Intel Core i3-6100H vs AMD Athlon Silver 3050U

General info

Comparing Core i3-6100H and Athlon Silver 3050U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
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0.28
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i3
 
AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)
Architecture codename
Skylake
 
Zen+
Release date
1 September 2015
 
7 January 2020
Launch price (MSRP)
$225
 
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Price now
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$471

Technical specs

Core i3-6100H and Athlon Silver 3050U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i3-6100H and Athlon Silver 3050U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
2
Base frequency
2.7 GHz
 
2.3 GHz
Maximum frequency
2.7 GHz
 
3.2 GHz
L1 cache
128 KB
 
192 KB
L2 cache
512 KB
 
1 MB
L3 cache
3 MB
 
4 MB
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
99 mm2
 
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Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
95 °C
Transistor count
no data
 
4500 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i3-6100H and Athlon Silver 3050U compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
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Socket
FCBGA1440
 
FP5
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i3-6100H and Athlon Silver 3050U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
XFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
AES-NI
+
 
+
FMA
-
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
-
 
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Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
no data
My WiFi
+
 
no data
Turbo Boost
-
 
no data
Hyper-Threading
+
 
no data
Idle States
+
 
no data
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
no data
Smart Response
+
 
no data

Security technologies

Core i3-6100H and Athlon Silver 3050U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
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EDB
+
 
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Secure Key
+
 
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MPX
+
 
-
Identity Protection
+
 
-
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
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OS Guard
+
 
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Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i3-6100H and Athlon Silver 3050U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
+
 
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VT-x
+
 
no data
EPT
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Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i3-6100H and Athlon Silver 3050U.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
 
DDR4-2400
Maximum memory size
64 GB
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
34.1 GB/s
 
38.397 GB/s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i3-6100H and Athlon Silver 3050U.
Max video memory
64 GB
 
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Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video
+
 
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Clear Video HD
+
 
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Graphics max frequency
900 MHz
 
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InTru 3D
+
 
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Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i3-6100H and Athlon Silver 3050U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
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eDP
+
 
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DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
DVI
+
 
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Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i3-6100H and Athlon Silver 3050U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 
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Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@24Hz
 
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Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
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Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 
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Max resolution over VGA
N/A
 
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Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i3-6100H and Athlon Silver 3050U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
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OpenGL
4.5
 
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Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i3-6100H and Athlon Silver 3050U.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
12

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i3-6100H and Athlon Silver 3050U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i3-6100H 3.60
Athlon Silver 3050U 3.60

Passmark

i3-6100H 3191
Athlon Silver 3050U 3198 +0.2%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i3-6100H and Athlon Silver 3050U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i3-6100H

More powerful video core
HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

Advantages of AMD Athlon Silver 3050U

Much newer (7 January 2020 vs 1 September 2015)
Higher maximum frequency (3200 vs 2700 MHz)
Less power hungry (15 vs 35 watts)
FMA4
ECCMemory

So, Core i3-6100H or Athlon Silver 3050U?

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