Average Bench: 65.1% - 136th / 945

Based on 11,544 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100 CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 54%Average: 65.1% Great: 69%
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-6100 averaged 34.9% 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 113Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 110Pts
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Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-6100 is just 15%. 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 302Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 316Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,544 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.4 SC Int 106 113
94.4 SC Float 113 119
88.9 SC Mixed 110 116
87.8% 110 Pts
Min Avg Max
208 QC Int 271 292
236 QC Float 308 332
217 QC Mixed 294 315
65.9% 291 Pts
Min Avg Max
241 MC Int 279 293
270 MC Float 316 332
263 MC Mixed 302 318
44.7% 299 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 107
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 111
88% 111 Pts
QC Int 286
QC Float 324
QC Mixed 308
69% 306 Pts
MC Int 284
MC Float 326
MC Mixed 309
46% 306 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 107
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 277
QC Float 324
QC Mixed 306
68% 303 Pts
MC Int 285
MC Float 325
MC Mixed 286
45% 299 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 111
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 96.8
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 286
QC Float 325
QC Mixed 311
70% 307 Pts
MC Int 285
MC Float 326
MC Mixed 310
46% 307 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 104
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 244
QC Float 281
QC Mixed 267
60% 264 Pts
MC Int 231
MC Float 292
MC Mixed 279
40% 267 Pts

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Typical Core i3-6100 Builds (Compare 1,611 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-A - $57

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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...

Added 16 months ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

24 mins ago.

Comparable to other Skylake i5's and i7's on some game benchmarks, best bang for the buck CPU!

Comment 

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

2 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.


Poor

3 days ago.

Actually Best perf/price ever


Good

1 day ago.

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


Poor

1 day 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


Poor

2 days ago.

overclock able cheap cpu. Perfect for games


Poor

1 day ago.

Great CPU for budget gaming


Poor

6 hrs ago.

+++


Good

18 hrs ago.

excelente precio performance!


Good

19 hrs 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...)


Good

13 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.


Good

2 days ago.

:P


Good

4 days ago.

good cpu


Good

8 days ago.

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


Very good

6 months ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

Again I rated by accident. ._. Sorry!


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