Average Bench: 58.2% (266th of 1206)

more Based on 67,775 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , 0F8BFBFF000506E3, BFEBFBFF000906E9, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 2813070000656863, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100 CPU @ 3.70GHz

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-6100 averaged 41.8% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 106Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 185Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-6100 is just 18.3%. 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 283Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 282Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 67,775 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.8 1-Core 106 114
141 2-Core 185 216
69.9% 146 Pts
Min Avg Max
203 4-Core 277 309
214 8-Core 282 310
38% 279 Pts
Min Avg Max
219 64-Core 283 311
19% 283 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 114
2-Core 199
75% 157 Pts
4-Core 303
8-Core 307
42% 305 Pts
64-Core 304
20% 304 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 113
2-Core 192
74% 152 Pts
4-Core 291
8-Core 294
40% 292 Pts
64-Core 285
19% 285 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 97.8
2-Core 229
75% 163 Pts
4-Core 304
8-Core 307
42% 306 Pts
64-Core 309
21% 309 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz
1-Core 108
2-Core 199
73% 154 Pts
4-Core 279
8-Core 292
39% 285 Pts
64-Core 292
20% 292 Pts
0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 113
2-Core 170
70% 142 Pts
4-Core 254
8-Core 223
33% 239 Pts
64-Core 308
21% 308 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,933,961 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $117 @ launch in Oct '15
AmazonUS $1152 month
OutletPCUS $1152 months
BHPhotoUS $1205 days
EbayUS $1305 mins
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Typical Core i3-6100 Builds (Compare 8,865 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
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Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-VD (MS-7996) - $40

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $370

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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 4 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

1 month ago.

Decent processor. Certainly can handle most tasks you throw at it. It's older and lower end will cause some bottlenecking or hitches but what more would you expect from a 50-80 dollar almost 4 year old processor ya know?

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 months ago.

It is expensive even 4 years after release and has lag in simple games like minecraft csgo and fortnite.


Poor

3 months ago.

Press F to all i3-6100 owners. This is painful experience to have it.


Terrible

5 months 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 day ago.

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


Poor

7 months ago.

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


Average

13 months ago.

great cpu with decent gaming and workstation


Good

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 months ago.

Amazing for the price. I love it.


Poor

2 months ago.

perfectly adequate cpu for light gaming (used daily from 2016 to 2018), but nowadays too expensive on the used market to be worth it, like all 6/7th gen cpus


Good

12 months ago.

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


Poor

2 years ago.

Outdated i3 budget CPU.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

2 years ago.

it low for 4k


Good

10 months ago.

was good value when released but now too overpriced


Excellent

16 months ago.

Great little CPU that surpassed my expectations for two years before it finally couldn't keep up with my speed.


Very good

3 years ago.

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


Good

23 months ago.

Again I rated by accident. ._. Sorry!


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