Average Bench: 63.4% (146th of 959)

Based on 15,901 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 36.5% 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

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-6100 is just 16.2%. 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 300Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 315Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,901 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.1 SC Int 107 113
93.9 SC Float 113 118
90.2 SC Mixed 110 116
87.7% 110 Pts
Min Avg Max
208 QC Int 271 294
238 QC Float 309 331
225 QC Mixed 293 315
65.9% 291 Pts
Min Avg Max
242 MC Int 278 292
274 MC Float 315 332
258 MC Mixed 300 317
44.5% 298 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 112
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 115
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 289
QC Float 326
QC Mixed 308
70% 308 Pts
MC Int 287
MC Float 326
MC Mixed 312
46% 308 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 114
91% 113 Pts
QC Int 286
QC Float 326
QC Mixed 310
70% 307 Pts
MC Int 285
MC Float 324
MC Mixed 312
46% 307 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 112
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 286
QC Float 322
QC Mixed 307
69% 305 Pts
MC Int 284
MC Float 323
MC Mixed 307
46% 305 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 284
QC Float 319
QC Mixed 304
68% 302 Pts
MC Int 285
MC Float 320
MC Mixed 308
46% 304 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 108
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 244
QC Float 266
QC Mixed 240
57% 250 Pts
MC Int 242
MC Float 293
MC Mixed 269
40% 268 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 19 months ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

2 days ago.

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.


Poor

4 days ago.

Actually Best perf/price ever


Poor

1 day ago.

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


Good

5 hrs ago.

overclock able cheap cpu. Perfect for games


Good

20 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

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...)


Good

6 days ago.

Great CPU for budget gaming


Good

5 days ago.

+++


Good

5 days ago.

excelente precio performance!


Poor

11 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

1 hr ago.

:P


Good

1 month ago.

good cpu


Good

19 days ago.

great cpu with decent gaming and workstation


Good

3 months ago.

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


Very good

10 months ago.

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


Good

5 months ago.

Again I rated by accident. ._. Sorry!


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