Intel Core i3-6100U Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i3-6100U was released in Q3/2015 and has 2 cores. The processor can process 4 threads simultaneously and uses a mainboard with the socket BGA 1356. In the Geekbench 5 benchmark, the Intel Core i3-6100U achieved a result of 617 points (single-core) or 1,360 points (multi-core).
Intel Core i3-6100U

At a glance

Name: Intel Core i3-6100U
Family: Intel Core i3 (205)
CPU group: Intel Core i 6000U (20)
Architecture: Skylake U
Technology: 14 nm
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 6
Predecessor: --
Successor: Intel Core i3-7100U

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i3-6100U has 2 cores. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i3-6100U is 2.30 GHz. An initial performance assessment can be made using the number of CPU cores.

CPU Cores / Threads: 2 / 4
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 2x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 2.30 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): --
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Intel Core i3-6100U has an integrated graphics that the system can use to efficiently play back videos. The Intel Core i3-6100U has the Intel HD Graphics 520 installed, which has 24 streaming multiprocessors (192 shaders).

GPU name: Intel HD Graphics 520
GPU frequency: 0.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.00 GHz
Compute units: 24
Shader: 192
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q3/2015
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 9
Direct X: 12
Technology: 14 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 32 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors with integrated graphics can process video codecs faster. Support for modern codecs can significantly increase system efficiency during video playback.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode / Encode
VP9: Decode
AV1: No
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i3-6100U supports a maximum of 32 GB memory. Depending on the mainboard, the processor can use a maximum of 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum bandwidth of the main memory of 34.1 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
LPDDR3-1866
DDR4-2133
DDR3-1600
29.9 GB/s
34.1 GB/s
25.6 GB/s
Max. Memory: 32 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 12
PCIe Bandwidth: 11.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Core i3-6100U has a TDP of 15 W. Based on the TDP, the system manufacturer can and must adapt the cooling solution to the processor.

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

Technical details

Modern production reduces the waste heat of a processor and increases its efficiency. The Intel Core i3-6100U is made in 14 nm and has 3.00 MB cache.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: BGA 1356
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 3.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
Release date: Q3/2015
Release price: 281 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i3-6100U have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


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.
UNISOC T770 UNISOC T770
8C 8T @ 2.50 GHz
619
Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2
10C 20T @ 3.00 GHz
618
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
618
Intel Core i3-6100U Intel Core i3-6100U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
617
Intel Core i5-2540M Intel Core i5-2540M
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
615
Intel Core i7-980X Intel Core i7-980X
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
614
Intel Core i7-980 Intel Core i7-980
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
614

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 i5-6300U Intel Core i5-6300U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1364
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450
4C 4T @ 2.66 GHz
1363
AMD Phenom II X4 960T AMD Phenom II X4 960T
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1362
Intel Core i3-6100U Intel Core i3-6100U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
1360
Intel Core i5-3610ME Intel Core i5-3610ME
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
1360
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1358
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
1356

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 i5-3550S Intel Core i5-3550S
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
722
Intel Core M-5Y31 Intel Core M-5Y31
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
722
Intel Celeron G5905T Intel Celeron G5905T
2C 2T @ 3.30 GHz
721
Intel Core i3-6100U Intel Core i3-6100U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
720
AMD EPYC 7351 AMD EPYC 7351
16C 32T @ 2.90 GHz
717
Intel Core i7-3770T Intel Core i7-3770T
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
715
Intel Pentium G4400 Intel Pentium G4400
2C 2T @ 3.30 GHz
714

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 Celeron J6412 Intel Celeron J6412
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1662
Intel Core m5-6Y54 Intel Core m5-6Y54
2C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
1648
Intel Core i3-4100M Intel Core i3-4100M
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1645
Intel Core i3-6100U Intel Core i3-6100U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
1643
Intel Core i5-5250U Intel Core i5-5250U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1621
Intel Core i5-2400S Intel Core i5-2400S
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1618
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1588

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.
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AMD Radeon HD 7560D @ 0.76 GHz
389
AMD A8-5500B AMD A8-5500B
AMD Radeon HD 7560D @ 0.76 GHz
389
AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-5600K
AMD Radeon HD 7560D @ 0.76 GHz
389
Intel Core i3-6100U Intel Core i3-6100U
Intel HD Graphics 520 @ 1.00 GHz
384
Intel Core i5-14450HX Intel Core i5-14450HX
Intel UHD Graphics 13th Gen (16 EU) @ 1.50 GHz
384
Intel Atom x7425E Intel Atom x7425E
Intel UHD Graphics 24 EUs (Alder Lake) @ 1.00 GHz
384
Intel Processor N200 Intel Processor N200
Intel UHD Graphics 32 EUs (Alder Lake) @ 0.75 GHz
384

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.
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2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
2642
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9775 Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9775
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
2641
Intel Pentium Silver N5030 Intel Pentium Silver N5030
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
2639
Intel Core i3-6100U Intel Core i3-6100U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
2630
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
2628
Samsung Exynos 850 Samsung Exynos 850
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
2621
Intel Core i5-5350U Intel Core i5-5350U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
2614

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.
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
651
Intel Core i3-4000M Intel Core i3-4000M
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
648
Intel Core i5-4210U Intel Core i5-4210U
2C 4T @ 1.70 GHz
646
Intel Core i3-6100U Intel Core i3-6100U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
643
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
641
Intel Core i3-7020U Intel Core i3-7020U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
640
AMD Phenom II X4 965 AMD Phenom II X4 965
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
636

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 Celeron G1630 Intel Celeron G1630
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
99
Intel Core i3-4100M Intel Core i3-4100M
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
99
Intel Core i5-4250U Intel Core i5-4250U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
99
Intel Core i3-6100U Intel Core i3-6100U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
98
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
98
Intel Core M-5Y31 Intel Core M-5Y31
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
98
AMD FX-8310 AMD FX-8310
8C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
98

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.
AMD Phenom II X4 805 AMD Phenom II X4 805
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
253
AMD Phenom II X4 905e AMD Phenom II X4 905e
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
253
Intel Core i5-4360U Intel Core i5-4360U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
252
Intel Core i3-6100U Intel Core i3-6100U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
251
Intel Core i5-L16G7 Intel Core i5-L16G7
5C 5T @ 1.80 GHz
251
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
251
Intel Pentium G4400 Intel Pentium G4400
2C 2T @ 3.30 GHz
251

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