|Intel Core i3 2100 Sandy Bridge Using Linux|
|Wednesday, 23 March 2011|
Intel Core i3 2100 Sandy Bridge Using Linux
Up to this point when looking at the Intel Sandy Bridge performance and compatibility under Linux we have been using the Intel Core i5 2500K and Intel Core i7 2820QM. Last week though we received the Core i3 2100 (along with a Core i7 990X) from Intel and today are putting the low-end ~$125 USD Sandy Bridge processor through its paces under Linux.
The Intel Core i3 2100 is a dual-core Sandy Bridge part but is equipped with Hyper Threading to provide four threads. The i3-2100 is clocked at 3.1GHz and is equipped with 3MB of Intel Smart Cache. Like the other Sandy Bridge processors, the Intel Core i3 2100 is built on a 32nm process, supports SSE4.1/4.2 and AVX extensions, and boasts integrated Intel HD Graphics. What this lowest-end Sandy Bridge CPU lacks, however, is Turbo Boost Technology, Intel VT-d, and AES instruction support. The Intel Core i3 2100 has a 65-Watt TDP and has a retail price of around $125 USD.
In this article we are looking at the general CPU performance of the Intel Core i3 2100 under Linux. In another article shortly we will be looking at the Intel Linux graphics performance with this low-end Sandy Bridge... Phoronix