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Intel Core i3-6100U

Intel 6100U

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.

SeriesIntel Core i3
CodenameSkylake
Clock Rate2300 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3072 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Die Size99 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketBGA
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel HD Graphics 520 (300 - 1000 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $281 U.S.
Announcement Date09/01/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 6100U

Benchmarks

Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
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min: 14689     avg: 14689 (9%)     median: 14689 (9%)     max: 14689 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 5320     avg: 5320 (20%)     median: 5320 (20%)     max: 5320 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 2861     avg: 2861 (52%)     median: 2861 (52%)     max: 2861 Points
Octane V2 - Total Score
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min: 12368     avg: 16817 (38%)     median: 13598 (31%)     max: 24139 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 92     avg: 96.1 (43%)     median: 97 (43%)     max: 98 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 240     avg: 246.9 (13%)     median: 247 (13%)     max: 251 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
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min: 1474.1     avg: 2299.6 (4%)     median: 2763 (5%)     max: 2817 ms
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 4804     avg: 4845.7 (16%)     median: 4826 (16%)     max: 4907 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 2188     avg: 2210 (47%)     median: 2191 (47%)     max: 2251 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
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min: 3367     avg: 3684.2 (17%)     median: 3764 (17%)     max: 3805 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 2449     avg: 2605 (7%)     median: 2661 (7%)     max: 2718 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 3681     avg: 22600 (15%)     median: 28073 (18%)     max: 30573 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
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min: 4918     avg: 4918 (40%)     median: 4918 (40%)     max: 4918 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
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min: 5053     avg: 5053 (48%)     median: 5053 (48%)     max: 5053 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
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min: 5066     avg: 5066 (17%)     median: 5066 (17%)     max: 5066 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
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min: 5127     avg: 5127 (19%)     median: 5127 (19%)     max: 5127 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
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min: 5069     avg: 5069 (23%)     median: 5069 (23%)     max: 5069 Points
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
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min: 109.1     avg: 125.6 (3%)     median: 133.7 (3%)     max: 134.1 ms
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
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min: 0.143     avg: 0.1 (8%)     median: 0.1 (8%)     max: 0.143 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
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min: 0.242     avg: 0.2 (14%)     median: 0.2 (14%)     max: 0.242 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
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min: 1.4     avg: 1.4 (13%)     median: 1.4 (13%)     max: 1.4 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
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min: 15.97     avg: 16 (16%)     median: 16 (16%)     max: 15.97 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
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min: 83.5     avg: 83.5 (36%)     median: 83.5 (36%)     max: 83.5 fps
WinRAR - Result
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min: 1921     avg: 1921 (23%)     median: 1921 (23%)     max: 1921 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
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min: 656.927     avg: 738.8 (9%)     median: 738.8 (9%)     max: 820.708 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
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min: 20.925     avg: 23.5 (5%)     median: 23.5 (5%)     max: 26.096 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
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min: 2807     avg: 3144.5 (19%)     median: 3142.5 (19%)     max: 3479 points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
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min: 3212     avg: 3241.5 (30%)     median: 3241.5 (30%)     max: 3271 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 1.1     avg: 1.1 (17%)     median: 1.1 (17%)     max: 1.11 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 2.75     avg: 2.8 (14%)     median: 2.8 (14%)     max: 2.78 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
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min: 3710     avg: 3712.7 (50%)     median: 3714 (50%)     max: 3714 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
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min: 8413     avg: 8425.3 (21%)     median: 8426 (21%)     max: 8437 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
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min: 16.533     avg: 16.6 (4%)     median: 16.6 (4%)     max: 16.719 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
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min: 37.679     avg: 37.7 (2%)     median: 37.7 (2%)     max: 37.707 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
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min: 837.557     avg: 843.1 (4%)     median: 843.1 (4%)     max: 848.664 Seconds
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

