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Front view of Intel Core i5 4590

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Much better performance per dollar 4.34 pt/$ vs 1.48 pt/$ Around 3x better performance per dollar
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 950 MHz More than 20% better turbo clock speed
Significantly better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 1.42 fps vs 1.11 fps More than 25% better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
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 10.33 pt/W vs 4.96 pt/W More than 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 PassMark score 7,229 vs 4,837 Around 50% better PassMark score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,113 vs 1,825 More than 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.72 °C vs 66 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of Intel Core i3 6100T

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Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 68.25W 2.4x lower typical power consumption
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 20.24 $/year 2.4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 73.58 $/year 2.4x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jul, 2015 vs May, 2014 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4590 vs i3 6100T

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4590
7.1 mHash/s
Core i3 6100T
24.26 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 4590
11.55 mPixels/s
Core i3 6100T
19.08 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4590
1.42 fps
Core i3 6100T
1.11 fps

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 i5 4590
4,650,000 MB/s
Core i3 6100T
3,910 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4590  vs
i3 6100T 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.2 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 65,536 MB

details

Core i5 4590  vs
i3 6100T 
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 - 66°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
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 1,150 MHz 950 MHz

power consumption

TDP 84W 35W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 10.33 pt/W 4.96 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 28.44W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 FSB
Number of links 0 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 8,000 MT/s
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