Average Bench: 45.5% (319th of 1184)

more Based on 65,533 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 54.5% 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 17.5%. 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 282Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 279Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 65,533 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.9 1-Core 104 114
127 2-Core 182 215
68.7% 143 Pts
Min Avg Max
188 4-Core 272 308
217 8-Core 279 309
37.5% 275 Pts
Min Avg Max
221 64-Core 282 311
18.9% 282 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 114
2-Core 213
78% 163 Pts
4-Core 296
8-Core 306
41% 301 Pts
64-Core 311
21% 311 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 107
2-Core 195
72% 151 Pts
4-Core 289
8-Core 291
40% 290 Pts
64-Core 291
20% 291 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 94.6
2-Core 176
64% 136 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 265
32% 239 Pts
64-Core 272
18% 272 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 82.3
2-Core 144
54% 113 Pts
4-Core 185
8-Core 238
28% 212 Pts
64-Core 243
16% 243 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,952,762 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $117 @ launch in Oct '15
AmazonUS $1063 days
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Typical Core i3-6100 Builds (Compare 8,003 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 29%
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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: 47% - Average Total price: $407

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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...

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27 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


Poor

7 days ago.

Press F to all i3-6100 owners. This is painful experience to have it.


Terrible

2 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

30 days ago.

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


Poor

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months 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


Average

10 months ago.

great cpu with decent gaming and workstation


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.


Good

18 days ago.

I've been using this CPU for 3 years. For the price I'm getting amazing performance, I can even run The Witcher 3 and GTA 5 at max settings with an RX 470 4GB.


Good

5 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

8 months ago.

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


Poor

2 years ago.

Outdated i3 budget CPU.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

2 years ago.

it low for 4k


Good

7 months ago.

was good value when released but now too overpriced


Excellent

13 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

19 months ago.

Again I rated by accident. ._. Sorry!


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