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Front view of Intel Core i3 6100

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 6100

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Much higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.25 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 75% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,106 vs 1,377 Around 55% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 5% better turbo clock speed
Higher GPU clock speed 350 MHz vs 300 MHz More than 15% higher GPU clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.39 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 85% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better PassMark score 5,478 vs 3,846 More than 40% better PassMark score
Front view of Intel 7100U

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Much better performance per watt 10.87 pt/W vs 4.52 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt
Lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 41.44W 3.4x lower typical power consumption
Newer Jul, 2016 vs Jul, 2015 Release date a year later
Lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 12.29 $/year 3.4x lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 44.68 $/year 3.4x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 6100 vs 7100U

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 6100

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 6100

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i3 6100  vs
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 51W 15W
Annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 4.52 pt/W 10.87 pt/W
Typical power consumption 41.44W 12.19W


Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 4,000 MT/s


Core i3 6100  vs
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1


Overclocked clock speed 4.25 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.39 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.25 GHz 2.4 GHz

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 620
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB 32,768 MB
Intel Core i3 6100
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I wouldn't consider upgrading the CPU (if that's even possible). The speed bump will be minor, and the laptop is no longer worth much. The only upgrade I would consider is a solid state drive you haven't done so.
I have an older, but VERY dependable Lenovo thinkpad T410 which I've upgraded to Win 10 Pro, along with Office 2016. For a well built business laptop, although it's an older machine (2011), it has, and continues to outperform all previous, and other current laptops I have. I'm just not very savvy about CPU's, and am wondering if I should replace my Intel core i5-520M 2.40 GHz processor with either the Intel core i5-540M 2.53 GHz (about $50), or the Intel core i5 2520M 2.5 GHz (about $125). Does anyone have any thoughts on this? My ram is fine at 8Gb, and I'm curious if by upgrading my CPU will make a noticeable enough difference. Any feedback would be much appreciated!
Oh makes sense haha
they don't they just have a database of most cpu's and have a page made for just about every match-up, this whole website was basically made by a machine.
why would you compare these?
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