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Front view of Intel Core i3 6100

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 6100

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Higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per dollar 1.84 pt/$ vs 1.31 pt/$ More than 40% better performance per dollar
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.25 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,106 vs 1,626 Around 30% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 5,478 vs 3,021 More than 80% better PassMark score
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Apr, 2013 Release date over 2 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.39 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i3 3250T

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Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 85% higher GPU clock speed
Lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 41.44W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 12.29 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 44.68 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 6100 vs 3250T

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 6100  vs
3250T 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 3 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 35W
Annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 4.51 pt/W 4.37 pt/W
Typical power consumption 41.44W 28.44W

bus

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

details

Core i3 6100  vs
3250T 
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 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65°C Unknown - 65°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.25 GHz 3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.39 GHz 3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.25 GHz 3 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3
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
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