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Front view of Intel Pentium J2900

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Intel Pentium J2900

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Much higher GPU clock speed 688 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 95% higher GPU clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 8.13W vs 41.44W 5.1x lower typical power consumption
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better performance per watt 6.24 pt/W vs 4.51 pt/W Around 40% better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 2.41 $/year vs 12.29 $/year 5.1x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 8.76 $/year vs 44.68 $/year 5.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i3 6100

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Intel Core i3 6100

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Much higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.41 GHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 1.84 pt/$ vs 0.66 pt/$ More than 2.8x better performance per dollar
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,106 vs 590 More than 3.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 896 MHz More than 15% better turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.25 GHz vs 2.67 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Better PassMark score 5,478 vs 1,980 More than 2.8x better PassMark score
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Oct, 2013 Release date over 1 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.39 GHz vs 2.66 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium J2900 vs Core i3 6100

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium J2900  vs
Core i3 6100 
Clock speed 2.41 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 688 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 896 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,192 MB 65,536 MB

details

Pentium J2900  vs
Core i3 6100 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.67 GHz 4.25 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.66 GHz 4.39 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.67 GHz 4.25 GHz

power consumption

TDP 10W 51W
Annual home energy cost 2.41 $/year 12.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 8.76 $/year 44.68 $/year
Performance per watt 6.24 pt/W 4.51 pt/W
Typical power consumption 8.13W 41.44W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
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