Intel Core i3-2100 vs AMD Athlon 3000G

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Intel Core i3-2100 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Athlon 3000G
Intel Core i3-2100 AMD Athlon 3000G

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Intel Core i3-2100 and the AMD Athlon 3000G and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Intel Core i3-2100 2 core processor released in Q1/2011 with the AMD Athlon 3000G which has 2 CPU cores and was introduced in Q4/2019.
Intel Core i3 (205) Family AMD Athlon (29)
Intel Core i 2000 (28) CPU group AMD Athlon 3000 (1)
2 Generation 4
Sandy Bridge S Architecture Dali (Zen)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i3-2100 is a 2 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.10 GHz. The processor can compute 4 threads at the same time. The AMD Athlon 3000G clocks with 3.50 GHz (3.50 GHz), has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel.

Intel Core i3-2100 Characteristic AMD Athlon 3000G
2 Cores 2
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? Yes
3.10 GHz Frequency 3.50 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.50 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.50 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Intel Core i3-2100 Characteristic AMD Athlon 3000G
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

Intel HD Graphics 2000 GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 (Raven Ridge)
0.85 GHz GPU frequency 1.00 GHz
1.10 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
6 GPU Generation 8
32 nm Technology 14 nm
2 Max. displays 3
6 Compute units 3
48 Shader 192
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
10.1 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Intel HD Graphics 2000 GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 (Raven Ridge)
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
No Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

Up to 32 GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the Intel Core i3-2100, while the AMD Athlon 3000G supports a maximum of 64 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 42.7 GB/s enabled.

Intel Core i3-2100 Characteristic AMD Athlon 3000G
DDR3-1333 Memory DDR4-2666
32 GB Max. Memory 64 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
21.3 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 42.7 GB/s
No ECC Yes
0.50 MB L2 Cache --
3.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
2.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 16
8.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Core i3-2100 has a TDP of 65 W. The TDP of the AMD Athlon 3000G is 35 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Intel Core i3-2100 Characteristic AMD Athlon 3000G
65 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 35 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Core i3-2100 has 3.50 MB cache and is manufactured in 32 nm. The cache of AMD Athlon 3000G is at 4.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 14 nm.

Intel Core i3-2100 Characteristic AMD Athlon 3000G
32 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Unknown
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
LGA 1155 Socket AM4 (PGA 1331)
VT-x, VT-x EPT Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q1/2011 Release date Q4/2019
120 $ Release price 49 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i3-2100 (63%)
AMD Athlon 3000G (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i3-2100 (57%)
AMD Athlon 3000G (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i3-2100 Intel Core i3-2100
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
575 (62%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
933 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i3-2100 Intel Core i3-2100
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1262 (55%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
2285 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i3-2100 Intel Core i3-2100
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
515 (49%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1043 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i3-2100 Intel Core i3-2100
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1082 (50%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
2169 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Core i3-2100 Intel Core i3-2100
Intel HD Graphics 2000 @ 1.10 GHz
106 (28%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.00 GHz
384 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Core i3-2100 Intel Core i3-2100
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1846 (41%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
4491 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i3-2100 Intel Core i3-2100
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
253 (74%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
343 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i3-2100 Intel Core i3-2100
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
738 (71%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1040 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i3-2100 Intel Core i3-2100
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
93 (67%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
139 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i3-2100 Intel Core i3-2100
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
263 (68%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
388 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i3-2100 Intel Core i3-2100
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
52 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i3-2100 Intel Core i3-2100
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
141 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i3-2100 Intel Core i3-2100
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
877 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i3-2100 Intel Core i3-2100
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
2163 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i3-2100 Intel Core i3-2100
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
339 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i3-2100 Intel Core i3-2100
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
887 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i3-2100 AMD Athlon 3000G
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