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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dual core, NOT QUAD
This chip has TWO physical cores. It utilises hyper threading to allow the OS to treat each core as multiple cores, but it isn't a quad core chip. Seriously Amazon, this is pretty poor. Change the title.

Great value chip though.
Published on 18 Mar. 2012 by R. Gilbert

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3.0 out of 5 stars Intel i3-2100 Sandybridge Core i3 Quad-Core Processor?
Sorry to disappoint Amazon readers and reviewers but this Intel i3-2100 processor is only dual (2) core and not as advertised quad (4) core processor. It does have quad (4) hyperthreads but only two physical cores. Hyperthreads are very different to multi-cores when describing central processing units (CPU's) and there are big differences in the cost between 2, 4, 6 and...
Published on 27 April 2012 by Dixy3


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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Cheap CPU, 19 Aug. 2012
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This review is from: Intel i3-2100 SandybridgeCore i3 Dual-Core Processor ? 3.10GHz, 3MB Cache, Socket 1155, 3 Year Warranty, Retail Boxed (Personal Computers)
This cpu is great for its price! Comes with a heatsink and pre applied thermal paste. Fan is a little tricky to install but once you get the hang of it, its easy :) While cpu is idle temps are around 23-27 degrees, which is great. Highest temp I got to was about 49 degrees under full load! Not the best for gaming, games with lots of shadows or lots of little details wont run well. Just turn down Shadow quality and world detail and you should be fine :) If your building a gaming pc to last for a while don't go for this cpu, it cant run games on highest settings now. But its great as a temporary cpu or just for general use. watching videos, internet etc.

I definitely wouldn't recommend this for video editing. As soon as you have over 5-6 clips on sony vegas it starts to lag. Any effects will also lag and you cant see very well what your doing!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great one, 1 Nov. 2011
This review is from: Intel i3-2100 SandybridgeCore i3 Dual-Core Processor ? 3.10GHz, 3MB Cache, Socket 1155, 3 Year Warranty, Retail Boxed (Personal Computers)
Includes fan but it doesn't include termal paste. Easy to istall but you have to follow your motherbase instructions to istall it. Tested on Vista, 7 & Windows Metro, works great, more than enought for general purposes, no need for i5 or i7.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intel I3-2100, 12 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: Intel i3-2100 SandybridgeCore i3 Dual-Core Processor ? 3.10GHz, 3MB Cache, Socket 1155, 3 Year Warranty, Retail Boxed (Personal Computers)
A great value priced processor if you need to run several programs/apps at same time e.g. Downloading while playing games and listening to online radio at same time. The Intel I3-2100 is capable of this, I know because i've done it on my Self-built pc with a Asus P8Z77-VLX motherboard with just 4GB Ram. It will over-clock with Turbo Boost Technology to 3.10mhz its zippy fast and great with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Preview Operating systems. Its great for every day computing, games and more
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great chip but get the 2120 instead, 8 Feb. 2012
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This review is from: Intel i3-2100 SandybridgeCore i3 Dual-Core Processor ? 3.10GHz, 3MB Cache, Socket 1155, 3 Year Warranty, Retail Boxed (Personal Computers)
Well everything good about this chip has already been said, but for a fiver, get the faster i3 2120. It's the same chip but faster.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intel i3 2100 sandybridge 3.1GHz processor, 26 Dec. 2011
This review is from: Intel i3-2100 SandybridgeCore i3 Dual-Core Processor ? 3.10GHz, 3MB Cache, Socket 1155, 3 Year Warranty, Retail Boxed (Personal Computers)
first of all, the specs:

.3.1GHz processor
.2 actual cores
.hyper threading technology
.4 threads (acting as a quad core)
.Intel 2000 HD integrated graphics
.Level 3 cache
.3MB Cache
.Max TDP (65W) W=WATTS
.Technology (32nm)
.Core Voltage 1.032V V=VOLTS
FAMILY(6)/EXT.FAMILY(6)
MODEL(A)/EXT MODEL(2A)
STEPPING(7)
REVISION(D2)
CORE SPEED (IDLE-1596MHz)
MULTIPLIER(X 16.0)
BUS SPEED (99.8MHz)
L1 DATA(2 X 32 KBYTES)8 WAY
L1 INST.(2 X 32 KBYTES)8 WAY
LEVEL 2( 2 X 256 KBYTES)8 WAY
LEVEL 3 (3 MBytes) 12 way

so there you go i gave you all the specs of this cpu and as you can tell its low in power consumption so efficient for servers. brilliant for games but needs good gpu.pref(gtx 550)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Verry good!, 21 Nov. 2011
This review is from: Intel i3-2100 SandybridgeCore i3 Dual-Core Processor ? 3.10GHz, 3MB Cache, Socket 1155, 3 Year Warranty, Retail Boxed (Personal Computers)
Computer working very good on this part! Verry good quality and I've got it verry quick! Thank You verry much!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Suprisingly quick, 22 Oct. 2012
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R. Jackson "gadgetmadman" (Scotland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Intel i3-2100 SandybridgeCore i3 Dual-Core Processor ? 3.10GHz, 3MB Cache, Socket 1155, 3 Year Warranty, Retail Boxed (Personal Computers)
Bought this for a system for our self catening flat (with other items of course) and I am suprised at how speedy it seems aspecially when teamed up with a good SSD! Boots up Windows 7 in about 15 seconds and everything flies along. If only my hex core system was as nippy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intel i3-2100 Dual Core, 12 April 2014
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This review is from: Intel i3-2100 SandybridgeCore i3 Dual-Core Processor ? 3.10GHz, 3MB Cache, Socket 1155, 3 Year Warranty, Retail Boxed (Personal Computers)
Works fine (been running over a year now) with my ASROCK Z68 PRO-M. Runs fast and cool, but I did put on the Coolermaster TX3 Hyper instead of the stock fan. I have never felt the heat-sink get hot, only just warm to the touch. Very stable.
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2.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS A DUAL CORE, 21 Mar. 2013
This review is from: Intel i3-2100 SandybridgeCore i3 Dual-Core Processor ? 3.10GHz, 3MB Cache, Socket 1155, 3 Year Warranty, Retail Boxed (Personal Computers)
This is a DUAL CORE processor.
An intel quad core processor is noticeably more powerful than this item.
Do not expect QUAD core performance from this item it has been wrongly described.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great value, 19 Aug. 2012
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This review is from: Intel i3-2100 SandybridgeCore i3 Dual-Core Processor ? 3.10GHz, 3MB Cache, Socket 1155, 3 Year Warranty, Retail Boxed (Personal Computers)
this chip is great value for money and out performs many of the quad core processors amazon have this listed as quad core but it is in fact a dual core with hyper threading
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