Intel Core i3-6100

Intel Core i3-6100 Benchmark

Intel Core i3-6100 Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 4 GHz 2 core Intel 6th Generation Core i3 LGA 1151 CPU rating. Is the Core i3-6100 good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

18 %
Average score from 6 samples
Medium uncertainty

Ranked 839th out of 1,335 in the CPU Database.

Overall Gaming Multitasking Heavy Workloads
18 % 36 % 14 % 13 %
Average Good Average Average

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1,948 887 2,205

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CPU Comparison

The Intel Core i3-6100 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

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Intel Core i3-7100
22 %
Intel Core i3-6100
18 %
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18 %
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
17 %
Intel Core i5-7200U
15 %


Clock Speed 3.7 GHz
Cores 2
Threads 4
L1 Cache 128 KiB
L2 Cache 512 KiB
L3 Cache 4 MiB
PCIe Revision 3
PCIe Lanes 16
Socket LGA 1151
Family 6th Generation Core i3
Memory Type DDR4-1866
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 64 GiB
Release Date 2015-08-01
Supports ECC Memory Yes
Has Unlocked Multiplier No
TDP 51 W

Intel Core i3-6100

The Core i3-6100 is a 2 core CPU from Intel released in 2015. This chip has an average overall score at 18% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a good processor for gaming, with a score of 36%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i3-6100 scores 14% and 13% respectively. Indeed, this is an average rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i3-6100 has 2 cores and 4 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 3.7 GHz. This CPU has a locked multiplier, so you are not able to overclock it beyond this frequency.

As for memory, the Core i3-6100 makes use of DDR4-1866 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 64 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is supported on this processor.

In terms of cache, the Core i3-6100 has 128 KiB of level 1 cache, 0 MiB of level 2 cache and 4 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 3. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs. It has a total of 16 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i3-6100 CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 51 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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