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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

Reasons to consider the
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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 39.3 vs 33.2 Around 20% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 22.75W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 7.99 pt/W vs 5.46 pt/W More than 45% better performance per watt
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jan, 2015 Release date 6 months later
Lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 6.75 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 24.53 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.5 GHz vs 2.31 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Slightly better performance per dollar 0.48 pt/$ vs 0.43 pt/$ Around 15% better performance per dollar
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 6100U vs 5157U

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 6100U  vs
5157U 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.5 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 28W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 6.75 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 24.53 $/year
Performance per watt 7.99 pt/W 5.46 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 22.75W

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
5157U 
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 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.31 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.31 GHz 2.5 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 520 Intel® Iris™ Graphics 6100
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3L-1600
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 29,866.66 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 16,384 MB
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