Intel Core i3-2100T, 25 GHz, 35W, Dual Core, Socket 1155, £109.38 @ Crescent Electronics
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Intel Core i3-2100T, 25 GHz, 35W, Dual Core, Socket 1155, £109.38 @ Crescent Electronics

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Found 28th Jan 2011
Seems like a great price for a just released Sandy Bridge 25GHz CPU
At just 35W TDP this would be perfect for a low power, high performance Home Server.

Included:
Processor - 1 x Intel Core i3 2100T - LGA1155 Socket - L3 3 MB - Box

Type / Form Factor: Intel Core i3 2100T
Multi-Core Technology: Dual-Core
64-bit Computing: Yes
Processor Qty: 1
Compatible Processor Socket: LGA1155 Socket
Manufacturing Process: 32 nm
Thermal Design Power: 35 W
Architecture Features: Integrated memory controller, Execute Disable Bit capability, Intel Virtualization Technology, Intel 64 Technology
Installed Size: L2 - 2 x 256 KB - L3 Cache - 3 MB
Type: Intel HD Graphics
Base Frequency: 650 MHz
Max Dynamic Frequency: 1100 MHz
Compatible Slots: 1 x processor - LGA1155 Socket
Included Accessories: Heat sink
Package Type: Intel Boxed
Service & Support: 3 years warranty
Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 3 years

12 Comments

Surely that should be 2.5GHz.

it should be but they seem to care not a dot ..... (_;)

I was getting very excited then 25Ghz for £110!
Edited by: "JPS" 29th Jan 2011

I don't get this one.

If you were building a new system then surely the £150 6core phenom would be faster than a brand new dual core i3?

grimboj2

I don't get this one.If you were building a new system then surely the … I don't get this one.If you were building a new system then surely the £150 6core phenom would be faster than a brand new dual core i3?



it would also be £40 more?

The clue is in the power consumption, 35 watts maximum load is a fraction of what an AMD 6 core CPU would consume, for systems that run non stop 24/7 the difference in operating costs is significantly higher than the CPU price.

You would have to take the i5 2500k over this much faster and can be overclocked to 4.8ghz and is still low power and would murder anything that AMD has to offer without breaking a sweat, my old i5 750 batters all the 6core AMD chips and the new i5 is way faster and building a home server you would be far better off with a quad core instead of a dual core. This ones cold from me.

Servers aren't like F1 cars you all know , off course.

Flyaway

The clue is in the power consumption, 35 watts maximum load is a fraction … The clue is in the power consumption, 35 watts maximum load is a fraction of what an AMD 6 core CPU would consume, for systems that run non stop 24/7 the difference in operating costs is significantly higher than the CPU price.



I thought I'd look this up: Seems to me you're saving about £60 a year by running a 35w CPU over a 120w CPU, assuming that they're both at full load all the time, and in use 24 hours a day.

ahobday

I thought I'd look this up: Seems to me you're saving about £60 a year by … I thought I'd look this up: Seems to me you're saving about £60 a year by running a 35w CPU over a 120w CPU, assuming that they're both at full load all the time, and in use 24 hours a day.


I think it’s more like £1 per watt per year these days at least. E.g. if your fridge consumes 100W on average it costs £100 per year to run.
So that would make the difference £85 but keep in mind that TDP doesn’t equal power consumption so that is not an accurate way to calculate power consumption.
Your better off looking at reviews which measure the power consumption of complete systems as that relates directly to their running costs.

The advantage of 35w is that it will generate less heat, so need less cooling, so make much less noise. Nice if you want a PC in your lounge.

Original Poster

spakkker

Servers aren't like F1 cars you all know , off course.


True, but this could easily double up as an HTPC.
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