Yet another Intel processor you say? Yes, it’s the Core i3-2100. Let’s keep it simple………..
More details at the official product page.
Canon Digital Photo Professional
Converting 16 18 megapixel RAW file (CR2 format) into JPG format.
|X6 1100T (6 core @ 3.3ghz)||156 seconds|
The i3 being dual-core processor with 4 threads (2 threads per core) can’t compare with the rest. The i5, A8 and X6 are all processors that are assigned 1 thread per core, the i7 on the other hand has 2 threads per core BUT it’s also the powerhouse among the lot – all of them have processing advantage over the i3.
Arcsoft Media Converter 7
Converting a 1 minute 47 second video taken at 1080p 25fps from a Canon EOS 550D to H264 1280×720 (720p) video.
|X6 1100T (6 core @ 3.3ghz)||44 seconds|
I’m surprised to see the i3 worked so well, even without Turbo Boost.
The i3-2100 runs a little cooler than the big brother i5-2500K.
It’s a good processor, value for money and as you can see – keeps up pretty well with the rest of the processors. If you’re on a tight budget, this is a great processor to go with – even for computer gaming. It’s still a lot faster than many processors out there and it only lags behind the competition when pit against processor intensive application. In such cases, the threads would be competing for the core’s attention. 🙂