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Intel Core i3 2100 Processor Review: Page 3 of 5

The Intel i3 2100 is an introductory CPU in its new 2nd generation lineup and users looking for a low price all in one solution will find a decent one to be found in this silicon. By B. Ramirez

Integrated Graphics

These processors use Intel’s integrated HD graphics technology. This is a great feature for those looking for a low-cost solution for rendering High Definition video and graphics. With the GPU being imbedded into the processor it illuminates the need for a discrete graphics card. It also illuminates the need for a motherboard with an integrated graphics chip-set.

Integrated Graphics
Yes
Intel® HD Graphics
Yes
Intel® HD Graphics with Dynamic Frequency
Yes
Graphics Base Frequency
850 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.1 GHz
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Yes
Intel® InTRU™ 3D Technology,
Yes
Intel® Wireless Display
No
Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI)
Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
Yes
Dual Display Capable
Yes

This can translate into great money savings for those that aren’t going to do any video editing or high-end gaming. This processor is very reasonably priced to have such a feature built in. This really comes down to what you are using this for. It won’t appeal to those who are in the enthusiast category, but for those that just want to watch an HD video or do some light gaming; this might just be the processor for you. It will definitely save you some money and provide you with relatively good integrated graphics. StarCraft 2 played very nicely with the Onboard Graphics, but most 3D shooters will have trouble playing at any decent framerates.

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