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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
More l3 cache 3 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 3 MB l3 cache is just OK
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,106 vs 1,387 More than 50% better PassMark (Single core) score
Lower typical power consumption 41.44W vs 52.81W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Better PassMark score 5,478 vs 2,281 Around 2.5x better PassMark score
Better performance per watt 4.51 pt/W vs 1.91 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jun, 2013 Release date over 2 years later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.25 GHz vs 3.9 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.39 GHz vs 3.9 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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 A6 6400B

Reasons to consider the
AMD A6 6400B

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Much higher GPU clock speed 800 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 2.2x higher GPU clock speed
Higher clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.7 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 65 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 6100 vs A6 6400B

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 6100
5,478
A6 6400B
2,281

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 6100
2,106
A6 6400B
1,387

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 6100  vs
A6 6400B 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
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

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 1.91 pt/W
Typical power consumption 41.44W 52.81W

details

Core i3 6100  vs
A6 6400B 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L3 cache 3 MB None
Manufacture process 14 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.25 GHz 3.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.39 GHz 3.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.25 GHz 3.9 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Radeon™ HD 8470D
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 800 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3L-1333
Intel Core i3 6100
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