Intel Core i3-6100H vs Intel Core i3-6100U

Intel Core i3-6100H

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The Intel Core i3-6100H is a dual-core processor based on the Skylake architecture, that has been launched in September 2015. In addition to two CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 2.7 GHz (no Turbo Boost), the chip also integrates an HD Graphics 530 GPU and a dual-channel DDR4-2133/DDR3L-1600 memory controller. The CPU is manufactured using a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

Architecture

Skylake replaces both Haswell and Broadwell and brings the same microarchitecture in every TDP class from 4.5 to 45 W. The extensive improvements of the Skylake design include increased out-of-order buffers, optimized prefetching and branch prediction as well as additional performance gains through Hyper-Threading. Overall, however, performance per clock has been increased by only 5 to 10 percent (compared to Haswell) respectively under 5 percent (compard to Broadwell), which is quite modest for a new architecture ("Tock").

Furthermore, the organisation of the eDRAM cache has been modified. Instead of acting like a victim cache, which has to be adressed via the L3/LLC, the eDRAM can now be adressed directly by programms just like the main memory. The size is still 128 MB for the quad-core models (4C + GT4e), while the dual-core chips (2C + GT3e) only offer 64 MB.

Performance

According to the specified clock rates and the improved architecture, the Core i3-6100H performs similar to a Core i5-5300U (Broadwell, 15 W) or Core i7-4510U (Haswell, 15 W). Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications and multitasking.

Graphics

The integrated graphics unit called HD Graphics 530 represents the "GT2" version of the Skylake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). The 24 Execution Units, also called EUs, are clocked at 350 - 900 MHz and offer a performance about 20 percent above the old HD Graphics 4600. Games of 2015 can thus be played smoothly in low or medium settings. For more information about performance and features, check our page for the HD Graphics 530.

Power Consumption

Specified at a TDP of 35 W (including CPU, GPU and memory controller), the CPU is best suited for medium-sized notebooks (13-inches and above).

Intel Core i3-6100U

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The Intel Core i3-6100U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core SoC based on the Skylake architecture and has been launched in September 2015. The CPU can be found in ultrabooks as well as normal notebooks. In addition to two CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 2.3 GHz (no Turbo Boost), the chip also integrates an HD Graphics 520 GPU and a dual-channel DDR4-2133/DDR3L-1600 memory controller. The SoC is manufactured using a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

Architecture

Skylake replaces both Haswell and Broadwell and brings the same microarchitecture in every TDP class from 4.5 to 45 W. The extensive improvements of the Skylake design include increased out-of-order buffers, optimized prefetching and branch prediction as well as additional performance gains through Hyper-Threading. Overall, however, performance per clock has been increased by only 5 to 10 percent (compared to Haswell) respectively under 5 percent (compard to Broadwell), which is quite modest for a new architecture ("Tock").

Performance

According to the specified clock rates and the improved architecture, the Core i3-6100U should perform just slightly below the former Core i5-4200U (Haswell, 15 W). Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications and light multitasking.

Graphics

The integrated graphics unit called HD Graphics 520 represents the "GT2" version of the Skylake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). The 24 Execution Units, also called EUs, are clocked at 300 - 1000 MHz and offer a performance somewhere in range of a dedicated GeForce 820M. Games of 2015 can thus be played smoothly in low settings. For more information about performance and features, check our page for the HD Graphics 520.

Power Consumption

Specified at a TDP of 15 W (including CPU, GPU and memory controller), the CPU is best suited for small notebooks and ultrabooks (11-inches and above). Optionally, the TDP can be lowered to 7.5 watts (cTDP down), reducing both heat dissipation and performance and allowing even more compact designs.

Intel Core i3-6100HIntel Core i3-6100U
Intel Core i3Intel Core i3
SkylakeSkylake
: Core i3 Skylake
Intel Core i3-6167U (compare)2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-6100H2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-6157U (compare)2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-6100U2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-6006U (compare)2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-6167U (compare)2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-6100H2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-6157U (compare)2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-6100U2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-6006U (compare)2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
2700 MHz2300 MHz
128 KB128 KB
512 KB512 KB
3 MB3 MB
2 / 42 / 4
35 15
14 14
99 mm299 mm2
100 °C100 °C
BGABGA
Dual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 530 (350 - 900 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 520 (300 - 1000 MHz)
$225 U.S.$281 U.S.
Intel Core i3 6100HIntel Core i3 6100U

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
292 Points (7%)
min: 240     avg: 246.9     median: 247 (6%)     max: 251 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
108 Points (50%)
min: 92     avg: 96.1     median: 97 (44%)     max: 98 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
3.2 Points (10%)
2.8 Points (8%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.3 Points (65%)
1.1 Points (56%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
4380 Points (48%)
min: 3710     avg: 3712.7     median: 3714 (41%)     max: 3714 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
9989 Points (20%)
min: 8413     avg: 8425.3     median: 8426 (17%)     max: 8437 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 656     avg: 738.8     median: 738 (9%)     max: 820 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 20     avg: 23.5     median: 23 (5%)     max: 26 seconds
WinRAR - Result
1997 KB/s (23%)
1921 KB/s (23%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
16 fps (0%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
83.5 fps (31%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (17%)
0.1 GB/s (14%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (10%)
0.2 GB/s (8%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.7 GB/s (9%)
1.4 GB/s (7%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
3829 Points (26%)
min: 3212     avg: 3241.5     median: 3241 (22%)     max: 3271 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
14 Seconds (3%)
16.6 Seconds (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
32 Seconds (1%)
37.7 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
732 Seconds (3%)
min: 837     avg: 843.1     median: 843 (4%)     max: 848 Seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
3778 points (20%)
min: 2807     avg: 3144.5     median: 3142 (16%)     max: 3479 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
35546 Points (23%)
min: 3681     avg: 22600     median: 28073 (18%)     max: 30573 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
3148 Points (8%)
min: 2449     avg: 2605     median: 2661 (7%)     max: 2718 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
4528 Points (16%)
min: 3367     avg: 3684.2     median: 3764 (13%)     max: 3805 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
4918 Points (40%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
5053 Points (46%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
5066 Points (15%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
5127 Points (16%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
5069 Points (19%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
4867 Points (16%)
min: 4804     avg: 4845.7     median: 4826 (16%)     max: 4907 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2321 Points (48%)
min: 2188     avg: 2210     median: 2191 (45%)     max: 2251 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
14689 Points (5%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
5320 Points (18%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
2861 Points (48%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1474     avg: 2299.6     median: 2763 (5%)     max: 2817 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
94 ms (1%)
min: 109     avg: 125.6     median: 133 (1%)     max: 134 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 12368     avg: 16817     median: 13598 (26%)     max: 24139 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-6100H → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-6100U → 94%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)