Average Bench: 61.7% (211th of 1110)

more Based on 33,767 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , 0F8BFBFF000506E3, BFEBFBFF000906E9, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 2813070000656863, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100 CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 47%Average: 61.7% 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 38.3% 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 110Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 108Pts

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 291Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 307Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 33,767 samples)
Min Avg Max
77 SC Int 105 114
84 SC Float 110 118
79.2 SC Mixed 108 116
86% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
184 QC Int 263 290
212 QC Float 299 329
200 QC Mixed 284 313
63.8% 282 Pts
Min Avg Max
202 MC Int 268 291
244 MC Float 307 330
229 MC Mixed 291 316
43.2% 289 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 113
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 115
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 290
QC Float 328
QC Mixed 312
70% 310 Pts
MC Int 291
MC Float 330
MC Mixed 312
46% 311 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 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 280
QC Float 325
QC Mixed 302
68% 302 Pts
MC Int 281
MC Float 329
MC Mixed 302
45% 304 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.8
SC Float 88.4
SC Mixed 107
77% 96.7 Pts
QC Int 268
QC Float 283
QC Mixed 246
60% 266 Pts
MC Int 224
MC Float 261
MC Mixed 286
38% 257 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 95.1
SC Mixed 95.7
78% 97.2 Pts
QC Int 206
QC Float 213
QC Mixed 217
48% 212 Pts
MC Int 190
MC Float 254
MC Mixed 234
34% 226 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,363,584 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $117 @ launch in Oct '15
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AmazonUS $11511 secs
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NeweggUS $1196 hrs
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Typical Core i3-6100 Builds (Compare 4,436 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-VD (MS-7996) - $49

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $404

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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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10 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


Excellent

12 hrs 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.


Terrible

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...


Excellent

17 days ago.

preço excelente e já ajuda em muitos jogos não vale apena gastar tanto se esse e bom ate de mais


Good

8 months ago.

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


Good

7 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

12 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...)


Good

12 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

7 months ago.

great cpu with decent gaming and workstation


Terrible

1 month ago.

overrated, any cpu 4000 series is better.


Good

12 months ago.

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


Terrible

9 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

10 months ago.

Outdated i3 budget CPU.


Terrible

10 months ago.

it low for 4k


Very good

23 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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