Average Bench: 62.6% (151st of 961)

Based on 19,908 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100 CPU @ 3.70GHz

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-6100 averaged 37.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Single Core Floating Point Speed 112Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 108Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-6100 is just 17.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-6100 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 297Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 312Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,908 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.2 SC Int 105 113
89.7 SC Float 112 118
85 SC Mixed 108 116
86.6% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
194 QC Int 267 291
226 QC Float 304 330
219 QC Mixed 289 314
64.9% 287 Pts
Min Avg Max
231 MC Int 275 291
257 MC Float 312 330
248 MC Mixed 297 316
44% 295 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 115
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 290
QC Float 320
QC Mixed 313
70% 308 Pts
MC Int 288
MC Float 328
MC Mixed 315
46% 310 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz
SC Int 112
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 115
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 291
QC Float 328
QC Mixed 310
70% 309 Pts
MC Int 291
MC Float 329
MC Mixed 315
47% 311 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 112
89% 112 Pts
QC Int 277
QC Float 314
QC Mixed 301
67% 298 Pts
MC Int 279
MC Float 310
MC Mixed 298
44% 296 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz
SC Int 107
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 112
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 263
QC Float 290
QC Mixed 279
63% 277 Pts
MC Int 261
MC Float 297
MC Mixed 282
42% 280 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.6
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 90.4
75% 94.2 Pts
QC Int 223
QC Float 252
QC Mixed 240
54% 238 Pts
MC Int 256
MC Float 288
MC Mixed 278
41% 274 Pts
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-6100 Processor (3M Cache, 3.70 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ3'15
Processor Numberi3-6100
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableYes
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$117.00
Clock Speed3.7 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP51 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 530
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.05 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth34.1 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedYes

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
Small Business AdvantageYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography14 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

Skylake 6th generation Core i3 processor...

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2 days ago.

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This is one of the very best bang for the buck budget oriented CPU's yet, with a nice price point of $130 while performing similarly to an i5 4460! (And outperforming both the FX 8350 and FX 6350 in most CPU tests) Highly recommended for any new build, and it sure is going into my Black Friday build!!!—Nov '15


Good

8 days ago.

It definitely bottlenecks my GTX 970 some in modern games, but it's only the occasional dips down to the low 40's in some games, but a rock solid 60FPS+ is easily attainable at 1080p maxed out with 98% of games.


Good

6 days ago.

Actually Best perf/price ever


Good

4 days ago.

overclock able cheap cpu. Perfect for games


Good

4 days ago.

Dont know why people rate it low... for an entry level i3 it seriously hammers


Poor

9 days ago.

gets to windows 10 in 5 secs, opens up office 2013 programs before clicking on them, surfs the net at blazing speed, I don't play games, so I don't really get why I should ask (and pay) for more


Good

6 days ago.

Incredible value for the money. Amazingly good for gaming, fast for everyday use. If you're on a budget - it's THE CPU to get. (Well, maybe get the 7100 now...)


Poor

2 days ago.

Great CPU for budget gaming


Poor

3 days ago.

excelente precio performance!


Good

14 days ago.

Definitely a good choice if a desktop build. Both Windows and Linux run incredibly well. No idea about gaming or programming performance. You don't need more unless you are a professional or into serious gamigZ Using a MSI H170 mainboard, 16GB DDR4 and a GTX 750 Ti 2GB GDDR5 for desktop work, some video editing and photoshoping.


Poor

4 days ago.

very good *indian accent*


Good

22 days ago.

great cpu with decent gaming and workstation


Good

21 days ago.

The best processor in my opinion for any budget gaming rig.


Very good

11 months ago.

Excellent performance-per-dollar ratio. Holds up remarkably well against most any game at a fair price point.


Good

6 months ago.

Again I rated by accident. ._. Sorry!


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