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The Intel Core i3-2100 is an economical dual-core central processing unit with four application threads for multitasking.

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Pros

amazing price to performance ratio

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built in Intel graphics can actually run some games (like StarCraft 2) decently

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very low idle power draw (around 4 W) - comparable to low-power Atom processors

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quick sync technology lets you transcode videos extremely quickly

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even under load the processor is extremely power efficient

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runs pretty cool, even while under load

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great performance even in demanding scenarios like gaming

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Cons

only 2 core, so doesn't perform as well as 4 and 6 core chips for specific tasks and programs

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can't overclock

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The Intel Core i3-2100 is an economical dual-core central processing unit with four application threads for multitasking,  and is made for home or business computers.  It's a part of an Intel line of processors, nicknamed Sandy Bridge, based on the 32 nm lithographic process.

It has a 3.1 GHz processor speed for faster response than is closest related product, the Intel core i3-2100T processor, at 2.5 GHz.  Also, the thermal design power is higher, with a 65 watt maximum versus the 2100T model's 35 watt maximum.  However, other than these differences, the two machines are quite similar.  Both have a 3Mb Intel Smart Cache, 32 GB maximum memory size, and 2 memory channels.

Features
  • 2 Processing Cores
  • 3.1 GHz Clock Speed
  • 21 GB/s Maximum Memory Bandwidth
  • 5 GT/s System Bus
  • Bus/Core Ratio: 31
  • 64 Bit Instruction Set
  • Integrated HD Graphics
  • Dual Display Capable
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