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Intel Core i3 6100U

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 6100U

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Higher clock speed 2.3 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,807 vs 2,869 Around 70% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 10% better turbo clock speed
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,332 vs 906 More than 45% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better performance per watt 7.99 pt/W vs 5.17 pt/W Around 55% better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.31 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Significantly better performance per dollar 0.72 pt/$ vs 0.43 pt/$ Around 70% better performance per dollar
Newer Oct, 2015 vs Jul, 2015 Release date 3 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 6100U vs 3855U

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

3855U
2,869

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

3855U
1,758

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 6100U
3,170 MB/s
3855U
2,220 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

3855U
1,715

PassMark (Single Core)

3855U
906

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 6100U  vs
3855U 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

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 15W 15W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 7.99 pt/W 5.17 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 12.19W

bus

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

details

Core i3 6100U  vs
3855U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L3 cache 3 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.31 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.31 GHz 1.6 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 520 Intel® HD Graphics 510
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 900 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3L-1600
LPDDR3-1600
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 29,866.66 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
Intel Core i3 6100U
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