Average Bench: 43.4% (917th of 1385)

Based on 24,116 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000406E3, , BFEBFBFF000306A9, 1FABFBFF000406E3 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100U CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6100U CPU @ 3.40GHz
Poor: 18%Average: 43.4% Great: 57%
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3-6100U averaged 56.6% 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. Memory Latency 61.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 54.7Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-6100U is 39.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-6100U performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 154Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 153Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,116 samples)
Min Avg Max
13.4 Memory 61.8 83.1
27.9 1-Core 54.7 69
50.6 2-Core 99.1 124
44.2% 71.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
84 4-Core 145 191
106 8-Core 153 191
19.8% 149 Pts
Min Avg Max
104 64-Core 154 191
9.5% 154 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.9
1-Core 58.3
2-Core 104
51% 80.5 Pts
4-Core 140
8-Core 162
20% 151 Pts
64-Core 159
10% 159 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.4
1-Core 62.2
2-Core 107
49% 78.7 Pts
4-Core 159
8-Core 171
22% 165 Pts
64-Core 172
11% 172 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.6
1-Core 63.5
2-Core 102
51% 80 Pts
4-Core 113
8-Core 146
16% 130 Pts
64-Core 177
11% 177 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.1
1-Core 55
2-Core 98.9
47% 74.7 Pts
4-Core 130
8-Core 143
18% 136 Pts
64-Core 140
9% 140 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.7
1-Core 55.2
2-Core 94.7
46% 72.2 Pts
4-Core 135
8-Core 144
18% 139 Pts
64-Core 138
9% 138 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 56.2
1-Core 55.9
2-Core 99.7
43% 70.6 Pts
4-Core 132
8-Core 125
17% 128 Pts
64-Core 134
8% 134 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 57.5
1-Core 46.5
2-Core 74.4
38% 59.5 Pts
4-Core 117
8-Core 126
16% 122 Pts
64-Core 133
8% 133 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 45.6
1-Core 32.2
2-Core 79.8
32% 52.5 Pts
4-Core 100
8-Core 129
15% 115 Pts
64-Core 112
7% 112 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 13.7
1-Core 20.3
2-Core 27.7
12% 20.6 Pts
4-Core 92.1
8-Core 183
16% 138 Pts
64-Core 183
11% 183 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 58,740,559 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i3-6100U Builds (Compare 5,659 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP Notebook

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 30% - Poor Total price: $18

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-6100U Processor (3M Cache, 2.30 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ3'15
Processor Numberi3-6100U
# 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$281.00
Clock Speed2.3 GHz
Max TDP15 W
Product BriefLink

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 520
Graphics Base Frequency300 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory32 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-1866/2133, LPDDR3-1600/1866
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth34.1 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express Configurations1x4, 2x2, 1x2+2x1 and 4x1
Max # of PCI Express Lanes12

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
Flex Memory AccessYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
Small Business AdvantageYes
Smart Response TechYes
My WiFi TechYes

Package

Package Size42mm X 24mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography14 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1356

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

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Average

23 months ago.

This used to be my old computer CPU. It can handle basic tasks, but when you try to do ANYTHING related to gaming (or open more than 4 chrome tabs) it will get H O T, and it'll be super slow.


Good

3 years ago.

workhorse, great size, great battery, great wifi signal


Poor

5 months ago.

I use one so, I do love it's performance


Average

3 years ago.

Pretty good CPU


Excellent

3 years ago.

good


Average

23 months ago.

One of the least powerful for a laptop CPU. Even my 7 year old i7-4500u performs much better. Not at all good for moderate to demanding tasks.


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