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Acer Aspire ES1-572-31KW (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.6")
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Acer Aspire ES1-572-31N1 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.6")
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Acer Aspire S13 S5-371-32V8 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 13.3")
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Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-31YN (Intel HD Graphics 520, 12")
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Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-3639 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 12")
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Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-38KL (Intel HD Graphics 520, 12")
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Acer Chromebook 14 CP5-471-312N (Intel HD Graphics 520, 14")
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Acer Spin 3 SP315-51-36J1 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.6")
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Acer Spin 5 SP513-51 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 13.3")
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Acer Spin 5 SP513-51-36E8 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 13.3")
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Acer Spin 5 SP513-51-37Z4 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 13.3")
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Acer TravelMate P249-M-3895 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 14")
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Acer Travelmate P258-M-33WJ (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.6")
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Asus VivoBook Flip TP301UA-DW006T (Intel HD Graphics 520, 13.3")
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Asus F556UJ-XO155T (NVIDIA GeForce 920M, 15.6")
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Asus F756UA-TY031T (Intel HD Graphics 520, 17.3")
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Asus VivoBook Flip TP301UA-C4117T (Intel HD Graphics 520, 13.3")
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Asus VivoBook Flip TP301UA-DW010T (Intel HD Graphics 520, 13.3")
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Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC075T (Intel HD Graphics 520, 13.3")
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Dell Inspiron 11-3153 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 11.6")
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Dell Inspiron 13-7359-0085 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 13.3")
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Dell Latitude 14 3470 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 14")
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HP Envy 13-d007tu (Intel HD Graphics 520, 13.3")
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HP Pavilion 13-u002nd x360 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 13.3")
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HP Pavilion 14-Al008Ur (Intel HD Graphics 520, 14")
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HP Pavilion 15-ab218nh (AMD Radeon R7 M360, 15.6")
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HP Pavilion 15-au072sa (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.6")
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HP Pavilion x360 13-u001ns (Intel HD Graphics 520, 13.3")
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HP Pavilion x360 15-bk062sa (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.6")
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Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ISK-80UD00RFGE (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.6")
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Lenovo IdeaPad 110-15ISK-80UD00TGSP (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.6")
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Lenovo IdeaPad 310-15ISK-80SM00QHRK (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.6")
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Lenovo Ideapad 510S-14ISK-80TK003FGE (Intel HD Graphics 520, 14")
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Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 510-12ISK-80U1000WGE (Intel HD Graphics 520, 12.2")
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Lenovo IdeaPad V310-15ISK-80SY02NWRA (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.6")
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Lenovo ThinkPad E560 20EV000MGE (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.6")
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Lenovo ThinkPad E560-20EV000MGE (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.6")
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Lenovo Yoga 500-14ISK 80R500FPMH (Intel HD Graphics 520, 14")
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Lenovo Yoga 510-14ISK 80S700GLGE (Intel HD Graphics 520, 14")
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Medion Akoya E6422 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.6")
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Medion Akoya E7420-MD99710 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 17.3")
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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i3

» Intel Core i3 7100H
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 7167U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 6167U
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 6100H
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 5157U
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 6157U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 7100U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 6100U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4110M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4100M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4000M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4100E
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3130M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3120M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 5020U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3110M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 5010U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 5015U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 6006U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2370M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 390M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 5005U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2350M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2348M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 380M
   2.53 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2330M
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2328M
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4158U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4120U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 370M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4030U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4025U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2312M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2310M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2308M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4100U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3227U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4010U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4005U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3217U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4102E
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4030Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 350M
   2.26 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4020Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4012Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 330M
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4010Y
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3229Y
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2377M
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2375M
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2367M
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2365M
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2357M
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 380UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 330UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i3 5157U
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 7Y54
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i3 6157U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 7100U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Apple A10X Fusion
   2.39 GHz / 0 MB
» Intel Core i3 6100U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
+ Intel Core i3 4110M
   2.6 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ AMD Bristol Ridge FX-9800P
   2.7 GHz / 2048 KB
+ AMD Bristol Ridge PRO A12-9800B
   2.7 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Core i5 2450M
   2.5 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i7 3517U
   1.9 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2015-09- 2)