Intel Core i3-6100 Review & Specs

Intel Core i3-6100 Dual-Core 3.7GHz Socket 1151 51W HD Graphics 530 BX80662I36100

Intel Core i3-6100 Dual-Core 3.7GHz Socket 1151 51W HD Graphics 530 BX80662I36100

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14nm Skylake 65W
3MB L3 Cache
2 x 256KB L2 Cache
Intel HD Graphics 530

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Specs Overview

Model BX80662I36100
Release Date August 2015

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Socket LGA1151
Integrated Graphics Intel HD Graphics 530
CPU Cores 2
CPU Threads 4
CPU Clock Rate 3700MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate -
TDP 47W
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB
Series Core i3 6th Gen
Core Name Skylake
CPU Cooler included
Cache L3 3MB

Pros

  • Good performance improvement over the previous generation
  • Low power consumption under both idle and load
  • Faster than AMD Quad-Core CPUs in most games

Cons


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Specifications

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Essentials
Status Launched
Launch Date Q3'15
Processor Number i3-6100
Intel® Smart Cache 3 MB
DMI3 8 GT/s
Instruction Set 64-bit
Instruction Set Extensions SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options Available

Yes
Lithography 14 nm
Scalability 1S Only
Thermal Solution Specification PCG 2015C (65W)
Recommended Customer Price BOX : $117.00
TRAY: $117.00
Conflict Free Yes
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Performance
# of Cores 2
# of Threads 4
Processor Base Frequency 3.7 GHz
TDP 51 W

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Memory Specifications
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type) 64 GB
Memory Types DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Max # of Memory Channels 2
Max Memory Bandwidth 34.1 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported 

Yes

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Graphics Specifications
Processor Graphics  Intel® HD Graphics 530
Graphics Base Frequency 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency 1.05 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory 64 GB
Graphics Output eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
4K Support Yes, at 60Hz
Max Resolution (Intel® WiDi)‡ 1080p
Max Resolution (HDMI 1.4)‡ 4096x2304@24Hz
Max Resolution (DP)‡ 4096x2304@60Hz
Max Resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel)‡ 4096x2304@60Hz
Max Resolution (VGA)‡ N/A
DirectX* Support 12
OpenGL* Support 4.4
Intel® Quick Sync Video

Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology Yes
Intel® Insider™ Yes
Intel® Wireless Display

Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology Yes
# of Displays Supported  3
Device ID 0x1912

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Expansion Options
PCI Express Revision 3.0
PCI Express Configurations  Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes 16

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Package Specifications
Max CPU Configuration 1
TCASE 65°C
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography 14 nm
Sockets Supported FCLGA1151
Low Halogen Options Available See MDDS

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Advanced Technologies
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology  No
Intel® vPro Technology 

No
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology 

Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)  Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) 

Yes
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT) 

Yes
Intel® TSX-NI No
Intel® 64 

Yes
Idle States Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology

Yes
Thermal Monitoring Technologies Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology  Yes
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) No
Intel® Small Business Advantage Yes

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Intel® Data Protection Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions

Yes
Secure Key Yes
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) Yes
Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX) Yes

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Intel® Platform Protection Technology
OS Guard Yes
Trusted Execution Technology 

No
Execute Disable Bit  Yes

Critic Reviews

80

If you're building a budget-priced Intel PC for gaming or general-purpose use, this chip is a great starting point, and surprisingly speedy. But cash-strapped gamers may want to consider more-affordable AMD alternatives. Read...

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The Core i3-6100 impresses with rapid single-core performance and as such it makes for a good choice for either a basic PC or a first option for someone looking to build a Skylake system they may upgrade at a later date.

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A couple of months ago we reported on ASRock releasing their SkyOC bios that allowed for overclocking non K sku Skylake cpu's by BCLK overclocking. This set the overclocking community into a bit of a frenzy as it's the been the first time since K chips...

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