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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
Series: Core i3 Skylake
Intel Core i3-6167U compare2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-6100H compare2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-6157U compare2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-6100U2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-6006U compare2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Clock Rate2300 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
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
Architecturex86
Starting Price$281 U.S.
Announcement Date09/01/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 6100U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 240     avg: 247     median: 247 (5%)     max: 251 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 92     avg: 96.1     median: 97 (36%)     max: 98 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 2.75     avg: 2.8     median: 2.8 (6%)     max: 2.78 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (35%)     max: 1.11 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 3710     avg: 3713     median: 3714 (38%)     max: 3714 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 8413     avg: 8425     median: 8426 (14%)     max: 8437 points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 656.927     avg: 739     median: 738.8 (9%)     max: 820.708 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 20.925     avg: 23.5     median: 23.5 (5%)     max: 26.096 s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3212     avg: 3242     median: 3241.5 (18%)     max: 3271 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 16.533     avg: 16.6     median: 16.6 (4%)     max: 16.719 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 37.679     avg: 37.7     median: 37.7 (2%)     max: 37.707 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 837.557     avg: 843     median: 843.1 (4%)     max: 848.664 s
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 2807     avg: 3145     median: 3142.5 (13%)     max: 3479 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 3681     avg: 22600     median: 28073 (18%)     max: 30573 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 2449     avg: 2605     median: 2661 (7%)     max: 2718 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 3367     avg: 3684     median: 3764 (10%)     max: 3805 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1474.1     avg: 2300     median: 2763 (5%)     max: 2817 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 109.1     avg: 126     median: 133.7 (1%)     max: 134.1 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 12368     avg: 16817     median: 13598 (23%)     max: 24139 Points
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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Acer Aspire ES1-572-31KW (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.60")
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Acer Aspire ES1-572-31N1 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.60")
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Acer Aspire R5-471T-372G (Intel HD Graphics 520, 14.00")
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Acer Aspire S13 S5-371-32V8 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 13.30")
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Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-31YN (Intel HD Graphics 520, 12.00")
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Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-3639 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 12.00")
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Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-38KL (Intel HD Graphics 520, 12.00")
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Acer Chromebook 14 CP5-471-312N (Intel HD Graphics 520, 14.00")
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Acer Spin 3 SP315-51-36J1 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.60")
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Acer Spin 5 SP513-51 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 13.30")
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Acer Spin 5 SP513-51-3466 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 13.30")
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Acer Spin 5 SP513-51-36E8 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 13.30")
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Acer Spin 5 SP513-51-37Z4 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 13.30")
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Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-315E (Intel HD Graphics 530, 14.00")
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Acer TravelMate P249-M-3895 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 14.00")
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Acer Travelmate P258-M-33WJ (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.60")
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Acer TravelMate P4 TMP449-M-39MM (Intel HD Graphics 620, 14.00")
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Asus VivoBook Flip TP301UA-DW006T (Intel HD Graphics 520, 13.30")
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Asus F556UA-AB32 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.60")
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Asus F556UJ-XO155T (NVIDIA GeForce 920M, 15.60")
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Asus F756UA-TY031T (Intel HD Graphics 520, 17.30")
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Asus K543UA-GQ3203 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.60")
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Asus K543UA-GQ3203T (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.60")
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Asus VivoBook Flip TP301UA-C4117T (Intel HD Graphics 520, 13.30")
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Asus VivoBook Flip TP301UA-DW010T (Intel HD Graphics 520, 13.30")
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Asus Vivobook Max X441UA (Intel HD Graphics 520, 14.00")
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Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC075T (Intel HD Graphics 520, 13.30")
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Dell Inspiron 11-3153 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 11.60")
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Dell Inspiron 13-7359-0085 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 13.30")
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Dell Latitude 14 3470 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 14.00")
