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Intel Core i3-2130 vs i7-860

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Intel Core i3-2130 advantages



Intel Core i3-2130
  • In single-threaded programs, the i3-2130 is 28% faster.
  • The Core i3-2130 features AVX instructions, that were introduced in modern processors not too far ago. While these extensions are not extensively used by applications yet, this should improve in future apps.
  • The Intel i3-2130 comes with integrated HD 2000 graphics unit. This graphics can be used for casual gaming and 3D applications.
  • Power consumption of the i3-2130 is better.

Intel Core i7-860 advantages



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  • Multi-threaded performance of the Core i7-860 processor is higher.
  • In memory-intensive programs, the microprocessor is 54% faster.

i3-2130 vs i7-860 performance comparison

The charts in the table below demonstrate performance of Core i3-2130 and Core i7-860 CPUs in a few different types of tasks. The numbers for 'Single-threaded performance' and 'Multi-threaded performance' charts are calculated as an average of several related benchmarks, that you can see in the "Benchmarks" tab. Consequentally, performance in individual benchmarks may be higher or lower than what you see in the charts on this page. We also averaged the results for task type specific benchmarks and all-around performance benchmarks, and displayed them in the 'Overall performance' chart.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.28
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.47
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.54
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.15
 
 
Higher is better

  - Intel Core i3-2130       - Intel Core i7-860

Complete list of benchmarks, that show performance difference between Intel i3-2130 and i7-860 in various types of tests, can be seen in the "Benchmarks" tab.


i3-2130 vs i7-860 power consumption comparison

Thermal Design Power
110
88
66
44
22
0
 
 
65W
 
95W
 
 
Lower is better
 

Detailed side by side comparison of Intel i3-2130 vs Intel Core i7-860 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Even more detailed comparison of internal features of both microprocessors you will find in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Core i3-2130 Core i7-860
General recommendations:
Faster in single-threaded tasks,
Supports AVX instructions,
Integrates HD 2000 GPU,
Needs less power
  General recommendations:
Better overall performance

Drawbacks:

Rather slow
 

Drawbacks:

Worse performance in single-threaded applications,
Lacks some instructions,
No on-chip graphics,
Requires more power,
The socket is obsolete

Similar processors

Core i3-2130 Core i7-860
 

Similar CPUs use the same socket and architecture as Core i3-2130 and Core i7-860.


Where to buy


These processors are obsolete. For that reason the best place to look for them is eBay. Marketplace vendors at Amazon may also carry them.
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Specifications

Please visit Intel Core i3-2130 and Intel Core i7-860 pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Core i3-2130Intel Core i7-860
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyCore i3Core i7
Basic details
Model numberi3-2130i7-860
CPU part numberCM8062301043904
CM806230104395
BV80605001908AK
Box part numberBX80623I32130
BXC80623I32130
BX80605I7860
BXC80605I7860
Introduction dateSeptember 4, 2011September 8, 2009
 
CPU features
Core nameSandy BridgeLynnfield
MicroarchitectureSandy BridgeNehalem
Technology (micron)0.0320.045
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket 1155Socket 1156
Frequency (MHz)34002800
Turbo Frequency (MHz) 3467 / 3333 / 2933 / 2933
Clock Multiplier3421
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)5121024
L3 cache (KB)30728192
Max temperature (°C)69.172.7
TDP (Watt)6595
Max power dissipation (Watt) 189.78
Core voltage (V) 0.65 - 1.4
Cores24
Threads48
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Trusted Execution-+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost-+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeHD 2000None
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s)21.3
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "Intel Core i3-2130" or "Intel Core i7-860" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Intel Core i3-2130 and i7-860 processors were tested using different system components, that are identified by MB, RAM and VID columns in the tables below. The numbers in each of these columns correspond to one of motherboards (MB), memory configurations (RAM) or graphics adapters (VID), listed below:

MB - Motherboard(s):
1. ASUS P8P67
2. ASUS P7P55D
3. ASUS P8H61-M

RAM - Memory:
1. 2 GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR TR3X3G1600C9 DDR3
2. 2 GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR CM3X1024-1333C9 DDR3

VID - Video card(s):
1. MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI RADEON)
2. POWERCOLOR 24PRO256M DDR2 (ATI RADEON HD2400)
3. INTEGRATED ON-CHIP INTEL SANDY BRIDGE GRAPHICS

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


Core i3-2130 vs i7-860 single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.

