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This is not a perfect comparison but it's the best I can find.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/145?vs=289

The dual core i5-670 does have turbo while the i3-2100 does not. Though, I do not know how much turbo helped the dual-core i5.

Also, QPI (DMI) is overclockable on 1156 i3/i5/i7. The i5-670 on anandtech should perform a tiny bit better if the QPI (DMI) is overclocked higher.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Partol;12759303 
This is not a perfect comparison but it's the best I can find.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/145?vs=289

The dual core i5-670 does have turbo while the i3-2100 does not. Though, I do not know how much turbo helped the dual-core i5.

Also, QPI (DMI) is overclockable on 1156 i3/i5/i7. The i5-670 on anandtech should perform a tiny bit better if the QPI (DMI) is overclocked higher.

Core i3 5xx @4.4GHz (or 4.7GHz) > Core i5 670 @stock

It looks as though my suspicions were confirmed.
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Will Intel ever release a K version of their Sandy Bridge i3?
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thisischuck01;12759390 
Core i3 5xx @4.4GHz (or 4.7GHz) > Core i5 670 @stock

It looks as though my suspicions were confirmed.
Core i3 and the i5 600 series are basically the same cpu. i5 are at higher multipliers and have turbo.
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Originally Posted by onoz;12759531 
Will Intel ever release a K version of their Sandy Bridge i3?
I would love to have one. I hope they do, Core i3 is their best selling cpu.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KBcobra;12759864 
Core i3 and the i5 600 series are basically the same cpu. i5 are at higher multipliers and have turbo.

I realize that. The link Partol posted compares a stock i5 670 to a stock i3 2100. An i5 670 or i3 530 @4.4GHz will best a stock i5 670 considerably (obviously). I was comparing the stock i5 and overclocked i3 because the OP is asking about i3s, not i5s.
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Will Intel ever release a K version of their Sandy Bridge i3?
I doubt it.
Edited by thisischuck01 - 3/16/11 at 5:41pm
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Anyone else have any thoughts? Are there any users here on OCN that went from i3-5xx to i3-2100?
 
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Still wondering what you guys think.
 
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From the reviews I've seen, i3 2100 3.1GHz beats i3 560 3.33GHz (fastest old i3)

And in gaming it does beat i5 670 3.46GHz (3.73GHz turbo) in most cases. It is slightly slower in most non-gaming application though.

So, if you don't overclock the new i3 is much better

If you overclock the old i3 is going to be faster
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Originally Posted by KBcobra;12759864 
Core i3 and the i5 600 series are basically the same cpu. i5 are at higher multipliers and have turbo.

i5 600 series support AES, but this is not an important feature for an average consumer
Edited by ThePath - 3/21/11 at 1:11am
post #19 of 25
I dont understand why someone said the SB I3 cant OC. The non K 2500 SB OC very well. Not to 5.0ghz or anything but I have seen many hit 4.0ghz.

edit: so a SB chip with a locked multiplier cannot be oc'ed like amd chips can?
Edited by Chuckclc - 3/21/11 at 1:16am
post #20 of 25
I had a non-k 2500 and it easily hit 4Ghz. Only problem is that you can barely get past it due to max multi on 4 cores being 38 and the BCLK wall is around 105-108mhz.
    
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