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Intel SB Core i3-2100T Review (Mini Edition) dr_disciple Mar 19th, 11, 07:57 PM #1

Finally got to get some time to test out the little monster. Well, I hope it's a mini monster . Hopefully this CPU can satisfy those who do not want to go towards Zacate nor Atom and still wants to have an ultra low wattage setup for NAS, Office machines, firewall, router or even web servers.

First let's see what's in the package. On the left is the standard HSF that we get for LGA1155/1156. On the right is the HSF that comes with the T series. The HSF is so low that it is as low as the Zotac's chipset heatsink and can fit into almost any ultra low profile casing (I.E MW-100) without buying a 3rd party 1U HSF. Thank you Intel for making this possible!






For this mini test, I'm using 2 different setup but with the same main components

Main Components
1. Intel Core i3-2100T
2. RipJaws 2 x 4GB DDR3 (That's the only spare ram I have lying around, I know it's kind over kill )
3. 256GB SSD (Salvaged from 2009 MBP)
4. Zotac H67 ITX-C-E (B3)
5. Windows 7 Pro 64bit

Setup 1
- Open Setup
- Silverstone 450watt SFX 80Plus Bronze PSU

Setup 2
- Enclosed Setup
- Apex MW-100 w/ 90watt PSU








*Note*

*The temperature sensing programs are not updated with the latest T series CPU. So you will see the CPU being unknown or missing 1 or 2 temperature for the threads.


Upon booting and patching W7 Pro, it recognizes the CPU accurately and so does CPUZ. Do take note of the on board graphics. Instead of the HD 2000 you get on the normal SB CPU, you get HD 1000 instead. But I do not see it'll be any problem playing HD content at all.














For the main event, the following test are conducted.

1. Hyper PI
2. Intel Burn Test
3. SF IV
4. RE 5

It did not break any speed or FPS record but the power consumption is simply amazing. Please note that besides the CPU, Mobo, HSF and SSD are using the power, I am also powering up the Zotac's H67 on board Wifi N, Mouse and Dinovo Edge Keyboard.

CPU Power Consumption

IDLE - 21.9 WATT

LOAD 100% IBT Test - 47.9watt



















As promised, the 2nd setup in a smaller and tighter space.




























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Lippyt Mar 19th, 11, 10:31 PM #2
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kegler Mar 20th, 11, 02:27 AM #3
i almost choked when i saw ur mms.....


just kidding.... tempting leh.... lets see how much is h61 before i decide
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dr_disciple Mar 20th, 11, 03:37 AM #4
For your (kegler) usage, i understand why you want the J&W H61. But for the rest of the users, I don't think H61 will be a good pair with this chip. I would rather go for H67 for that extra omph and features of the H67 chipset.
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dr_disciple Mar 23rd, 11, 03:54 AM #5
First post updated.
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elpibe10 Mar 23rd, 11, 08:37 AM #6
Nice

... mine's on the way from Amazon Japan.

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dr_disciple Mar 23rd, 11, 11:12 AM #7
Hope you'll like the performance.

Won't be some speed demon lah But remember to pair it up with a fast SSD.

Price from Japan is the same as SG after shipped Great buy!

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... mine's one the way from Amazon Japan.

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longsiew Mar 23rd, 11, 11:13 AM #8
Low wattage is indeed low wattage. =) But I like the low profile default cooler as well.......intel did the right cooler for their T series
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dr_disciple Mar 23rd, 11, 11:29 AM #9
My only issue is no copper core under the default HSF. If not I'm pretty sure the temps will be better. Way better.
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kegler Mar 23rd, 11, 12:36 PM #10
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My only issue is no copper core under the default HSF. If not I'm pretty sure the temps will be better. Way better.
i believe u have some pretty looking LP copper hsf under ur table right
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lennardseah Mar 23rd, 11, 12:40 PM #11
good job thanks for sharing
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dr_disciple Mar 23rd, 11, 04:50 PM #12
Yeah, I should pull them out and do some testing. But they are for other sockets leh. Not sure if the 1156 can fit on it. But the whole idea is to keep the cost low. But for the sake of good temps, $$ must be spent!

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dr_disciple Mar 23rd, 11, 06:15 PM #13
Core i5 2390T anyone?
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got gpu-z screenshot
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First post updated .
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