Intel Core i3-6100 vs AMD A10-7850K

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i3-6100 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD A10-7850K
Intel Core i3-6100 AMD A10-7850K

CPU comparison

Intel Core i3-6100 or AMD A10-7850K - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Core i3-6100 has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.70 GHz. Up to 64 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i3-6100 was released in Q3/2015.

The AMD A10-7850K has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.00 GHz. The CPU supports up to GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD A10-7850K was released in Q1/2014.
Intel Core i3 (205) Family AMD A (112)
Intel Core i 6000 (24) CPU group AMD A10-7000 (7)
6 Generation 4
Skylake S Architecture Kaveri (Steamroller)
Desktop / Server Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
Intel Core i3-7100 Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i3-6100 has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i3-6100 is 3.70 GHz while the AMD A10-7850K has 4 CPU cores and 4 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the AMD A10-7850K is at 3.70 GHz (4.00 GHz).

Intel Core i3-6100 Characteristic AMD A10-7850K
2 Cores 4
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? Yes
3.70 GHz Frequency 3.70 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.00 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.00 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Intel Core i3-6100 Characteristic AMD A10-7850K
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Intel Core i3-6100 or AMD A10-7850K has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

Intel HD Graphics 530 GPU AMD Radeon R7 - 512 (Kaveri)
0.35 GHz GPU frequency 0.72 GHz
1.15 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
9 GPU Generation 6
14 nm Technology 28 nm
3 Max. displays 2
24 Compute units 8
192 Shader 512
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
32 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
12 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Intel HD Graphics 530 GPU AMD Radeon R7 - 512 (Kaveri)
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode
Decode Codec VP9 No
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i3-6100 can use up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 34.1 GB/s. The AMD A10-7850K supports up to GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 34.2 GB/s.

Intel Core i3-6100 Characteristic AMD A10-7850K
DDR4-2133, DDR3-1600 Memory DDR3-2133
64 GB Max. Memory
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
34.1 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 34.2 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
3.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 16
15.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Core i3-6100 is 51 W, while the AMD A10-7850K has a TDP of 95 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Core i3-6100 Characteristic AMD A10-7850K
51 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 95 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Core i3-6100 is manufactured in 14 nm and has 3.00 MB cache. The AMD A10-7850K is manufactured in 28 nm and has a 4.00 MB cache.

Intel Core i3-6100 Characteristic AMD A10-7850K
14 nm Technology 28 nm
Monolithic Chip design Unknown
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4
LGA 1151 Socket FM2+
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems
Q3/2015 Release date Q1/2014
117 $ Release price 125 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i3-6100 (100%)
AMD A10-7850K (49%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i3-6100 (98%)
AMD A10-7850K (77%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 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 i3-6100 Intel Core i3-6100
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
901 (100%)
AMD A10-7850K AMD A10-7850K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
506 (56%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 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 i3-6100 Intel Core i3-6100
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
2064 (100%)
AMD A10-7850K AMD A10-7850K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
1541 (75%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Core i3-6100 Intel Core i3-6100
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
442 (63%)
AMD A10-7850K AMD A10-7850K
AMD Radeon R7 - 512 (Kaveri) @ 0.72 GHz
702 (100%)

Estimated results for 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 i3-6100 Intel Core i3-6100
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
4148 (91%)
AMD A10-7850K AMD A10-7850K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
4568 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i3-6100 Intel Core i3-6100
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
1045 (100%)
AMD A10-7850K AMD A10-7850K
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
729 (70%)

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 i3-6100 Intel Core i3-6100
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
152 (100%)
AMD A10-7850K AMD A10-7850K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
64 (42%)

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 i3-6100 Intel Core i3-6100
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
392 (100%)
AMD A10-7850K AMD A10-7850K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
244 (62%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i3-6100 Intel Core i3-6100
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
1208 (100%)
AMD A10-7850K AMD A10-7850K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i3-6100 Intel Core i3-6100
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
2355 (100%)
AMD A10-7850K AMD A10-7850K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 i3-6100 Intel Core i3-6100
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
368 (100%)
AMD A10-7850K AMD A10-7850K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 i3-6100 Intel Core i3-6100
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
916 (100%)
AMD A10-7850K AMD A10-7850K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
Intel Core i3-6100 Intel Core i3-6100
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
947.2 (100%)
AMD A10-7850K AMD A10-7850K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i3-6100 Intel Core i3-6100
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
357 (100%)
AMD A10-7850K AMD A10-7850K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i3-6100 AMD A10-7850K
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