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Front view of Intel J3160

Reasons to consider the
Intel J3160

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Significantly better performance per watt 9.06 pt/W vs 5.17 pt/W More than 75% better performance per watt
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.24 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower typical power consumption 4.88W vs 12.19W 2.5x lower typical power consumption
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.24 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual commercial energy cost 5.26 $/year vs 13.14 $/year 2.5x lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 1.45 $/year vs 3.61 $/year 2.5x lower annual home energy cost
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Oct, 2015 Release date 3 months later
Front view of Intel 3855U

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Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Significantly better turbo clock speed 900 MHz vs 700 MHz Around 30% better turbo clock speed
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 1,758 vs 832.5 More than 2x better geekbench 3 single core score

Benchmarks Real world tests of J3160 vs 3855U

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

J3160
2,587
3855U
2,869

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

J3160
832.5
3855U
1,758

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

J3160
346.5 MB/s
3855U
2,220 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

J3160
1,832
3855U
1,715

PassMark (Single Core)

J3160
529
3855U
906

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

J3160  vs
3855U 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No Yes

power consumption

TDP 6W 15W
Annual home energy cost 1.45 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 5.26 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 9.06 pt/W 5.17 pt/W
Typical power consumption 4.88W 12.19W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1

details

J3160  vs
3855U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.24 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.24 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.24 GHz 1.6 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 400 Intel® HD Graphics 510
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 320 MHz 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed 700 MHz 900 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3L-1600
LPDDR3-1600
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,192 MB 32,768 MB
Intel J3160
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