Average Bench: 62.8% (144th of 952)

Based on 15,010 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 37.2% 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 109Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-6100 is just 16.9%. 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 299Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 314Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,010 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.2 SC Int 106 113
91.4 SC Float 112 118
87.3 SC Mixed 109 116
87% 109 Pts
Min Avg Max
207 QC Int 269 291
235 QC Float 305 330
214 QC Mixed 290 314
65.3% 288 Pts
Min Avg Max
239 MC Int 277 292
270 MC Float 314 330
257 MC Mixed 299 316
44.4% 297 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 122
SC Mixed 117
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 296
QC Float 338
QC Mixed 316
72% 317 Pts
MC Int 300
MC Float 338
MC Mixed 324
48% 321 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 114
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 279
QC Float 326
QC Mixed 311
69% 306 Pts
MC Int 285
MC Float 329
MC Mixed 320
46% 311 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 112
89% 112 Pts
QC Int 287
QC Float 327
QC Mixed 311
70% 308 Pts
MC Int 256
MC Float 326
MC Mixed 269
42% 284 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 270
QC Float 304
QC Mixed 294
66% 290 Pts
MC Int 270
MC Float 306
MC Mixed 293
43% 290 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.2
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 101
80% 99.8 Pts
QC Int 223
QC Float 262
QC Mixed 238
55% 241 Pts
MC Int 272
MC Float 279
MC Mixed 297
42% 283 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...

Added 17 months ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

1 day 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

1 day 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

2 days ago.

Actually Best perf/price ever


Good

2 days ago.

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


Good

26 mins ago.

overclock able cheap cpu. Perfect for games


Good

5 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


Poor

5 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...)


Good

10 hrs ago.

Great CPU for budget gaming


Good

5 hrs ago.

+++


Good

8 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

5 days ago.

excelente precio performance!


Poor

3 days ago.

:P


Good

8 days ago.

good cpu


Very good

7 days ago.

great cpu with decent gaming and workstation


Good

1 month ago.

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


Very good

8 months ago.

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


Good

3 months ago.

Again I rated by accident. ._. Sorry!


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