Core i3-2100 3.1GHz
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20-Feb-2011
Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Review

Core i3-2100 3.1GHz is a middle-class CPU based on the 32nm, Sandy Bridge architecture.


It offers 2 Physical Cores (4 Logical), clocked at 3.1GHz and 3MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Turbo Boost and HyperThreading are activated.


The processor integrates weak Graphics called Intel HD Graphics 2000, with 6 Execution Units, initially clocked at 850MHz and that go up to 1100MHz, in Turbo Mode which share the L2 Cache and system RAM with the processor.
Both the processor and integrated graphics have a rated board TDP of 65W.


It offers average performance. This means it will become a bottleneck in some demanding applications.


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Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Performance Specification
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3.1 GHz
2 cores
4 threads
Sandy Bridge
65W
32nm
LGA 1155/Socket H2
64 Bit
69°C
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32GB

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dougell
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07:19 Feb-24-2015
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how does this cpu compare to my current one?

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grimriper
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11:34 Mar-22-2015
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Your current cpu is better in any aspect then this i3 2100 :)

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05:52 Mar-23-2015
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thanks for the reply 1 month later lol, i had an option to get this mentioned cpu at the time but then got the i5 instead

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10:53 Mar-24-2015
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Nice choice, enjoy your rig and be sure to apporve that rig :D

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09:33 Mar-25-2015
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how do i do that?

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12:07 Mar-26-2015
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Go in your profie, and there above your rig info you will find add benchmark… follow those steps and your good to go you cant miss it :D Cheers

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21:32 Feb-06-2015
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For a four year old, dual core CPU, it is great. I'm running triple A games with barely any bottlenecking paired with my GTX 760. Although, for 2015 games I'm going to need to upgrade to a Core i5.

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23:50 Jun-09-2015
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lol i thought you meant for a four year old (person), dual core is great
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04:05 Jun-17-2015
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I've got an i7 2600 now, the I3 2100 did me good honestly even for a dual core.

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13:23 Jan-05-2015
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will any i3 will bottleneck a 750 ti?

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18:35 Jan-11-2015
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maybe old ones , don t know

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11:35 Mar-22-2015
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Anything above i3 540 wont bottleneck a 750 ti, they're core per core performance is pretty good :D

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01:42 Jan-04-2015
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Will it bottleneck with the gtx750ti 2gb ddr5?????

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18:33 Jan-11-2015
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nope

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23:37 Dec-04-2014
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Is this cpu better then mine ?? What do you guys think.. tnx :D

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No, it is not better.

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15:04 Oct-24-2014
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Dude there is a bottleneck when running a few high end games for me but other than that perfect cpu been using it for more than 2 years

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13:05 Aug-30-2014
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My friend is sending me his old i3 2100 and I have a XFX radeon HD 7970 black edition, and it will bottleneck it but not bad.

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04:47 Sep-04-2014
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Yeah Little bit but it can handle it

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20:46 Jul-26-2014
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Will it bottleneck with the radeon r7 265 dual x sapphire 2gb ?

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23:00 Jul-26-2014
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Maybe just a little,but nothing significant :)

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18:54 Jul-24-2014
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Wilk it bottelneck with the r7 260x asusa directcu 2gb

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14:01 Jul-25-2014
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Nope :)

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18:26 Jul-25-2014
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Ty :)

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happy to help bud :)

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13:03 Jul-22-2014
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geforce gt630 with this cpu? or bottleneck? =(

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12:31 Aug-18-2014
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No it won't, i have this processor with GT 630 2GB DDR3 Palit Edition and it's working fine and smooth i can run BF3 (Singleplayer) Low Settings 30-40fps

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