- 32nm Sandy Bridge 65W
- 3MB L3 Cache
- 2 x 256KB L2 Cache
- Intel HD Graphics 3000
Hits the sweet spot 01/19/2013
One of the best price/peformance ratios you can get in the Sandy bridge i3 family. A dual core machine with decent integrated graphics. Intel 3000 graphics gpu hits the sweet spot for office duty use, workstation apps and light duty gaming.
Intel's heat sink and push-pin design that we've grown to loath.
Intel designs their cpu heatsinks for average loads in cold air-conditioned spaces. They will run hot in other environments and higher cpu loads. Intel should consider that a good percentage of these cpus will see use in non-airconditioned labs and warehouse space. And design their heatsinks accordingly.
For those uses, consider getting a better cooling, third party heatsink. The cooler you can run your electronics, the longer the life expectancy.
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