Average Bench: 49.4% (291st of 1182)

more Based on 60,312 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , 0F8BFBFF000506E3, BFEBFBFF000906E9, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 2813070000656863, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100 CPU @ 3.70GHz

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3-6100 averaged 50.6% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 104Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 182Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-6100 is just 19.9%. 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 282Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 278Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 60,312 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.5 1-Core 104 114
130 2-Core 182 213
68.8% 143 Pts
Min Avg Max
178 4-Core 273 309
202 8-Core 278 309
37.5% 276 Pts
Min Avg Max
210 64-Core 282 311
18.9% 282 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 217
79% 166 Pts
4-Core 309
8-Core 307
42% 308 Pts
64-Core 305
20% 305 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 114
2-Core 192
74% 153 Pts
4-Core 299
8-Core 298
41% 299 Pts
64-Core 303
20% 303 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 113
2-Core 190
73% 152 Pts
4-Core 297
8-Core 303
41% 300 Pts
64-Core 307
21% 307 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 90
2-Core 176
63% 133 Pts
4-Core 300
8-Core 299
41% 300 Pts
64-Core 299
20% 299 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 85
2-Core 150
56% 117 Pts
4-Core 279
8-Core 296
39% 288 Pts
64-Core 288
19% 288 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,360,478 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $117 @ launch in Oct '15
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Typical Core i3-6100 Builds (Compare 7,575 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 35%
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Desktop
Desktop 60%
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Workstation
Workstation 28%
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Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-VD (MS-7996) - $91

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $463

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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.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

1 day 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

18 days 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

2 months ago.

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


Poor

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 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

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.


Average

8 months ago.

great cpu with decent gaming and workstation


Good

3 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

6 months ago.

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


Poor

24 months ago.

Outdated i3 budget CPU.


Terrible

23 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

2 years ago.

it low for 4k


Good

5 months ago.

was good value when released but now too overpriced


Excellent

11 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

17 months ago.

Again I rated by accident. ._. Sorry!


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