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 Post subject: Intel Core i3-2100T & Core i5-2400S Low Power CPUs
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:37 pm 
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Hi, im new.
I've seen this article:
"Intel Core i3-2100T & Core i5-2400S Low Power CPUs"
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1202-page3.html

and i have some doubts.
I want to buy this PC:
Intel i3 2100 (o 2100T)
Asus P8H61-M LE
1x4 gb RAM
500 gb WD Hard drive
(may be Radeon HD 6670, not sure)
23" LED monitor


In the article it shows that the power consumption between Intel Core I3 2100 and 2100T is not too much, never the less, the tdp diference between them is about 30W (2100 65W and 2100T 35W)
I was wondering why if there is 30W diference in their TDP, the review only shows 12W difference at full load.
Does it worth it to buy a Intel Core I3 2100T rather than a 2100, just becouse it consumes a little less power?

I will be using it for games (basic, nothing extreme, just to pass the time), Autocad 2D, Excel (macros, vba), Office, Watch HD videos and internet. And also want a low power-consumption PC.


does the cpu and gpu rally work at full load while playing games?

Thank you very much.


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 Post subject: Re: Intel Core i3-2100T & Core i5-2400S Low Power CPUs
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:17 pm 
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the review only shows 12W difference at full load

The pertinet word in the chip spec is Max. The i3-2100 Processor runs at 3.10 GHz and is a Max TDP 65W category chip. The i3-2100T Processor runs slower, at 2.50 GHz, and costs more and is a Max TDP 35W category chip. It's possible that you could buy a 2100 and it would only consume 1W more. Or.....


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 Post subject: Re: Intel Core i3-2100T & Core i5-2400S Low Power CPUs
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:31 am 
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joise86 wrote:
I will be using it for games (basic, nothing extreme, just to pass the time), Autocad 2D, Excel (macros, vba), Office, Watch HD videos and internet. And also want a low power-consumption PC.

Then I recommend you check out the cheaper CPUs such as the G530, boards made by Intel or MSI and that you avoid using a dedicated graphics card.
Ther's plenty of cool games that don't require graphics card here: gog.com


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