Intel Core i3-6006U

Intel 6006U

The Intel Core i3-6006U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core SoC based on the Skylake architecture and has been launched in November 2016. The CPU can be found in small and light notebooks. In addition to two CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at (rather low) 2 GHz (no Turbo Boost), the chip also integrates an HD Graphics 520 GPU (clocked at only 900 MHz) and a dual-channel DDR4-2133/DDR3L-1600 memory controller. The SoC is manufactured using a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.


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").


According to the specified clock rates and the improved architecture, the Core i3-6100U should perform slightly above the similar clocked Core i5-5005U of the Broadwell architecture. Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications and light multitasking.


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 - 900 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. Clocked at 900 MHz, the i3-6006U features currently the slowest variant of the HD Graphics 520 (clocks up to 1050 MHz in the Core i7 models).

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.

SeriesIntel Core i3
Series: Core i3 Skylake
Intel Core i3-6167U (compare)2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-6100H (compare)2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-6157U (compare)2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-6100U (compare)2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-6006U2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Clock Rate2000 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Die Size99 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel HD Graphics 520 (300 - 900 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$281 U.S.
Announcement Date11/11/2016
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 6006U


Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 216     avg: 217     median: 217 (10%)     max: 218 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
84 Points (42%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3227     avg: 3231.5     median: 3231.5 (44%)     max: 3236 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 7364     avg: 7376     median: 7376 (15%)     max: 7388 Points
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (7%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
18.8 Seconds (4%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
952 Seconds (4%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2837     avg: 2935.5     median: 2935.5 (18%)     max: 3034 points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 4265     avg: 4340     median: 4340 (14%)     max: 4415 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1943     avg: 1977.5     median: 1977.5 (42%)     max: 2012 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
min: 13454     avg: 14185     median: 14185 (7%)     max: 14916 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 4723     avg: 4818.5     median: 4818.5 (18%)     max: 4914 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2468     avg: 2530.5     median: 2530.5 (44%)     max: 2593 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1734.4     avg: 1758.5     median: 1743.6 (3%)     max: 1797.4 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 135.3     avg: 239.6     median: 147.4 (4%)     max: 436 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 18570     avg: 19275.3     median: 19174 (40%)     max: 20082 Points
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