     

    Intel Core i3-2130           Intel Core i7-860

3DMark03 CPU score benchmark

Uses DirectX software vertex shader to run Wings of Fury and Trolls' Lair games, and calculates a 3DMark03 CPU score based on averaged number of frames per second, achieved by the CPU/GPU combination.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
64.6%212
44.8%323

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.5%323
74.2%212

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%323
99.5%111
79.4%212

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.5%323
82.3%212


Core i3-2130 vs i7-860 multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.

     

    Intel Core i3-2130           Intel Core i7-860

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
73.2%111
72.6%323

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
73.2%111
72.6%323

Euler3D benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
71.7%323
70.7%111

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
63.7%111
63.7%323

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
56.5%323
56.5%111

    Intel Core i3-2130           Intel Core i7-860

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
58.6%323
58.3%111

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
60.5%111
60.4%323

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
67.9%111
67.3%323

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
59.4%111
59.2%323


Core i3-2130 vs i7-860 graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.

Important! The processors were tested using different types of graphics adapters, that may not be suitable for comparison.
     

    Intel Core i3-2130           Intel Core i7-860

3DMark03 game score benchmark

Measures graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs using 4 different game simulations, that have varying level of DirectX support from version 7 to version 9.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
20.2%323
8.8%212

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
31.2%323
22.2%212

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
29.4%212
22.9%323


Core i3-2130 vs i7-860 memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.

     

    Intel Core i3-2130           Intel Core i7-860

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.2%323
87.3%212

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
98.6%323
82.8%212

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%212
65.0%111
64.7%323

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for Intel Core i3-2130 and Intel Core i7-860 microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database. Please note that different steppings of Intel processors, identified by S-spec numbers or CPUID, may have slightly different features. For that reason the comparison table below only applies to CPUs with specific S-Spec number / CPUID.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerIntel
CPU FamilyCore i3Core i7
Model / Processor Numberi3-2130i7-860
Frequency3411 MHz2808 MHz
CWID version0.40.3
Part numberCM8062301043904BV80605001908AK
S-Spec / Stepping CodeSR05WSLBJJ
 
General information
VendorGenuineIntel
Processor name (BIOS) Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2130 CPU @ 3.40GHzIntel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz
Cores24
Logical processors48
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
CPUID signature206A7106E5
Family 6 (06h)
Model42 (02Ah)30 (01Eh)
Stepping 7 (07h) 5 (05h)
TLB/Cache details64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB0: 2-MB or 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
L2 TLB: 1-MB, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Shared 2nd-level TLB: 4 KB pages, 4-way set associative, 512 entries
64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB0: 2-MB or 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
Instruction TLB: 2-MB or 4-MB pages, fully associative, 7 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
Shared 2nd-level TLB: 4 KB pages, 4-way set associative, 512 entries
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity8-way set associative
L1 data: CommentsDirect-mapped 
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Size2 x 32 KB32 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity8-way set associative4-way set associative
L1 instruction: CommentsDirect-mapped 
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Size2 x 32 KB32 KB
L2: Associativity8-way set associative
L2: CommentsNon-inclusive|Direct-mapped 
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Size2 x 256 KB256 KB
L3: Associativity12-way set associative16-way set associative
L3: CommentsInclusive|Shared between all cores 
L3: Line size64 bytes
L3: Size3 MB8 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
AVX+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3+
 
Additional instructions
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
PCLMULDQ+-
POPCNT+
RDTSCP+
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
XSAVE/XRESTORE states+-
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
Enhanced SpeedStep+
Hyper-Threading Technology+
Intel Trusted Execution technology-+
Intel Virtualization+
NX bit/XD-bit+
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
Turbo Boost-+
 
Other features
36-bit page-size extensions+
64-bit debug store+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
CPL qualified debug store+
Debug store+
Debugging extensions+
Digital Thermal Sensor capability+
LAHF/SAHF support in 64-bit mode+
Machine check architecture+
Machine check exception+
Memory-type range registers+
Model-specific registers+
Page attribute table+
Page global extension+
Page-size extensions (4MB pages)+
Pending break enable+
Perfmon and Debug capability+
Physical address extensions+
Power Limit Notification capability+-
Process context identifiers+-
Self-snoop+
TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states+
Thermal monitor+
Thermal monitor 2+
Thermal monitor and software controlled clock facilities+
Time stamp counter+
Timestamp counter deadline+-
Virtual 8086-mode enhancements+
xTPR Update Control+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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