Average Bench: 55.4% (683rd of 1452)

more Based on 110,166 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , 0F8BFBFF000506E3, BFEBFBFF000906E9, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 2813070000656863, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100 CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 29%Average: 55.4% Great: 68%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-6100 averaged 44.6% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 71.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 89.5Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-6100 is 38.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-6100 performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 240Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 237Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 110,166 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.8 Memory 71.8 91.3
57.8 1-Core 89.5 107
99.6 2-Core 159 189
62.3% 107 Pts
Min Avg Max
140 4-Core 225 274
157 8-Core 237 281
30.6% 231 Pts
Min Avg Max
165 64-Core 240 285
14.9% 240 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
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 106
2-Core 181
75% 126 Pts
4-Core 289
8-Core 290
39% 290 Pts
64-Core 294
18% 294 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.4
1-Core 105
2-Core 188
72% 125 Pts
4-Core 262
8-Core 281
36% 271 Pts
64-Core 280
17% 280 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.5
1-Core 104
2-Core 168
67% 115 Pts
4-Core 285
8-Core 289
38% 287 Pts
64-Core 266
16% 266 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.3
1-Core 86.7
2-Core 147
59% 100 Pts
4-Core 213
8-Core 227
29% 220 Pts
64-Core 234
14% 234 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 38.2
1-Core 80.8
2-Core 142
47% 86.9 Pts
4-Core 165
8-Core 203
24% 184 Pts
64-Core 173
11% 173 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus H110M-K

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $138

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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

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30 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


Good

17 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.


Good

7 months ago.

Excellent price-performance ratio at the time, very reliable over the years in a pc desktop


Good

20 months ago.

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


Terrible

9 months ago.

I is much better cause it more gb


Terrible

2 months ago.

great cpu with decent gaming and workstation


Excellent

15 months ago.

It did his job, used until 2023 and was great, still skyrocketing but need and upgrade for what i need


Excellent

19 months ago.

Amazing for the price. I love it.


Good

6 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

3 years 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

2 years ago.

bottlenecks my 3090, unbelievable.


Good

14 months ago.

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


Terrible

6 years ago.

it low for 4k


Good

3 years 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

5 years ago.

was good value when released but now too overpriced


Excellent

2 years ago.

Powerful CPU, it can handle the heavy tasks and gaming too, reccomended.


Excellent

5 years ago.

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


Very good

7 years ago.

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


Excellent

16 months ago.

Even though it can be considered 'outdated' right now, by paying the cheap price of just 60-110$, you get a processor that can run most games at a minimum of 30 FPS when paired with a capable graphics card. The best graphics card for this processor is the Geforce GTX 1650, anything stronger will get bottlenecked. But still, it's probably better to get an i3 10th gen or newer since they are simply better at about the same price. If you need a processor for general tasks and mid-range gaming and don't have time to decide, I would recommend considering this as an option.


Excellent

3 years ago.

served me well for the best part of 5 years. time to let it rest now as it just can't keep up with some modern games, but it has gone above and beyond the call of duty in its time.


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