Average Bench: 59.2% (249th of 1144)

more Based on 44,298 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , 0F8BFBFF000506E3, BFEBFBFF000906E9, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 2813070000656863, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100 CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 43%Average: 59.2% 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 40.7% 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 23.5%. 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 44,298 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.7 SC Int 98.9 111
75.2 SC Float 105 118
74.1 SC Mixed 102 114
81.4% 102 Pts
Min Avg Max
173 QC Int 252 287
202 QC Float 294 328
182 QC Mixed 275 310
62% 274 Pts
Min Avg Max
196 MC Int 258 288
229 MC Float 300 329
213 MC Mixed 283 313
41.9% 281 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
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)
SC Int 110
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 113
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 274
QC Float 319
QC Mixed 307
68% 300 Pts
MC Int 276
MC Float 293
MC Mixed 294
43% 287 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 107
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 274
QC Float 309
QC Mixed 287
66% 290 Pts
MC Int 262
MC Float 288
MC Mixed 272
41% 274 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 80.9
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 265
QC Float 297
QC Mixed 300
65% 287 Pts
MC Int 268
MC Float 312
MC Mixed 305
44% 295 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 101
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 258
QC Float 270
QC Mixed 262
60% 263 Pts
MC Int 254
MC Float 306
MC Mixed 271
41% 277 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.9
SC Float 96.9
SC Mixed 98.5
78% 97.4 Pts
QC Int 247
QC Float 244
QC Mixed 251
56% 247 Pts
MC Int 223
MC Float 256
MC Mixed 247
36% 242 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $117 @ launch in Oct '15
NeweggUS $1213 months
BHPhotoUS $13412 hrs
OutletPCUS $1373 months
EbayUS $1505 mins
AmazonUS $15712 days
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Typical Core i3-6100 Builds (Compare 5,255 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

1 month 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

11 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...


Good

19 hrs 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

21 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

18 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

8 days 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

16 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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