Intel Core i3-6102E vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 215

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i3-6102E CPU1 vs CPU2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
Intel Core i3-6102E Qualcomm Snapdragon 215

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Intel Core i3-6102E and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Intel Core i3-6102E 2 core processor released in Q4/2015 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 which has 4 CPU cores and was introduced in Q3/2019.
Intel Core i3 (202) Family Qualcomm Snapdragon (101)
Intel Core i 6000U (20) CPU group Qualcomm Snapdragon QM215 (1)
6 Generation 3
Skylake U Architecture Cortex-A53
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
Intel Core i3-7102E Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i3-6102E is a 2 core processor with a clock frequency of 1.90 GHz. The processor can compute 4 threads at the same time. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 clocks with 1.30 GHz, has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel.

Intel Core i3-6102E Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
2 Cores 4
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
1.90 GHz Frequency 1.30 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) --
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Intel Core i3-6102E Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
-- AI hardware Qualcomm AI engine
-- AI specifications Hexagon

Internal Graphics

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

Intel HD Graphics 530 GPU Qualcomm Adreno 308
0.35 GHz GPU frequency 0.50 GHz
0.95 GHz GPU (Turbo) 0.50 GHz
9 GPU Generation 3
14 nm Technology 28 nm
3 Max. displays 0
24 Compute units --
192 Shader 24
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
32 GB Max. GPU Memory --
12 DirectX Version 11

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 Qualcomm Adreno 308
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode
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 No
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

Up to 64 GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the Intel Core i3-6102E, while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 supports a maximum of 3 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 4.3 GB/s enabled.

Intel Core i3-6102E Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
LPDDR3-1866, DDR4-2133, DDR3-1600 Memory LPDDR3-1066
64 GB Max. Memory 3 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 1 (Single Channel)
34.1 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 4.3 GB/s
Yes ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
3.00 MB L3 Cache --
3.0 PCIe version --
16 PCIe lanes --
15.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The Intel Core i3-6102E has a TDP of 25 W. The TDP of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 is --. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Intel Core i3-6102E Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
25 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) --
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Core i3-6102E has 3.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 14 nm. The cache of Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 is at 0.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 28 nm.

Intel Core i3-6102E Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
14 nm Technology 28 nm
Monolithic Chip design Chiplet
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) Armv8-A (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions --
BGA 1440 Socket --
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization None
Yes AES-NI No
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Android
Q4/2015 Release date Q3/2019
225 $ Release price --
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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 i3-6102E Intel Core i3-6102E
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 0.95 GHz
365 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
Qualcomm Adreno 308 @ 0.50 GHz
24 (7%)

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 i3-6102E Intel Core i3-6102E
2C 4T @ 1.90 GHz
516 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
4C 4T @ 1.30 GHz
0 (0%)

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 i3-6102E Intel Core i3-6102E
2C 4T @ 1.90 GHz
1170 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
4C 4T @ 1.30 GHz
0 (0%)

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 i3-6102E Intel Core i3-6102E
2C 4T @ 1.90 GHz
2356 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
4C 4T @ 1.30 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i3-6102E Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
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