Average Bench: 61.9% (161st of 969)

Based on 22,258 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100 CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 47%Average: 61.9% Great: 67%
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-6100 averaged 38.1% 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 107Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-6100 is 20.6%. 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 294Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 309Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,258 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.6 SC Int 104 113
85.9 SC Float 111 118
79.2 SC Mixed 107 115
85.8% 107 Pts
Min Avg Max
186 QC Int 264 291
215 QC Float 301 329
205 QC Mixed 285 314
64.2% 283 Pts
Min Avg Max
224 MC Int 273 291
253 MC Float 309 330
237 MC Mixed 294 315
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 116
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 118
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 296
QC Float 334
QC Mixed 318
72% 316 Pts
MC Int 296
MC Float 336
MC Mixed 320
47% 317 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 111
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 285
QC Float 326
QC Mixed 311
70% 307 Pts
MC Int 285
MC Float 325
MC Mixed 312
46% 307 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz
SC Int 109
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 114
91% 113 Pts
QC Int 285
QC Float 327
QC Mixed 311
70% 308 Pts
MC Int 287
MC Float 328
MC Mixed 313
46% 309 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 113
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 115
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 286
QC Float 329
QC Mixed 308
70% 308 Pts
MC Int 289
MC Float 329
MC Mixed 314
46% 311 Pts
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
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 267
QC Float 247
QC Mixed 215
55% 243 Pts
MC Int 224
MC Float 286
MC Mixed 288
40% 266 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 35%
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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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14 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


Poor

10 days ago.

Bad


Excellent

6 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.


Excellent

1 month ago.

overclock able cheap cpu. Perfect for games


Excellent

8 days ago.

Actually Best perf/price ever


Terrible

7 days 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

2 days ago.

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


Poor

2 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


Good

2 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...)


Excellent

28 days ago.

Great CPU for budget gaming


Excellent

20 days ago.

excelente precio performance!


Good

2 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.


Poor

1 month ago.

very good *indian accent*


Excellent

23 days ago.

overrated, any cpu 4000 series is better.


Good

2 months ago.

great cpu with decent gaming and workstation


Excellent

1 month ago.

The price/quality is great.


Good

2 months ago.

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


Terrible

12 days ago.

it low for 4k


Very good

13 months ago.

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


Good

8 months ago.

Again I rated by accident. ._. Sorry!


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