Average Bench: 60.4% (237th of 1147)

more Based on 53,800 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , 0F8BFBFF000506E3, BFEBFBFF000906E9, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 2813070000656863, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100 CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 47%Average: 60.4% Great: 66%
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-6100 averaged 39.5% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 108Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 105Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-6100 is just 19.8%. 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 284Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 259Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 53,800 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.4 SC Int 102 111
83.1 SC Float 108 118
82.6 SC Mixed 105 114
84.2% 105 Pts
Min Avg Max
183 QC Int 254 286
217 QC Float 297 328
203 QC Mixed 278 310
62.5% 276 Pts
Min Avg Max
208 MC Int 259 287
243 MC Float 304 329
230 MC Mixed 284 313
42.2% 282 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
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)
SC Int 110
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 114
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 292
QC Float 327
QC Mixed 306
70% 308 Pts
MC Int 286
MC Float 329
MC Mixed 317
46% 311 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 255
QC Float 325
QC Mixed 298
66% 293 Pts
MC Int 273
MC Float 319
MC Mixed 290
44% 294 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 111
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 112
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 213
QC Float 309
QC Mixed 291
61% 271 Pts
MC Int 273
MC Float 298
MC Mixed 302
44% 291 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 100
SC Float 99.3
SC Mixed 102
80% 101 Pts
QC Int 246
QC Float 302
QC Mixed 277
62% 275 Pts
MC Int 269
MC Float 308
MC Mixed 272
42% 283 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 107
SC Float 97.3
SC Mixed 106
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 256
QC Float 292
QC Mixed 258
61% 269 Pts
MC Int 259
MC Float 299
MC Mixed 269
41% 276 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $117 @ launch in Oct '15
NeweggUS $1211 month
AmazonUS $1344 days
OutletPCUS $13429 days
BHPhotoUS $1342 days
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Typical Core i3-6100 Builds (Compare 6,651 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-VD (MS-7996) - $57

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $437

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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.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

7 days ago.

its a worse i7 2600

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


Average

23 days ago.

It's alright, but I regret getting it now.


Poor

8 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

2 months ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 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


Good

22 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

22 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

4 months ago.

great cpu with decent gaming and workstation


Good

3 months ago.

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


Terrible

19 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

20 months ago.

Outdated i3 budget CPU.


Terrible

20 months ago.

it low for 4k


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

was good value when released but now too overpriced


Very good

2 years ago.

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


Good

14 months ago.

Again I rated by accident. ._. Sorry!


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