that evolved from Arrandale. Although turbo boost is not available in the core i3-2100 ( The newer turbo 2.0 technology, that increases the time for which processor can be in the boosted state, is available only on the second generation core i5 and i7 processors), the processor still shows significant performance improvement over similarly clocked 1st generation core i3 processor. The more significant improvement has been in the area of integrated graphics unit.