Average Bench: 63.9% (406th of 1276)

more Based on 79,423 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , 0F8BFBFF000506E3, BFEBFBFF000906E9, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 2813070000656863, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100 CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 48%Average: 63.9% Great: 72%
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-6100 averaged 36.1% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 81.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 103Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-6100 is 24%. 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 278Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 275Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 79,423 samples)
Min Avg Max
61.5 Memory 81.4 93.4
69.2 1-Core 103 114
115 2-Core 180 211
72.4% 121 Pts
Min Avg Max
163 4-Core 269 308
198 8-Core 275 308
37% 272 Pts
Min Avg Max
199 64-Core 278 310
18.6% 278 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
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)
Memory 92
1-Core 114
2-Core 194
80% 133 Pts
4-Core 310
8-Core 309
42% 310 Pts
64-Core 306
20% 306 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 84
1-Core 114
2-Core 216
80% 138 Pts
4-Core 302
8-Core 303
41% 303 Pts
64-Core 304
20% 304 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.5
1-Core 113
2-Core 212
78% 135 Pts
4-Core 299
8-Core 301
41% 300 Pts
64-Core 302
20% 302 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.8
1-Core 85.6
2-Core 156
63% 105 Pts
4-Core 230
8-Core 264
33% 247 Pts
64-Core 272
18% 272 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 58.3
1-Core 101
2-Core 179
64% 113 Pts
4-Core 290
8-Core 285
39% 287 Pts
64-Core 292
20% 292 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,678,145 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $117 @ launch in Oct '15
OutletPCUS $11514 months
BHPhotoUS $12511 months
AmazonUS $17817 mins
EbayUS $2205 mins
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Typical Core i3-6100 Builds (Compare 5,517 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus H110M-K

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $302

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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 5 years ago.

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8 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


Terrible

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

8 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.


Average

2 months ago.

Alright for a decent Budget build. But considering its 2 cores and relative speed it's just not worth it


Poor

1 day ago.

great cpu with decent gaming and workstation


Terrible

5 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.


Good

3 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...)


Excellent

14 months ago.

Amazing for the price. I love it.


Good

6 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


Terrible

14 days ago.

bottlenecks my 3090, unbelievable.


Good

7 months ago.

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


Poor

3 years ago.

Outdated i3 budget CPU.


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

3 years ago.

it low for 4k


Good

3 months ago.

Don't purchase this for anything higher than $50 in 2020, as the Athlon 200GE and Athlon 3000G can match or beat the 6100's performance with no issues. Still a great CPU for light gaming and office/school work. Great little CPU to pair up with something like a GTX 950 or R9 270 for an entry-level 1080p Gaming/Entertainment PC.


Good

22 months ago.

was good value when released but now too overpriced


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Very good

4 years ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

Again I rated by accident. ._. Sorry!


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