Average Bench: 59% (248th of 1196)

Based on 2,330 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6300 CPU @ 3.80GHz
Poor: 44%Average: 59% Great: 66%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-6300 averaged 41.0% 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 107Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 187Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-6300 is 21.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-6300 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 290Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 288Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,330 samples)
Min Avg Max
78 1-Core 107 118
134 2-Core 187 223
70.6% 147 Pts
Min Avg Max
198 4-Core 282 319
214 8-Core 288 319
38.8% 285 Pts
Min Avg Max
223 64-Core 290 321
19.5% 290 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 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 116
2-Core 196
75% 156 Pts
4-Core 290
8-Core 293
40% 292 Pts
64-Core 306
21% 306 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 117
2-Core 176
72% 146 Pts
4-Core 261
8-Core 308
38% 284 Pts
64-Core 292
20% 292 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 103
2-Core 174
67% 138 Pts
4-Core 236
8-Core 240
32% 238 Pts
64-Core 236
16% 236 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,857,890 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $154 @ launch in Oct '15
AmazonUS $14924 days
OutletPCUS $1616 months
EbayUS $2054 mins
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Typical Core i3-6300 Builds (Compare 8,977 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2H - $81

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $516

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-6300 Processor (4M Cache, 3.80 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ3'15
Processor Numberi3-6300
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$138.00 - $147.00
Clock Speed3.8 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 Frequency1.15 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.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

5 days ago.

Better single-thread performance for the buck!


Excellent

20 days ago.

Better than G2030.


Outstanding

3 years ago.

I love this CPU. I bclk'd it to 4.52 ghz with a cryorig m9i air cooler and it runs solid. It requires the lowest increase in blck (only 119) to reach 4.5ghz of all the i3's, which I believe makes it easier on the rest of the system to take the overclock. My temps peak at 61c at a 1.29v vcore and idle at 28c.


Good

3 years ago.

Werkt perfect


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