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Intel Core i3 6100

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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
Lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 41.44W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
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
Better performance per watt 5.82 pt/W vs 4.51 pt/W Around 30% better performance per watt
Lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 12.29 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 44.68 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Significantly higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 50% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 1.84 pt/$ vs 1.06 pt/$ Around 75% better performance per dollar
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,106 vs 1,705 Around 25% better PassMark (Single core) score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 6500T vs i3 6100

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i5 6500T  vs
i3 6100 
Clock speed 2.5 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
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB 65,536 MB


Core i5 6500T  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 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 66°C Unknown - 65°C

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 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 35W 51W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 12.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 44.68 $/year
Performance per watt 5.82 pt/W 4.51 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 41.44W


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