Intel Core i3-6300

Intel Core i3-6300 Benchmark

Intel Core i3-6300 Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 4 GHz 2 core Intel 6th Generation Core i3 LGA 1151 CPU rating. Is the Core i3-6300 good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

30 %
Good score from 1 sample
High uncertainty

Ranked 593rd out of 1,337 in the CPU Database.

Overall Gaming Multitasking Heavy Workloads
30 % 51 % 24 % 24 %
Good Very Good Average Average

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CPU Comparison

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Clock Speed 3.8 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 i3-6300

The Core i3-6300 is a 2 core CPU from Intel released in 2015. This chip has a good overall score at 30% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 51%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i3-6300 scores 24% and 24% respectively. Indeed, this is an average rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i3-6300 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 3.8 GHz. This CPU has a locked multiplier, so you are not able to overclock it beyond this frequency.

As for memory, the Core i3-6300 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 i3-6300 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 i3-6300 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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