Intel Core i3-6100U 6th Gen ‘Skylake’ Lower-Mid-Tier Laptop CPU

The 6th Generation Intel Core i3-6100U is a lower-mid-range processor for notebook computers. The chip is an ideal solution for those who want smooth completion of the daily tasks, but want to save money by avoiding pricier Intel Core i5– and i7-based laptops. The i5 and i7 are a better option if you plan to use your laptop for some hardware-intensive work like media creation. Their better performance is greatly influenced by inclusion of Intel TurboBoost clock speed boosting technology, which is missing on the 2.3GHz i3-6100U. On the other hand, HyperThreading technology for multiple computing threads per core is present on the i3, as opposed to cheaper and slower CPUs like the Pentium N3700.

Intel Core i3-6100U PassMark CPU Benchmark

Intel Core i3-6100U 6th Gen Skylake Benchmark

The 6th Gen “Skylake” Intel Core i3-6100U as a successor of the 5th Gen “Broadwell” i3 doesn’t bring very significant performance gains. The newer version delivers some power efficiency and media playback improvements, as well as new and slightly faster Intel HD 520 integrated graphics.

You can check out laptops with the i3-6100U here.

Specifications of the Intel Core i3-6100U

Here's the specs sheet of the Intel Core i3-6100U:

Processor Name

Intel Core i3-6100U

CPU Family

6th Generation Intel Core "Skylake"

Number of Cores

Dual-core / 2 threads per core

CPU Clock Speed


Cache Size


Memory Support

DDR3 (1866 MHz max. speed)

DDR4 (2133 MHz max. speed)

Integrated Graphics

Intel HD 520

Power Consumption


Production Technology


Typical Use

Mainstream laptops & 2-in-1 PCs


Intel HyperThreading

Intel QuickSync Video

VT-d virtualization

VT-x virtualization

User Benchmark Average CPU Score



Written by Dan on April 25, 2016

User reviews and Q&A on the Intel Core i3-6100U

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  1. Stankey

    What’s the RAM capacity for this?

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    • Danijel Z

      Laptops with the i3-6100U can support up to 32GB of RAM. That’s in case when a laptop with the i3-6010 has two RAM slots. If it has only one RAM slot, than you can have up to 16GB.

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