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Intel Core i3 6100U

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Higher clock speed 2.3 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 30% 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
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,332 vs 521 More than 2.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per watt 7.99 pt/W vs 3.13 pt/W More than 2.5x better performance per watt
Higher GPU clock speed 300 MHz vs 200 MHz 50% higher GPU clock speed
Better PassMark score 3,873 vs 870 Around 4.5x better PassMark score
Significantly better performance per dollar 0.43 pt/$ vs 0.17 pt/$ More than 2.5x better performance per dollar
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.31 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jul, 2013 Release date over 2 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 4100U vs the 6100U.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 6100U vs 4100U

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 6100U  vs
4100U 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 1.8 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 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 3.13 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 12.19W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 4,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i3 6100U  vs
4100U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
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

overclocking

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

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 520 Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 200 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 29,866.66 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 16,384 MB
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