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Intel Core i3 6100

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 6100

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Intel Core i3 6100

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 85% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 41.44W vs 89.38W 2.2x lower typical power consumption
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,106 vs 620 Around 3.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Aug, 2005 Release date over 10 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.25 GHz vs 2.91 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark score 5,478 vs 1,097 Around 5x better PassMark score
Significantly better performance per watt 4.51 pt/W vs 0.52 pt/W Around 8.8x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.39 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Much lower annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year vs 26.5 $/year 2.2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year vs 96.36 $/year 2.2x lower annual commercial energy cost
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Front view of AMD Opteron 170

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AMD Opteron 170

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Opteron 170 vs the Intel Core i3 6100.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 6100 vs Opteron 170

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 6100  vs
Opteron 170 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core i3 6100  vs
Opteron 170 
Threads 4 2
Manufacture process 14 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65°C 0 - 65°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.25 GHz 2.91 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.39 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.25 GHz 2.91 GHz

power consumption

TDP 51W 110W
Annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year 26.5 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year 96.36 $/year
Performance per watt 4.51 pt/W 0.52 pt/W
Typical power consumption 41.44W 89.38W
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