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Front view of Intel Core i3 6100T

Intel Core i3 6100T

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Front view of Intel Core i5 4590T

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Much better performance per dollar 4.21 pt/$ vs 1.48 pt/$ More than 2.8x better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 23.11 pt/W vs 4.96 pt/W Around 4.8x better performance per watt
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 950 MHz More than 20% better turbo clock speed
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
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
Front view of Intel Core i3 6100T

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 60% 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
Slightly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,825 vs 1,689 Around 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Feb, 2014 Release date over 1 years later

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

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 4590T
3,340,000 MB/s
Core i3 6100T
3,910 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i5 4590T  vs
i3 6100T 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3.2 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
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 65,536 MB


Core i5 4590T  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 - 66.35°C Unknown - 66°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 1,150 MHz 950 MHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 23.11 pt/W 4.96 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W


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