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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 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 1.84 pt/$ vs 1.35 pt/$ More than 35% better performance per dollar
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Lower typical power consumption 41.44W vs 52.81W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,106 vs 1,657 More than 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 4 years later
Better performance per watt 4.51 pt/W vs 2.63 pt/W More than 70% better performance per watt
Better PassMark score 5,478 vs 3,817 Around 45% better PassMark score
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 Intel Core i3 2102

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Intel Core i3 2102

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Much higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 2.5x higher GPU clock speed
Better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Higher Maximum operating temperature 69.1 °C vs 65 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 6100 vs 2102

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i3 6100  vs
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.1 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB 32,768 MB


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 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65°C Unknown - 69.1°C

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 1,100 MHz

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 2.63 pt/W
Typical power consumption 41.44W 52.81W


Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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