CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2400 vs 6100 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

8.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 6100 

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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 2400

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 2400

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Much better performance per dollar 6.86 pt/$ vs 2.07 pt/$ More than 3.2x better performance per dollar
Much higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 2.5x higher GPU clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly better performance per watt 8.15 pt/W vs 4.52 pt/W More than 80% better performance per watt
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.6 °C vs 65 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Front view of Intel Core i3 6100

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Intel Core i3 6100

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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 3.7 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Significantly lower typical power consumption 41.44W vs 93.6W 2.3x lower typical power consumption
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 4 years later
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,106 vs 1,742 More than 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.27 GHz vs 3.53 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year vs 100.92 $/year 2.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year vs 27.75 $/year 2.3x lower annual home energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.43 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2400 vs i3 6100

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2400  vs
i3 6100 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes 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 95W 51W
Annual home energy cost 27.75 $/year 12.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 100.92 $/year 44.68 $/year
Performance per watt 8.15 pt/W 4.52 pt/W
Typical power consumption 93.6W 41.44W

bus

Architecture DMI FSB
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 8,000 MT/s

details

Core i5 2400  vs
i3 6100 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L3 cache 6 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 65°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.53 GHz 4.27 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 4.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.53 GHz 4.27 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000 Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 850 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 65,536 MB
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