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CPU

Intel Core i3-6100 3.7 GHz Dual-Core Processor

(167 Ratings, 4.8 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Intel

Model

Core i3-6100

Part #

BX80662I36100

Manufacturer

Intel

Core Count

2

Core Clock

3.7 GHz

TDP

51 W

Series

Intel Core i3

Microarchitecture

Skylake

Core Family

Skylake-S

Socket

LGA1151

Integrated Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 530

Maximum Supported Memory

64 GB

ECC Support

Yes

Packaging

Boxed

Includes CPU Cooler

Yes

L1 Cache

  • 2 x 32 kB Instruction
  • 2 x 32 kB Data

L2 Cache

2 x 256 kB

L3 Cache

1 x 3 MB

Lithography

14 nm

Simultaneous Multithreading

Yes: Hyper-Threading

Price History

    Reviews

    ejrdrifter
    • 135 points
    • 43 months ago

    from completed build $500 Budget Beast

    Great processor for the money. It does have some trouble in AAA games because of the lack of cores, but overall a great processor.

    markasoftware
    • 63 points
    • 43 months ago

    from completed build Mini ITX Monster

    Performs pretty well for the price

    OccamAsylum
    • 57 points
    • 43 months ago

    from completed build Definitely Not A Console

    I admit that I was incredibly skeptical about using this CPU in a gaming PC. I'd seen reviews and heard people talk up a storm about this chips capabilities.

    I'm pleased to say I was very wrong. This game runs The Divison in 1080p (medium) paired with a GTX 960 4GB without a hitch. I've also done several Heaven/Firestrike benchmarks and it performs very well, not to mention it doesn't get very hot. It rarely exceeds 60C.

    If you're looking to build a budget Skylake gaming PC, either because you don't need anything super powerful or you would like to upgrade down the line, but just don't have the funds, this is a great option. I would recommend this over quad core AMD builds.

    kinuai
    • 54 points
    • 34 months ago

    from completed build First PC in Almost a Decade

    So I was a little on the fence about whether I should get the i3 or the i5. I was leaning towards the i5 but because I was trying to stay on a budget, I went with the i3. The cpu stays under 40 degrees so I definitely have no regrets on my choice so far. Maybe in the future I will upgrade but the i3 is more than enough for my needs right now.

    Penguintheman
    • 50 points
    • 41 months ago

    Blazing fast CPU for the price. For 110 dollars this CPU is worth every penny.

    PhamQu
    • 50 points
    • 41 months ago

    Got this on sale for $90 some weeks ago. It's a dual core with hyperthreading. For online shopping, blogging, and gaming, this is enough. A quad-core CPU would have been nice, but it was not in our budget. Besides, this machine will almost strictly see light/indie gaming and a lot of work online shopping.

    iElian
    • 49 points
    • 34 months ago

    from completed build Boxxy- $500 Build

    Awesome processor, not the best for multi tasking tho.

    Z3DM4N
    • 47 points
    • 37 months ago

    from completed build Purity

    Amazing CPU for the price. This little dual core with hyper threading is perfect for budget skylake builds, and handles pretty much everything I've thrown at it. Worth Getting.

    Raratah
    • 46 points
    • 41 months ago

    Amazingly fast for an i3. I couldn't afford an i5 or i7 but this thing has chewed through every game and program I have thrown at it. Very impressed with Intel and the Skylake architecture.

    Gooberdad
    • 42 points
    • 37 months ago

    from completed build Centaurea Cyanus

    Fantastic performing little cpu. Such a surprise for just a 2 core processor.

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