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Intel - Core i3-6100 3.7 GHz Dual-Core Processor

( 4.8 Average / 168 Ratings )





Core i3-6100

Part #


Data Width




Operating Frequency

3.7 GHz



L1 Cache

2 x 32 kB Instruction
2 x 32 kB Data

L2 Cache

2 x 256 kB

L3 Cache

1 x 3 MB


14 nm

Thermal Design Power

51 W

Includes CPU Cooler


Simultaneous Multithreading

Yes: Hyper-Threading

Maximum Supported Memory

64 GB

Integrated Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 530

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Price History (Excluding Tax) History:


gunfus 17 points 41 months ago

Excellent CPU. Good value.

MegaNanome 8 points 41 months ago
from completed build The Wonder Box [i3-6100/GTX 950]

Perfectly setup, cool and new, not much support in the way of bios.

VortexGamer 5 points 40 months ago
from completed build The Red Bolt

Good CPU for it's price. Comes with a heatsink which is more than enough to keep it cool.

Runs at ~35 C?

RandomPart 5 points 40 months ago
from completed build Devastator

Very fast and efficient! It is great for gaming and in games like BO2 I get 60 fps on ultra at 900p! It is also usable for some video editing as well.

cricketkiller 10 points 40 months ago
from completed build Derelicte Skylake

Cheapest Skylake available. Heard good stories about this little fellow and I went for it. CPU is not fully battle tested yet but it seems fast and snappy. Value for the money coming from a Q6700 totally worth it, maybe from a newest CPU not so much?? Bottom Line, it performs amazingly. (Playing BF4, Fallout 4 and Rocket League like a boss)

calash 9 points 40 months ago
from completed build The Christmas Gift

For years i believed that the only good use for an i3 was a low power laptop. This chip has proven me wrong. It is a great entry to the Skylake generation and easily takes all the games I throw at it.

I have had no bottlenecks with the GeForce 960.

Sjuryadi 20 points 39 months ago


tomtomj2 18 points 39 months ago

This CPU is the best budget CPU ever! At a healthy 3.7 GHz this thing butters through every game I throw at it. Would recommend for budget gaming rigs, and simple office workstations. Runs nice and cool too with the stock cooler.

dragonspawn 9 points 38 months ago

Great CPU for budget builds looking to maintain an upgrade path. It even manages to hold its own against some current triple-A games (Only tested Assassin's Creed: Syndicate personally) when assisted by a graphics card. I can't testify as to the effectiveness of the built-in graphics.

xDiiThy 2 points 38 months ago
from completed build Sentinel Blackout

41W TDP I think and runs at max 69 degrees with stock cooler and stock Thermal Paste. Runs all games and comes with hyper threading and future upgrade ability on the new DDR4 platform of lga 1151. High clock speed as well.