Intel Core i3-6100: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Core i3-6100
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Year of release 2015
Performance 3.92

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i3-6100 sales 1 September 2015 at a recommended price of $117. This is Skylake architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.7 and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1151 processor with a TDP of 51 Watt and a maximum temperature of 65 °C. It supports DDR4 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

3.92%

of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX.

General info

Of Core i3-6100 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1245
Value for money5.14
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesIntel Core i3
Architecture codenameSkylake (2015−2016)
Release date1 September 2015 (6 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$117of 305 (Core i7-870)
Price now$135 (1.2x MSRP)of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)
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Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)
Threads4
Base clock speed3.7 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.7 GHzof 5.5 (Core i9-12900KS)
Bus support4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache64K (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache256K (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache3 MB (shared)of 32768 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography14 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size150 mm2
Maximum core temperature65 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)65 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
Number of transistors1,400 millionof 57000 (Apple M1 Max)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-

Compatibility

Information on Core i3-6100 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketFCLGA1151
Thermal design power (TDP)51 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i3-6100. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI+
AVX+
vPro-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology-
Hyper-Threading Technology+
TSX-
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
SIPP-

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT-
EDB+
Secure Key+
MPX+
Identity Protection+
SGXYes with Intel® ME
OS Guard+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-d+
VT-x+
EPT+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i3-6100's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4of 4800 (Ryzen 9 6980HX)
Maximum memory size64 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth34.1 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i3-6100.

Integrated graphics cardIntel HD Graphics 530
Max video memory64 GB
Quick Sync Video+
Clear Video+
Clear Video HD+
Graphics max frequency1.05 GHz
InTru 3D+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i3-6100's integrated GPU.

Number of displays supported3
eDP+
DisplayPort+
HDMI+
DVI+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i3-6100's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.44096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over VGAN/A

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i3-6100's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX12
OpenGL4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0
PCI Express lanes16of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i3-6100. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i3-6100 3.92
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Physics
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

i3-6100 4270

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

i3-6100 6220

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

i3-6100 892

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

i3-6100 1959

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i3-6100. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 24 Mh/s  

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i3-6100 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i3-6100 from AMD is FX-6130, which is faster by 2% and higher by 14 positions in our rating.

AMD FX-6130 FX 6130
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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i3-6100:

AMD FX-6330 104.34
AMD FX-6130 102.04
Intel Core i3-6100 100
AMD FX-6300 96.94

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