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    Default Intel Core i3 2120

    Phoronix: Intel Core i3 2120

    Since the January launch of Intel's Sandy Bridge processors, there have been countless articles on Phoronix about Sandy Bridge under Linux. Initially detailing the troubled experience of getting the integrated graphics working but then to a point of nirvana with the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver working well and a continual stream of performance optimizations and other enhancements since that point. Sandy Bridge under Linux is now great and it is to be loved. It's also looking like Ivy Bridge on Linux will be a success, but we're still a couple months out until that hardware is released to the public. Until then, we are looking at a few more Sandy Bridge processors. In this review, for those not at XDC2011 Chicago this week, is a look at the Linux performance of the Intel Core i3 2120.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=16415

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    Core i5 2500K has no Hyper Threading. It's a pure 4-core/4-thread part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wielkie G View Post
    Core i5 2500K has no Hyper Threading. It's a pure 4-core/4-thread part.
    He's right : http://ark.intel.com/products/52210/...ache-3_30-GHz)

    Also, both the Intel® Core™ i3 2120 and the Intel® Core™ i3-2100 Processor have only two cores. Not four. (http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ei3_2120&num=3 on the open benchmarking.org image) http://ark.intel.com/products/53426/...ache-3_30-GHz) http://ark.intel.com/products/53422/...ache-3_10-GHz)

    The 3rd gen i processors are likely to be up to six months away. Not a couple of months.
    If the focus of this article is on graphics then why compare hd 3000 and hd 2000 without making that distinction? Not all Sandybridge cpus share the same gpu type.

    The other thing that strikes me is that you are benchmarking the i3 which is not aimed at the kind of people who are interested in performance. It is a budget offering.
    Why not benchmark the top end i7 against the i5 2500k instead? But ignore the graphics results as they are largely irrelevant due to the fact that they will ultimately be very similar or the same.

    This whole article just seems like a poorly constructed advert for Intel processors and offers some very incorrect information. Although probably by accident.

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    Yes, i5 2500K has 4 cores/4 threads.
    BUT i3-2100 and i3-2120 both have 2 cores/4 threads (thanks to Heaper-Threading). That's why in some tasks, the 2100 can quite well compete with the 2500.

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    Michael, how about VA-API? Is this processor enough for htpc with any video formats, or does it still need a discrete nvidia for some hd formats?

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    140$ is a budget offering? Where do you live :P

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    I have the same technology although Intel has also introduced some latest version too but its really enough to meet with all my work.Its really amazing.

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