Intel Core i3-6157U

Intel Core i3-6157U Benchmark

Intel Core i3-6157U Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 2 GHz 2 core Intel 6th Generation Core i3 BGA 1356 CPU rating. Is the Core i3-6157U good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

19 %
Average score from 1 sample
High uncertainty

Ranked 825th out of 1,337 in the CPU Database.

Overall Gaming Multitasking Heavy Workloads
19 % 32 % 15 % 15 %
Average Good Average Average

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CPU Comparison

The Intel Core i3-6157U compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

Intel Core i7-870
23 %
Intel Xeon W3580
20 %
Intel Core i3-6157U
19 %
AMD FX-6100
18 %
Intel Celeron N5100
18 %
Intel Core i7-920
18 %
Intel Core i3-7100U
11 %


Clock Speed 2.4 GHz
Cores 2
Threads 4
PCIe Revision 3
PCIe Lanes 12
Socket BGA 1356
Family 6th Generation Core i3
Memory Type DDR4-2133
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 32 GiB
Release Date 2016-08-01
Supports ECC Memory No
TDP 28 W

Intel Core i3-6157U

The Core i3-6157U is a 2 core CPU from Intel released in 2016. This chip has an average overall score at 19% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a good processor for gaming, with a score of 32%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i3-6157U scores 15% and 15% respectively. Indeed, this is an average rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i3-6157U 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 2.4 GHz.

As for memory, the Core i3-6157U makes use of DDR4-2133 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 32 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 not supported on this processor.

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 12 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i3-6157U CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 28 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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