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Beats AMD by a fair margin!,
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)
I bought this processor (Core i3 2100) as I found myself unable to decide which AMD processr to upgrade to after my AMD Phenom II X2 545 (3.01Ghz) packed up.
After reading sevaral reviews I was impressed by the figures I was seeing. Computer Shopper gave this processor an overall score that was higher than a Phenom II X6 1090T (a LOT more expensive)!
I don't do a lot of image manipulation or video editing or anything like that so I decided I did not need a quad core chip. As long as my framerates on my fave games did not drop I was happy.
With a Radeon 5850 this processor rocks! This processor has 2 cores but also has Hyper Threading so appears in Windows as having 4 cores (bonus)
Even the built in graphics on the chip are quite a bit better than anything AMD boards offer built in on the mobo.
For a bottom of the range processor it ROCKS!
Purchased this processor with a Gigabyte Socket 1155 mobo (B3 revision/stepping)
Over all I would rate this processor 10 out of 10
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Initial post: 22 Jun 2012 11:07:21 BDT
Did you feel a big jump from your phenom x2 545 to the i3?
I have the same processor in my old pc but am looking to upgrade it on a budget and the i3 seems to be a strong choice by benchmarks and general opinion.
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