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Front view of Intel Core i3 6100U

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel N3160

Reasons to consider the
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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Lower typical power consumption 4.88W vs 12.19W 2.5x lower typical power consumption
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Jul, 2015 Release date 6 months later
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
Front view of Intel Core i3 6100U

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Higher clock speed 2.3 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,332 vs 497 Around 2.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,807 vs 2,964 More than 60% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.31 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Slightly better performance per watt 10.02 pt/W vs 9.32 pt/W Around 10% better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of N3160 vs Core i3 6100U

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

N3160
2,964

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

N3160
898

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

N3160
364.4 MB/s
Core i3 6100U
3,170 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

N3160
1,707

PassMark (Single Core)

N3160
497

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

N3160  vs
Core i3 6100U 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 2.3 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
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes 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 9.32 pt/W 10.02 pt/W
Typical power consumption 4.88W 12.19W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1

details

N3160  vs
Core i3 6100U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.6 GHz 2.31 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.6 GHz 2.31 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 400 Intel® HD Graphics 520
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 320 MHz 300 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3L-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
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