Average Bench: 62.2% (171st of 980)

more Based on 26,023 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , 0F8BFBFF000506E3, BFEBFBFF000906E9, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 2813070000656863, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100 CPU @ 3.70GHz

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-6100 averaged 37.8% 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 111Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 108Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-6100 is 20.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-6100 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 309Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 296Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,023 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.3 SC Int 105 113
88.2 SC Float 111 118
84.2 SC Mixed 108 116
86.2% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
184 QC Int 265 290
211 QC Float 301 329
205 QC Mixed 286 313
64.3% 284 Pts
Min Avg Max
230 MC Int 272 291
260 MC Float 309 330
249 MC Mixed 296 317
43.7% 292 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 116
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 289
QC Float 329
QC Mixed 314
70% 311 Pts
MC Int 291
MC Float 331
MC Mixed 318
47% 314 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 112
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 115
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 280
QC Float 319
QC Mixed 303
68% 301 Pts
MC Int 281
MC Float 318
MC Mixed 303
45% 300 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 111
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 281
QC Float 319
QC Mixed 303
68% 301 Pts
MC Int 281
MC Float 320
MC Mixed 296
45% 299 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 71.9
SC Float 72.2
SC Mixed 71.4
58% 71.8 Pts
QC Int 280
QC Float 319
QC Mixed 303
68% 301 Pts
MC Int 282
MC Float 321
MC Mixed 306
45% 303 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 68.1
SC Float 76
SC Mixed 69.9
57% 71.3 Pts
QC Int 158
QC Float 188
QC Mixed 174
39% 173 Pts
MC Int 228
MC Float 244
MC Mixed 267
37% 246 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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23 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


Terrible

2 days ago.

Bad


Poor

2 days ago.

low


Good

15 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

1 month ago.

Actually Best perf/price ever


Excellent

1 month ago.

Bought it few months ago, price went down after a month or two dramatically, and the performance, isn't as good as i thought. I had trouble choosing between this i3 or a little bit more expensive i5. It was a bad choice to save some money...


Good

25 days ago.

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


Poor

18 days ago.

3


Poor

4 months 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


Excellent

3 months ago.

Great CPU for budget gaming


Good

4 months 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...)


Terrible

6 days ago.

Feo


Poor

19 days ago.

very good *indian accent*


Good

4 months 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.


Excellent

2 months ago.

overrated, any cpu 4000 series is better.


Good

4 months ago.

great cpu with decent gaming and workstation


Excellent

13 days ago.

The price/quality is great.


Good

4 months ago.

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


Terrible

28 days ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

2 months ago.

Outdated i3 budget CPU.


Terrible

2 months ago.

it low for 4k


Very good

15 months ago.

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


Good

10 months ago.

Again I rated by accident. ._. Sorry!


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