Intel Core i5-2300 vs Intel Core i3-2105

Intel Core i5-2300
2800 MHz / Cores: 4 / Jan 2011
Intel Core i5-2300 Intel Socket 1155
Type: Desktop

Intel Core i3-2105
2800 MHz / Cores: 2 / May 2011
Intel Core i3-2105 Intel Socket 1155
Type: Desktop

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i5-2300
    135%
  • Intel Core i3-2105
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-2300
    111%
  • Intel Core i3-2105
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-2300
    159%
  • Intel Core i3-2105
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i5-2300

11% higher single threaded performance.
Much higher multi threaded performance (around 59% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.
Around 35% higher average synthetic performance.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i3-2105

None

Intel Core i5-2300

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i5-2300

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

Intel Core i5-2300

Productivity

HWBench recommends Intel Core i5-2300

Based on productivity benchmarks, overall multithreaded performance and theoretical specifications.

Specifications

Features

Intel Core i5-2300 Intel Core i3-2105
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4.2
AVX
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
AES-NI

Architecture

Intel Core i5-2300 Intel Core i3-2105
Architecture Intel_SandyBridge vs Intel_SandyBridge
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR3 vs DDR3
Codename Sandy Bridge vs Sandy Bridge
Release Date Jan 2011 vs May 2011

Cores

Intel Core i5-2300 Intel Core i3-2105
Cores 4 vs 2
Threads 4 vs 4
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics Intel HD 2000 vs Intel HD 3000

Cache

Intel Core i5-2300 Intel Core i3-2105
L1 Cache 64 KB (per core) vs 64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache 256 KB (per core) vs 256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache 6144 KB (shared) vs 3072 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i5-2300 Intel Core i3-2105
Socket Intel Socket 1155 vs Intel Socket 1155
Max Case Temp unknown vs unknown
Package FC-LGA10 vs FC-LGA10
Die Size 216 mm² vs 0 mm²
Process 32 nm vs 32 nm

Performance

Intel Core i5-2300 Intel Core i3-2105
Cpu Frequency 2800 MHz vs 3100 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 3100 MHz vs none
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage unknown vs unknown
TDP 95 W vs 65 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-2300
    3100 points
  • Intel Core i3-2105
    3100 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-2300
    11200 points
  • Intel Core i3-2105
    7440 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

GeekBench 3 (32-bit Multi Core)

  • Intel Core i5-2300
    7464
  • Intel Core i3-2105
    4674

points - higher is better

GeekBench 3 (32-bit Single Core)

  • Intel Core i5-2300
    2438
  • Intel Core i3-2105
    2195

points - higher is better