CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6100 vs 7860K among all CPUs


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


Are you paying a premium for performance?

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


CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

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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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 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,106 vs 1,581 Around 35% better PassMark (Single core) score
Lower typical power consumption 41.44W vs 52.81W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Slightly better performance per watt 4.51 pt/W vs 3.76 pt/W Around 20% better performance per watt
Lower annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD A10 7860K

Reasons to consider the
AMD A10 7860K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher GPU clock speed 757 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 2.2x higher GPU clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.95 pt/$ vs 1.96 pt/$ More than 50% better performance per dollar
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Higher Maximum operating temperature 71.3 °C vs 65 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 6100 vs A10 7860K

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 6100
A10 7860K

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 6100
A10 7860K

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i3 6100  vs
A10 7860K 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No Yes


Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0

power consumption

TDP 51W 65W
Annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 4.51 pt/W 3.76 pt/W
Typical power consumption 41.44W 52.81W


Core i3 6100  vs
A10 7860K 
Threads 4 4
L3 cache 3 MB None
Manufacture process 14 nm 28 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 65°C Unknown - 71.3°C


Overclocked clock speed 4.27 GHz 4.54 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.4 GHz 4.76 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.27 GHz 4.54 GHz

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Radeon™ R7
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 757 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Intel Core i3 6100
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This is ridiculous numbers on FEATURES for support instructions set to A10 7860k I start think have a tendencius to beneficious to intel processors here why in CPU-Z appear? SSE2 MMX+ SSE4 AVX SSE3 SSE SSE2 SSE3 FMA4 AES AMD-V SSE4.1 SSE4.2 X86-64 FMA3 XOP ITS A TENDENCIOUSOUS TEST HERE TO BENEFICIUS TO INTEL BELEIVE take a look https://hardforum.com/threads/a10-7860k-overclock-with-firestrike.1900984/
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