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Dell Vostro 15-3568 KKR9X (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.60")
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HP Envy 13-d007tu (Intel HD Graphics 520, 13.30")
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HP Pavilion 13-u002nd x360 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 13.30")
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HP Pavilion 14-Al008Ur (Intel HD Graphics 520, 14.00")
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HP Pavilion 15-ab218nh (AMD Radeon R7 M360, 15.60")
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HP Pavilion 15-au072sa (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.60")
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HP Pavilion x360 13-u001ns (Intel HD Graphics 520, 13.30")
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HP Pavilion x360 15-bk062sa (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.60")
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Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ISK-80UD0053SP (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.60")
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Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ISK-80UD00RFGE (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.60")
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Lenovo IdeaPad 110-15ISK-80UD00TGSP (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.60")
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Lenovo IdeaPad 310-15ISK-80SM00QHRK (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.60")
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Lenovo Ideapad 510S-14ISK-80TK003FGE (Intel HD Graphics 520, 14.00")
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Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 510-12ISK-80U1000WGE (Intel HD Graphics 520, 12.20")
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Lenovo IdeaPad V310-15ISK-80SY02NWRA (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.60")
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Lenovo ThinkPad E560 20EV000MGE (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.60")
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Lenovo ThinkPad E560-20EV000MGE (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.60")
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Lenovo Yoga 500-14ISK 80R500FPMH (Intel HD Graphics 520, 14.00")
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Lenovo Yoga 510-14ISK 80S700GLGE (Intel HD Graphics 520, 14.00")
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Lenovo Yoga 510-14ISK-80S7005JRK (Intel HD Graphics 520, 14.00")
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Medion Akoya E6422 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 15.60")
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Medion Akoya E7420-MD99710 (Intel HD Graphics 520, 17.30")
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Other CPUs of the series Core i3

» Intel Core i3-8145U
   2x 2.1 GHz - 3.9 GHz
» Intel Core i3-8121U
   2x 2.2 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-6167U
   2x 2.7 GHz
» Intel Core i3-6100H
   2x 2.7 GHz
» Intel Core i3-5157U
   2x 2.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-6157U
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-6100U
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4110M
   2x 2.6 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4100M
   2x 2.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4000M
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4100E
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3130M
   2x 2.6 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3120M
   2x 2.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-5020U
   2x 2.2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3110M
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-5010U
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-5015U
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-6006U
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2370M
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-390M
   2x 2.67 GHz
» Intel Core i3-5005U
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2350M
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2348M
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Intel Core i3-380M
   2x 2.53 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2330M
   2x 2.2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2328M
   2x 2.2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4158U
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4120U
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-370M
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4030U
   2x 1.9 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4025U
   2x 1.9 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2312M
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2310M
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2308M
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4100U
   2x 1.8 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3227U
   2x 1.9 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4010U
   2x 1.7 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4005U
   2x 1.7 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3217U
   2x 1.8 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4102E
   2x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4030Y
   2x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Core i3-350M
   2x 2.26 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4020Y
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4012Y
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-330M
   2x 2.13 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4010Y
   2x 1.3 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3229Y
   2x 1.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2377M
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2375M
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2367M
   2x 1.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2365M
   2x 1.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2357M
   2x 1.3 GHz
» Intel Core i3-380UM
   2x 1.33 GHz
» Intel Core i3-330UM
   2x 1.2 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Intel Core i3-7100U
   2x 2.4 GHz
+ AMD Athlon PRO 300U
   2x 2.4 GHz - 3.3 GHz
+ AMD Athlon 300U
   2x 2.4 GHz - 3.3 GHz
+ AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
   2x 2.3 GHz - 3.2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-6100U
   2x 2.3 GHz
- Intel Core i3-4110M
   2x 2.6 GHz
- Intel Core m3-7Y32
   2x 1 GHz - 3 GHz
- AMD FX-9800P
   4x 2.7 GHz - 3.6 GHz
- AMD PRO A12-9800B
   4x 2.7 GHz - 3.6 GHz
- Intel Core i5-2450M
   2x 2.5 GHz - 3.1 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2015-09- 2)