Intel Core i3-6100 vs. Intel Core i5-2500k

Intel Core i3-6100Intel Core i5-2500k
3.70 GHzFrequency3.30 GHz
Turbo (1 Core)3.70 GHz
Turbo (All Cores)3.70 GHz
2Cores4
YesHyperthreadingNo
NoOverclocking ?Yes
3 MBCache6 MB
Intel HD Graphics 530GPUIntel HD Graphics 3000
0.35 GHzGPU frequency0.85 GHz
1.15 GHzGPU (Turbo)1.10 GHz
9GPU Generation6
12.0DirectX Version10.1
3Max. displays3
24Execution units
Decode/EncodeCodec h264No
Decode/EncodeCodec JPEGNo
Decode/EncodeCodec h265 8bitNo
NoCodec h265 10bitNo
Decode/EncodeCodec VP8No
DecodeCodec VP9No
DecodeCodec VC-1No
Decode/EncodeCodec AVCNo
SkylakeArchitectureSandy Bridge
DDR3-1600, DDR4-2133MemoryDDR3-1333
2Memory channels2
YesECCNo
3.0PCIe version
16PCIe lanes
14nmTechnology32nm
LGA 1151SocketLGA 1155
51WTDP95W
YesAES-NIYes
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-dVirtualizationVT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Q3/2015Release dateQ1/2011
Market priceca. 165 $


Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i3-6100Intel Core i3-6100
2x 3.70 GHz HT
368 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
262 (71%)



Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i3-6100Intel Core i3-6100
2x 3.70 GHz HT
916 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
894 (98%)



Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i3-6100Intel Core i3-6100
2x 3.70 GHz HT
152 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
127 (84%)



Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i3-6100Intel Core i3-6100
2x 3.70 GHz HT
392 (85%)
Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
461 (100%)



Passmark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Intel Core i3-6100Intel Core i3-6100
2x 3.70 GHz HT
5512 (86%)
Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
6405 (100%)



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i3-6100Intel Core i3-6100
2x 3.70 GHz HT
3774 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
3158 (84%)



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i3-6100Intel Core i3-6100
2x 3.70 GHz HT
8011 (80%)
Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
9970 (100%)



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i3-6100Intel Core i3-6100
2x 3.70 GHz HT
1.89 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
1.54 (81%)



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i3-6100Intel Core i3-6100
2x 3.70 GHz HT
4.81 (89%)
Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
5.42 (100%)



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

Intel Core i3-6100Intel Core i3-6100
2x 3.70 GHz HT
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
22.4 (100%)



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