CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6100 vs 6790B among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 6100 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 6100  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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Front view of Intel Core i3 6100

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 6100

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 6100

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 41.44W vs 81.25W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,106 vs 1,476 Around 45% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much lower annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year vs 24.09 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year vs 87.6 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Oct, 2013 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of AMD A10 6790B

Reasons to consider the
AMD A10 6790B

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Much better performance per dollar 4.19 pt/$ vs 1.84 pt/$ More than 2.2x better performance per dollar
Much higher GPU clock speed 844 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 2.5x higher GPU clock speed
Higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.7 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 65 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better performance per watt 5.45 pt/W vs 4.51 pt/W More than 20% better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 6100 vs A10 6790B

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 6100
5,478
A10 6790B
4,675

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 6100
2,106
A10 6790B
1,476

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 6100  vs
A10 6790B 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 12,800 MB/s

details

Core i3 6100  vs
A10 6790B 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
Manufacture process 14 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65°C Unknown - 74°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Radeon HD 8670D
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 844 MHz

power consumption

TDP 51W 100W
Annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 4.51 pt/W 5.45 pt/W
Typical power consumption 41.44W 81.25W
Intel Core i3 6100
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