Intel Core i3-6100T vs Intel Core i5-4590T

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Intel Core i3-6100T CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-4590T
Intel Core i3-6100T Intel Core i5-4590T

CPU comparison

Intel Core i3-6100T or Intel Core i5-4590T - 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 i3-6100T has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.20 GHz. Up to 64 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i3-6100T was released in Q3/2015.

The Intel Core i5-4590T has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.00 GHz. The CPU supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-4590T was released in Q2/2014.
Intel Core i3 (205) Family Intel Core i5 (331)
Intel Core i 6000 (24) CPU group Intel Core i 4000 (64)
6 Generation 4
Skylake S Architecture Haswell S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
Intel Core i3-7100T Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i3-6100T is a 2 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.20 GHz. The Intel Core i5-4590T has 4 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 2.00 GHz (3.00 GHz).

Intel Core i3-6100T Characteristic Intel Core i5-4590T
2 Cores 4
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
3.20 GHz Frequency 2.00 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.00 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 2.50 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 i3-6100T Characteristic Intel Core i5-4590T
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

Intel HD Graphics 530 GPU Intel HD Graphics 4600
0.35 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
0.95 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.10 GHz
9 GPU Generation 7.5
14 nm Technology 22 nm
3 Max. displays 3
24 Compute units 20
192 Shader 160
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
32 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
12 DirectX Version 11.1

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 Intel HD Graphics 4600
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP9 No
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i3-6100T supports a maximum of 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-4590T can connect up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Core i3-6100T Characteristic Intel Core i5-4590T
DDR4-2133, DDR3-1600 Memory DDR3-1600
64 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
34.1 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 25.6 GB/s
Yes ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
3.00 MB L3 Cache 6.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 16
15.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Core i3-6100T has a TDP of 35 W, that of the Intel Core i5-4590T is 35 W.

Intel Core i3-6100T Characteristic Intel Core i5-4590T
35 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 35 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Core i3-6100T has a 3.00 MB cache, while the Intel Core i5-4590T cache has a total of 6.00 MB.

Intel Core i3-6100T Characteristic Intel Core i5-4590T
14 nm Technology 22 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
LGA 1151 Socket LGA 1150
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q3/2015 Release date Q2/2014
117 $ Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i3-6100T (100%)
Intel Core i5-4590T (88%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i3-6100T (85%)
Intel Core i5-4590T (100%)

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 i3-6100T Intel Core i3-6100T
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
780 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4590T Intel Core i5-4590T
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
709 (91%)

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 i3-6100T Intel Core i3-6100T
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
1722 (77%)
Intel Core i5-4590T Intel Core i5-4590T
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
2231 (100%)

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 i3-6100T Intel Core i3-6100T
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
1086 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4590T Intel Core i5-4590T
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
917 (84%)

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 i3-6100T Intel Core i3-6100T
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
2176 (78%)
Intel Core i5-4590T Intel Core i5-4590T
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
2776 (100%)

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 i3-6100T Intel Core i3-6100T
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 0.95 GHz
365 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4590T Intel Core i5-4590T
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.10 GHz
352 (96%)

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 i3-6100T Intel Core i3-6100T
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
3630 (90%)
Intel Core i5-4590T Intel Core i5-4590T
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
4031 (100%)

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 i3-6100T Intel Core i3-6100T
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
131 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4590T Intel Core i5-4590T
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
117 (89%)

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 i3-6100T Intel Core i3-6100T
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
339 (94%)
Intel Core i5-4590T Intel Core i5-4590T
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
361 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 i3-6100T Intel Core i3-6100T
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-4590T Intel Core i5-4590T
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
657 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 i3-6100T Intel Core i3-6100T
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-4590T Intel Core i5-4590T
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
2466 (100%)

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 i3-6100T Intel Core i3-6100T
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-4590T Intel Core i5-4590T
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
243 (100%)

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 i3-6100T Intel Core i3-6100T
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-4590T Intel Core i5-4590T
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
935 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i3-6100T Intel Core i5-4590T
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