Intel Core i3 6100 

Released July, 2015
  • 3.7 GHz
  • Dual core

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i3 6100

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Core i3 6100
Core i5 6400

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 6100
Core i5 6400

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Clock speed 3.7 GHz
Cores Dual core
Is unlocked No


Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing No
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. AES
  3. SSE
  4. SSE2
  5. SSE4.1
  6. SSE3
  7. Supplemental SSE3
  8. SSE4.2
  9. AVX 2.0
  10. AVX
  11. SSE4
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

Annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year
Performance per watt 4.51 pt/W
Typical power consumption 41.44W


Architecture FSB
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s


Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L3 cache 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm
Max CPUs 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65°C


Overclocked clock speed 4.25 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.39 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.25 GHz

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB
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The PSUs from EVGA that are more likely to be used in a budget build aren't that good, only the expensive ones are recommendable. Better get a Seasonic.
This is actually a pretty awesome CPU if you're building a gaming PC on a budget. With hyper-threading, it can simulate 4 cores for games that demand four and with spectacular results. Especially when it's paired with DDR4 3000 ram. It's incredible. If you wanna build a budget gaming PC, I would recommend this processor if you need to cut corners. Example: i3-6100, budget and well-reviewed z170a motherboard, 8-16 GB DDR4 3000 RAM (pair of two sticks), and AMD 470/480 video card. A 450-600 watt PSU would be able to handle pretty much any single video card setup as long as it's a good brand lol. (EVGA, Corsair, Seasonic) This would allow you to upgrade to a better quad-core CPU in the future if you went this route and the setup with future upgrades would last you for quite a while without the need to get a whole new computer.
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