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Front view of Intel Core i3 6300

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 6300

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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 3.8 GHz vs 3.33 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Lower typical power consumption 41.44W vs 59.31W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jul, 2010 Release date over 5 years later
Better PassMark score 5,827 vs 2,961 More than 95% better PassMark score
Better performance per watt 3.82 pt/W vs 2.17 pt/W More than 75% better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.37 GHz vs 4.03 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.62 GHz vs 3.33 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year vs 17.59 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year vs 63.95 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i3 560

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Much higher GPU clock speed 733 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 2x higher GPU clock speed
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.6 °C vs 65 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 6300 vs 560

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 6300
168.2 MB/s
Core i3 560
141,400 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 6300  vs
560 
Clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.33 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 73W
Annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year 17.59 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year 63.95 $/year
Performance per watt 3.82 pt/W 2.17 pt/W
Typical power consumption 41.44W 59.31W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 2,500 MT/s

details

Core i3 6300  vs
560 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L3 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65°C Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.37 GHz 4.03 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.62 GHz 3.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.37 GHz 4.03 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 733 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3L-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB 16,773.12 MB
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