CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6100U vs 3510MX among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 6100U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 6100U  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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Intel Core i3 6100U

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Front view of Intel Core i3 6100U

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 6100U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 6100U

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 39.3 vs 17.7 Around 2.2x better 3DMark06 CPU score
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 2.3 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Significantly lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 36.56W 3x lower typical power consumption
Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 6x more l3 cache per core
Much better performance per watt 7.99 pt/W vs 2.7 pt/W Around 3x better performance per watt
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,332 vs 692 More than 90% better PassMark (Single core) score
Slightly more l3 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jun, 2011 Release date over 4 years later
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,807 vs 3,577 Around 35% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 10.84 $/year 3x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 39.42 $/year 3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score 33.4 mHash/s vs 26.34 mHash/s More than 25% better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Higher GPU clock speed 444 MHz vs 300 MHz Around 50% higher GPU clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.65 GHz vs 2.31 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 6100U vs A8 3510MX

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 6100U
26.34 mHash/s
A8 3510MX
33.4 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i3 6100U
21.13 mPixels/s
A8 3510MX
2.2 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 6100U
-1 fps
A8 3510MX
0.28 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 3510MX
3,577

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 3510MX
1,074

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 6100U
3,170 MB/s
A8 3510MX
90,200 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A8 3510MX
2,389

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 6100U  vs
A8 3510MX 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 15W 45W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 7.99 pt/W 2.7 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 36.56W

details

Core i3 6100U  vs
A8 3510MX 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.31 GHz 2.65 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.31 GHz 2.65 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 520 Radeon™ HD 6620G
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 444 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1600
Intel Core i3 6100U
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