Phenom II X4 955 be VS Phenom II X6 1100t vs Intel Core i3-2100

mostly doing gaming , which one? x4 $104 1100 $169 i3 $109

hd radeon 6870
700 w PSU
21 inch monitor 1080p

gaming,surfing,video editing
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  1. Just checked some benches, and for all encoding/editing/rendering/etc, the 1100 beats the 2100. However, in games, they are neck to neck and in some cases the 2100 beats the 1100. In all other benches, it appears they are relatively close, beating each other back and forth by a little.

    The i3 2100 does much better against the 955. It beats it nearly all benchmarks, save for encoding and what not (which is due to it's extra 2 cores). In games though, they are either matched in FPS, or the 2100 beats it.

    i3 VS 1100T - http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=289
    i3 VS X4 955 - http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/88?vs=289
  2. its not possible to overclock the 2100?
  3. No, it isn't. Only the K designated processors from Intel can be overclocked (IE: 2500K, 2600K, 3930K...)
  4. overclocked the x4 will beat i3?
  5. I wouldn't know. Over clocking isn't exactly give linear performance gains. Nonetheless, the X4 is already faster than the i3, but still loses in a majority of the benches. I'm not familiar with exactly how high it tends to overclock, but I suppose a mild overclock to 3.6 GHz should close the gap pretty well.
  6. things ARE and things are getting more multi threaded. I'd get the 6 core.
  7. for both 3 things you ask video editing,games and surfing

    6core is the best choice if you have budget buy it but dont buy x4 or i3

    buy i5 or i7 if you are not buying 6 core
  8. argueta789 said:
    mostly doing gaming , which one? x4 $104 1100 $169 i3 $109

    hd radeon 6870
    700 w PSU
    21 inch monitor 1080p

    gaming,surfing,video editing

    if you have an am3+ motherboard with 990fx or 990x chipset, get the 1100t, oc it with a good cooler. imo at $169 it's a better buy than fx 6xxx cpu.
    if you go intel way, a core i5 2500k with z68 mobo.
  9. argueta789 said:
    overclocked the x4 will beat i3?

    sometimes yes, in games that are well designed to use 4 cores. For most games, it takes an OC'd pII x 4 to keep up with the i3. Not to mention if you get the i3 you have a great upgrade path to an i5/i7 later. With AMD, you have no better options than the x4 for gaming. The FX chips are gay for gaming. I would go for the i3 2100/2120 for better stock performance (gaming), lower power consumption and upgradeability.
  10. so i3?
  11. i mean if i buy the i3 , then i save 25$ because i wont have to buy cooler
  12. i3 2100
    BIOSTAR H67MU3 LGA 1155
    Radeon HD 6870
    700 W Psu
    8gb Memory

    could run modern games?
  13. argueta789 said:
    i3 2100
    BIOSTAR H67MU3 LGA 1155
    Radeon HD 6870
    700 W Psu
    8gb Memory

    could run modern games?

    in short, yes it could.
    but, with a core i3 + h67 combo you lose overclockability, aes-ni.
    with the motherboard you lose ram upgrade (2 slots already filled by the 2x 4gb dimms, but most games and apps hardly use more than 4 gb), dual gfx cfx/sli, imo the ram slots' placement is a bit weird and might block upward heat flow. and i hope your gfx card doesn't interfere with the analog jacks and the sata ports. but i have no experience with this motherboard ,so i cannot verify this.
    for video editing you should benefit from more cpu cores(4+) and system ram(16+ gb).
    for this setup the 700w psu might be a bit overkill.
    see if any of
    these or these fit your needs better.
    you could specify your current specs and budget in the new build form.
  14. the psu was on sale for 45$ thats y i bought it , will it be a problem , also what mother board would u recommend in the 90ish area?
  15. go with a z68 board, not h67. Dont go with a H series motherboard if your using a dedicated vid card.
  16. what i dont get is how does the x4 which is 4 cores , gets outbeat by the i3 which is only two cores?
  17. Great example ferret thanks , i understand now so amd's architecture is not up to par with intel? and out of these memory which one would u take?

    Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148463

    Patriot G series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 8GB : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220484

    Kingston HyperX 8GB : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104173
  18. @Iam2thecrowe
    I am curious, why can he not go with H67 if he is using a dedicated video card? it makes no difference. Since he doesnt need to overclock and most likely wont use the z68's features an H67 board is perfectly fine, and itll save you some money.

    I would buy the i3-2100 or the i5-2400
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074
  19. 1333 is 6 dollara cheaper as i seen that 2100 only supports 1333? would there be a big difference between the two?

    eam Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 27.99
  20. it would, but I would buy a better brand to be honest. like gigabyte, asrock, asus, msi etc.
  21. what features do you need? Do you want 4 ram slots? USB3.0?

    this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130584
    or this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157234

    The second one has usb 3.0
  22. as rock is great , i need a pci slot for a wireless adapter i have , also would you guys still go with the 6870 over the gtx 460?
  23. i can afford both the 6870 is even 10$ less , could i maybe save some money and maybe purchase a cheaper card as i am not think of playing crysis or anything to that extent , probably the most demanding game i would play is mw3
  24. Stick with the 6870 it's a great card. If you can find a 6850 for alot cheaper then go for that, it has huge overclocking headroom and can easily close the gap between it and the 6870.
    I wouldnt buy anything cheaper than those cards.
  25. ok also the motherboard dosent seem to have the memory on the supported list , or it dosent matter. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313086
  26. it doesnt matter, for 1155 H67 you should get a 1333 8gb (2 x 4gb) kit at 1.5volts or less
    anything matching those specs or better would work
  27. alrite thanks, also i wont fry my motherboard or anything by using a 700w ocz modxstream psu?
  28. Lol no bro you cant fry your motherboard with too much power, only with a bad PSU, you should be fine
  29. lol thanks b , just making sure lmao
  30. haha no worries man
    I hope everything works out! ask if you got anymore questions for sure
  31. I've also been looking at the phenom x4, I'm rather computer noobie I'm currently running off a dual core and looking to upgrade, can anyone help me on what I should go for?

    I found these on newegg:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.762349

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.763568

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.762366

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.763565

    To a computer novice like myself they all look identical, and the mobos are different. Is there any marginal difference between them? I would have to buy ddr3 and a heat sync, but any input on these package deals?

    ps: Sorry if it seems like I'm hyjacking the threat I just saw a similar processor of the one I'm looking to buy! Didn't want to make a new thread.
  32. based off of those choices, the first simply because it isn't micro ATX. I am not a fan of micro ATX personally.
  33. for me it has to be because i am using my old case which is micro atx form factor
  34. ND505 said:
    I've also been looking at the phenom x4, I'm rather computer noobie I'm currently running off a dual core and looking to upgrade, can anyone help me on what I should go for?

    I found these on newegg:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.762349

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.763568

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.762366

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.763565

    To a computer novice like myself they all look identical, and the mobos are different. Is there any marginal difference between them? I would have to buy ddr3 and a heat sync, but any input on these package deals?

    ps: Sorry if it seems like I'm hyjacking the threat I just saw a similar processor of the one I'm looking to buy! Didn't want to make a new thread.

    no thread hijacking and please make a new thread.
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