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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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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 1.33 pt/$ Around 40% better performance per dollar
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,106 vs 1,582 Around 35% better PassMark (Single core) score
Lower typical power consumption 41.44W vs 52.81W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.25 GHz vs 3.29 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 4 years later
Better PassMark score 5,478 vs 3,727 More than 45% better PassMark score
Better performance per watt 4.51 pt/W vs 2.73 pt/W More than 65% better performance per watt
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.39 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 40% 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
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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 2105

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 6100  vs
2105 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
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 2.73 pt/W
Typical power consumption 41.44W 52.81W

bus

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

details

Core i3 6100  vs
2105 
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

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.25 GHz 3.29 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.39 GHz 3.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.25 GHz 3.29 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3L-1333
DDR3
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
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