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Front view of Intel Core i3 6100

Intel Core i3 6100

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 870

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More l3 cache 8 MB vs 3 MB Around 2.8x 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
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.7 °C vs 65 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of Intel Core i3 6100

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.93 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 41.44W vs 121W 2.9x lower typical power consumption
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better performance per dollar 1.84 pt/$ vs 0.66 pt/$ More than 2.8x better performance per dollar
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,106 vs 1,300 More than 60% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jul, 2009 Release date over 6 years later
Significantly better performance per watt 4.51 pt/W vs 1.11 pt/W More than 4x better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year vs 42.57 $/year 3.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year vs 120.89 $/year 2.7x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 870 vs i3 6100

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 870  vs
i3 6100 
Clock speed 2.93 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 42.57 $/year 12.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 120.89 $/year 44.68 $/year
Performance per watt 1.11 pt/W 4.51 pt/W
Typical power consumption 121W 41.44W

bus

Architecture DMI FSB
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s 8,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 870  vs
i3 6100 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L3 cache 8 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.7°C Unknown - 65°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.1 GHz 4.25 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.28 GHz 4.39 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.1 GHz 4.25 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 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 16,384 MB 65,536 MB
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