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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

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 6100

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Significantly lower typical power consumption 41.44W vs 101.56W 2.5x lower typical power consumption
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,106 vs 1,770 Around 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better performance per watt 4.51 pt/W vs 3.09 pt/W More than 45% better performance per watt
Higher Maximum operating temperature 65 °C vs 61 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year vs 109.5 $/year 2.5x lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year vs 30.11 $/year 2.5x lower annual home energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.27 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.43 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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AMD Phenom X4 9700

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More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 6100 vs Phenom X4 9700

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 6100  vs
Phenom X4 9700 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
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
Phenom X4 9700 
Threads 4 4
L3 cache 3 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65°C Unknown - 61°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.27 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.43 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.27 GHz 3.5 GHz

power consumption

TDP 51W 125W
Annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 4.51 pt/W 3.09 pt/W
Typical power consumption 41.44W 101.56W
Intel Core i3 6100
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