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Front view of Intel Core i5 4460

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Much better performance per dollar 4.26 pt/$ vs 1.84 pt/$ More than 2.2x better performance per dollar
More l3 cache 6 MB vs 3 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per watt 9.64 pt/W vs 4.51 pt/W Around 2.2x better performance per watt
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
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
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.72 °C vs 65 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better PassMark score 6,664 vs 5,478 More than 20% better PassMark score
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Higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 15% 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 lower typical power consumption 41.44W vs 68.25W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,106 vs 1,946 Around 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Jul, 2015 vs May, 2014 Release date over 1 years later
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year vs 20.24 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year vs 73.58 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4460 vs i3 6100

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i5 4460  vs
i3 6100 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s


Core i5 4460  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 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C Unknown - 65°C

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,050 MHz

power consumption

TDP 84W 51W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 12.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 44.68 $/year
Performance per watt 9.64 pt/W 4.51 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 41.44W
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