Average Bench: 59.5% (257th of 1159)

more Based on 50,966 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , 0F8BFBFF000506E3, BFEBFBFF000906E9, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 2813070000656863, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100 CPU @ 3.70GHz

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-6100 averaged 40.4% 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

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-6100 is 23.6%. 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
Multi Core Integer Speed 256Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 50,966 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.9 SC Int 102 111
76.9 SC Float 108 118
76 SC Mixed 105 114
83.7% 105 Pts
Min Avg Max
166 QC Int 249 286
186 QC Float 291 328
183 QC Mixed 272 310
61.3% 271 Pts
Min Avg Max
186 MC Int 256 287
220 MC Float 300 328
210 MC Mixed 282 312
41.7% 279 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 108
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 114
91% 113 Pts
QC Int 281
QC Float 327
QC Mixed 307
69% 305 Pts
MC Int 279
MC Float 325
MC Mixed 307
45% 304 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz
SC Int 109
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 286
QC Float 323
QC Mixed 307
69% 306 Pts
MC Int 287
MC Float 325
MC Mixed 304
46% 305 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 109
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 272
QC Float 320
QC Mixed 300
67% 297 Pts
MC Int 274
MC Float 310
MC Mixed 297
44% 294 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 97.5
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 272
QC Float 311
QC Mixed 295
66% 292 Pts
MC Int 261
MC Float 295
MC Mixed 291
42% 282 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,678,645 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $117 @ launch in Oct '15
AmazonUS $1297 mins
EbayUS $13028 mins
OutletPCUS $1342 months
BHPhotoUS $1341 month
NeweggUS $13510 days
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Typical Core i3-6100 Builds (Compare 7,064 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 38%
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Desktop
Desktop 63%
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Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-VD (MS-7996) - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $424

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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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Poor (edit your comment) Add link

21 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

2 months ago.

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


Poor

10 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

4 days ago.

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


Poor

1 day ago.

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


Excellent

6 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

24 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

24 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

6 months ago.

great cpu with decent gaming and workstation


Good

1 month 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

4 months ago.

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


Terrible

20 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

22 months ago.

Outdated i3 budget CPU.


Terrible

22 months ago.

it low for 4k


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Good

3 months 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

15 months ago.

Again I rated by accident. ._. Sorry!


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