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Overall, Core i3-2120 and Core i3-2100 appear to be a good and inexpensive addition to the Core i7 and Core i5 LGA1155 series. If you are ready to settle for a dual-core CPU with Hyper-Threading support instead of a fully-functional quad-core, these Sandy Bridge products will be the best choice for almost any situation. The only weakness of the new Core i3-2120 and Core i3-2100 is complete unfitness for overclocking, which makes them very unappealing for computer enthusiasts.
Xbit Labs Source: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...2120-2100.html
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If you're a computer enthusiast then you're not buying a dual-core. Those that are buying them to benchmark are the only ones out of luck and they make up an insignificant fraction of even those enthusiast on this site.
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Or, a HTPC?
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That thing trumps my 955 in all benchmarks......... -_-.......

Looks like Ivybridge will be my next CPU! lol
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Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post
If you're a computer enthusiast then you're not buying a dual-core.
But those dual cores performed better than PII X4 955 in more than half of the benchmarks. The only bad thing about those dual cores is the lack of overclocking.
Edited by ThePath - 4/20/11 at 3:36pm
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That thing trumps my 955 in all benchmarks......... -_-.......

Looks like Ivybridge will be my next CPU! lol
Really? Damn.. gonna check the article then.. I was planning to buy a Phenom 2 955 and wait for Ivy...

Maybe the i3 2100 would be a better choice to keep for a year then.. gah. so confused.
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Check out this thread to see a speced out PC using one of these i3's for only $400.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...l#post13206735
    
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Check out this thread to see a speced out PC using one of these i3's for only $400.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...l#post13206735
Very nice build for the price
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We measured the performance in Adobe Photoshop using our own benchmark made from Retouch Artists Photoshop Speed Test that has been creatively modified.
Intel optimized/AMD-sabotaged compilers anyone?

Buying this processor would mean an eternal goodbye to overclocking. Remember that, everyone. Especially with low cost 4-core (2-module) FX Series products on the horizon.
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Intel optimized/AMD-sabotaged compilers anyone?

Buying this processor would mean an eternal goodbye to overclocking. Remember that, everyone. Especially with low cost 4-core (2-module) FX Series products on the horizon.
Oh.. Maybe I should wait then.. I hope it's significantly way better than an i3 2100, costs the same even w/o igp

When will they release those?
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