Intel Core i5-2300 vs Intel Core i3-2105

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

Intel Core i3-2105
Intel Socket 1155DESKTOP
3100 MHz / Cores: 2 / May 2011
Intel Core i3-2105

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

Architecture

Intel Core i5-2300Intel Core i3-2105
ArchitectureIntel_SandyBridgevsIntel_SandyBridge
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR3vsDDR3
CodenameSandy BridgevsSandy Bridge
Release DateJan 2011vsMay 2011

Cores

Intel Core i5-2300Intel Core i3-2105
Cores4vs2
Threads4vs4
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsIntel HD 2000vsIntel HD 3000

Cache

Intel Core i5-2300Intel Core i3-2105
L1 Cache64 KB (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache256 KB (per core)vs256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache6144 KB (shared)vs3072 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i5-2300Intel Core i3-2105
SocketIntel Socket 1155vsIntel Socket 1155
Max Case Tempunknownvsunknown
PackageFC-LGA10vsFC-LGA10
Die Size216 mm²vs0 mm²
Process32 nmvs32 nm

Performance

Intel Core i5-2300Intel Core i3-2105
Cpu Frequency2800 MHzvs3100 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed3100 MHzvsnone
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltageunknownvsunknown
TDP95 Wvs65 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