Average Bench: 59.3% (247th of 1143)

more Based on 43,940 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , 0F8BFBFF000506E3, BFEBFBFF000906E9, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 2813070000656863, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100 CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 43%Average: 59.3% Great: 66%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-6100 averaged 40.6% 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 105Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 102Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-6100 is 23.1%. 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
Multi Core Integer Speed 258Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 43,940 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.3 SC Int 99.1 111
74.8 SC Float 105 118
72.6 SC Mixed 102 114
81.6% 102 Pts
Min Avg Max
168 QC Int 251 287
194 QC Float 294 328
183 QC Mixed 275 310
61.9% 273 Pts
Min Avg Max
190 MC Int 258 287
220 MC Float 300 328
208 MC Mixed 283 312
41.8% 280 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 112
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 274
QC Float 327
QC Mixed 301
68% 301 Pts
MC Int 274
MC Float 319
MC Mixed 302
45% 298 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 107
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 286
QC Float 311
QC Mixed 307
68% 301 Pts
MC Int 282
MC Float 325
MC Mixed 288
45% 298 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 112
89% 112 Pts
QC Int 263
QC Float 321
QC Mixed 294
66% 292 Pts
MC Int 265
MC Float 314
MC Mixed 291
43% 290 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 105
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 260
QC Float 318
QC Mixed 287
65% 289 Pts
MC Int 257
MC Float 313
MC Mixed 291
43% 287 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 83.5
SC Float 75.4
SC Mixed 84.3
65% 81.1 Pts
QC Int 262
QC Float 316
QC Mixed 254
63% 277 Pts
MC Int 280
MC Float 321
MC Mixed 302
45% 301 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $117 @ launch in Oct '15
NeweggUS $1213 months
BHPhotoUS $13415 hrs
OutletPCUS $1373 months
EbayUS $15016 mins
AmazonUS $1575 days
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Typical Core i3-6100 Builds (Compare 5,191 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-VD (MS-7996) - $54

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $393

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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 3 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

26 days ago.

A lot of games now need quad core and this has dual core

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


Poor

4 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

4 days 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...


Poor

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

14 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


Good

17 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

18 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.


Average

1 day ago.

great cpu with decent gaming and workstation


Good

18 months ago.

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


Terrible

14 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

15 months ago.

Outdated i3 budget CPU.


Terrible

16 months ago.

it low for 4k


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Very good

2 years ago.

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


Good

9 months ago.

Again I rated by accident. ._. Sorry!


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