Intel Core i3-6100U vs Intel Core i5-2537M

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Intel Core i3-6100U CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-2537M
Intel Core i3-6100U Intel Core i5-2537M

CPU comparison

Intel Core i3-6100U or Intel Core i5-2537M - 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 i3-6100U has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.30 GHz. Up to 32 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i3-6100U was released in Q3/2015.

The Intel Core i5-2537M has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.30 GHz. The CPU supports up to 8 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-2537M was released in Q1/2011.
Intel Core i3 Family Intel Core i5
Intel Core i 6000U CPU group Intel Core i 2000M
6 Generation 2
Skylake U Architecture Sandy Bridge H
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
Intel Core i3-7100U Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i3-6100U has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i3-6100U is 2.30 GHz while the Intel Core i5-2537M has 2 CPU cores and 4 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i5-2537M is at --.

2 Cores 2
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.30 GHz Frequency 1.40 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 2.30 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i3-6100U or Intel Core i5-2537M 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 520 GPU Intel HD Graphics 3000
0.30 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
1.00 GHz GPU (Turbo) 0.90 GHz
9 GPU Generation 6
14 nm Technology 32 nm
3 Max. displays 2
24 Execution units 12
192 Shader 96
32 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
12 DirectX Version 10.1

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.

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 No

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i3-6100U can use up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 34.1 GB/s. The Intel Core i5-2537M supports up to 8 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 21.3 GB/s.

DDR3-1600, DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866 Memory DDR3-1333
32 GB Max. Memory 8 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
34.1 GB/s Bandwidth 21.3 GB/s
No ECC No
L2 Cache
3.00 MB L3 Cache 3.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 2.0
12 PCIe lanes 16

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Core i3-6100U is 15 W, while the Intel Core i5-2537M has a TDP of 17 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

15 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 17 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
7.5 W TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i3-6100U is manufactured in 14 nm and has 3.00 MB cache. The Intel Core i5-2537M is manufactured in 32 nm and has a 3.00 MB cache.

14 nm Technology 32 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, AVX
BGA 1356 Socket BGA 1023
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q3/2015 Release date Q1/2011
281 $ Release price --
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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 i3-6100U Intel Core i3-6100U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
720 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2537M Intel Core i5-2537M
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
427 (59%)
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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 i3-6100U Intel Core i3-6100U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
1643 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2537M Intel Core i5-2537M
2C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
717 (44%)
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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 i3-6100U Intel Core i3-6100U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
617 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2537M Intel Core i5-2537M
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
476 (77%)
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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 i3-6100U Intel Core i3-6100U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
1360 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2537M Intel Core i5-2537M
2C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
795 (58%)
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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 i3-6100U Intel Core i3-6100U
Intel HD Graphics 520 @ 1.00 GHz
384 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2537M Intel Core i5-2537M
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 0.90 GHz
173 (45%)
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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 i3-6100U Intel Core i3-6100U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
2630 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2537M Intel Core i5-2537M
2C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
1225 (47%)
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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 i3-6100U Intel Core i3-6100U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
643 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2537M Intel Core i5-2537M
2C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
0 (0%)
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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 i3-6100U Intel Core i3-6100U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
98 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2537M Intel Core i5-2537M
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
0 (0%)
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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 i3-6100U Intel Core i3-6100U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
251 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2537M Intel Core i5-2537M
2C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
0 (0%)
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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 i3-6100U Intel Core i3-6100U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
2436 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2537M Intel Core i5-2537M
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
0 (0%)
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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 i3-6100U Intel Core i3-6100U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
5313 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2537M Intel Core i5-2537M
2C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
0 (0%)
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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 i3-6100U Intel Core i3-6100U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
1.11 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2537M Intel Core i5-2537M
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
0 (0%)
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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 i3-6100U Intel Core i3-6100U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
2.75 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2537M Intel Core i5-2537M
2C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

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 i3-6100U Intel Core i3-6100U
Intel HD Graphics 520 @ 1.00 GHz
30.8 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2537M Intel Core i5-2537M
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 0.90 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL) results



Devices using this processor

Intel Core i3-6100U Intel Core i5-2537M
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