Intel Core i3-2100 Vs Core i3-530 comparison
Intel Core i3-2100 Vs Core i3-530 comparison by starredreviews.com
The Intel’s core i3-2100 is clocked at 3.10 GHz while the core i3-530 is at 2.93 GHz. But this is not the only reason why core i3-2100, the newer second generation core i3 processor code named Sandy Bridge is faster and better than the i3-530.
Intel has improved the architecture and the integrated graphics is now 2x faster than.
Table : Core i3-2100 Vs Core i3-530 Feature Differences
|Feature||Core i3-2100||Core i3-530|
|Core Frequency||3.10 GHz||2.93 GHz|
|No. Of Cores||2 (4 Hyperthreads)||2 (4 Hyperthreads)|
|Cache Organization||3 MB L3 Smart Cache||4 MB|
|Turbo Frequency||No Turbo||No Turbo|
|TDP Rating||65 Watts||73 Watts|
|64 Bit Support||Y||Y|
|Lithography||32 nm||32 nm|
|Integrated Memory Controller||DDR3-1333||DDR3-1333|
|Integrated Graphics||Yes, Base 850 MHz, Turbo 1.10 GHz||Yes, Base 733 MHz, No Turbo|
Table : Core i3-2100 Vs Core i3-530 Benchmarking Comparison
|Benchmarks||Core i3-2100||Core i3-530|
|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 Core i3-2100
The Core i3-2100 is the second generation Intel Core i3 processor imroving 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.
Some more details of Core i3-530
Intel’s Core i3-530 is the Clarkdale processor, with Integrated GPU on the second die. The two dies are connected back to back like Siamese twins. The I3-530 does not as turbo boost feature, the reason why it will be underperforming as compared to the similarly clocked i5 and i7 processors. The arrival of the newer second generation Sandy Bridge processor with better performance, especially in the integrated graphics may make this processor obsolete for new purchases soon. In the price performance comparisons, AMD’s quad core Athlon and Phenom processor, gives a tough fight.