Intel i3 2100 vs Intel i3 550

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Intel i3 2100 vs Intel i3 550

Post by ahmerkhan » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:45 am

I am looking to buy an new computer with i3 processor.
Can anyone tell me which processor is fast.

Intel i3 2100 vs Intel i3 550 Comparison.
http://ark.intel.com/Compare.aspx?ids=48505,53422,

Code Name: Sandy Bridge (Released 2011)
i3 2100 (2nd Generation Core i3 Processor)
3.1 Ghz (Socket 1155)
3 MB Smart Cache
Sytem Bus 5 GT/s
Price=$117

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Code Name: Clarkdale (Released 2010)
i3 550 (1st Generation Core i3 Processor)
3.2 Ghz (Socket 1156)
4 MB Smart Cache
Sytem Bus 2.5 GT/s
Price=$117

Which processor will perform better?

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Post by alban » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:13 pm

I think this one i3 550 is better.

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Post by =[FEAR]=JIGSAW » Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:45 pm

> http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/354/In ... 3-550.html

see the "performance" tab .... looks like the 2100 is making the killing ;)

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Post by alban » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:00 am

I don't see the killing i3 550 is still better according to you link !!!

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Post by ahmerkhan » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:11 am

@ alban, Have you seen the PERFORMANCE TAB at the above link.
There are Benchmarks of the two processors.

I am agree with =[FEAR]=JIGSAW the i3 2100 is faster than i3 550.

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Post by alban » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:40 am

as for me, most important is this:

3.2 Ghz (Socket 1156)
4 MB Smart Cache

it's you choice :D

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Post by ccl0 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:14 pm

if you dont plan on overclocking, sandy bridge tends to perform better than their older counterparts of similar speed. but from what i remember, you cant overclock the sandy bridge i3, and it does not even have "turbo boost". if you can afford it, try to get an i5 2500k :)

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Post by code65536 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:50 am

Sandy Bridge, definitely. There's no reason to even consider Clarkdale.

1) Far better onboard graphics (if you use that)
2) AVX
3) Future-proof; 1156 is a dead end and can't be ugpraded
4) Various architectural improvements
5) Slightly better power efficiency
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Post by newsposter » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:24 am

the apparent speed of a processor is wholly dependent on the system that it is installed in.......

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