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.

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Processor Name

Intel Core i3-6100U

CPU Family

6th Generation Intel Core “Skylake”

Number of Cores


CPU Clock Speed


Cache Size


Memory Support

DDR3 1600MHz, DDR3 1866MHz, DDR4 2133MHz

Integrated Graphics

Intel HD 520

Power Consumption


Production Technology


Typical Use

Mainstream Laptops & 2-in-1 PCs


Intel HyperThreading, Intel QuickSync, VT-d Virtualization, VT-x Virtualization

PassMark CPU Test Score


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