Intel Core i5-3550 vs Intel Core i3-6100

Intel Core i5-3550
Intel Socket 1155 DESKTOP
3300 MHz / Cores: 4 / Apr 2012
Intel Core i5-3550

Intel Core i3-6100
Intel Socket 1151 DESKTOP
3700 MHz / Cores: 2 / Sep 2015
Intel Core i3-6100

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i5-3550
    100%
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    116%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-3550
    100%
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    139%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-3550
    107%
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i5-3550

7% higher multi threaded performance.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i3-6100

Much higher single threaded performance (around 39% higher), makes a noticeable performance difference in gaming and the majority of applications.
This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).

No winner

Gaming

No clear winner declared


No winner

Productivity

No clear winner declared


Specifications

Features

Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Core i3-6100
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4.2
AVX
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
TXT
VT-x
VT-d
AES-NI
SSE4.1
AVX2
Hyper-Threading
TSX
CLMUL
FMA3

Architecture

Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Core i3-6100
Architecture Intel_IvyBridge vs Intel_Skylake
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR3 vs DDR3, DDR4
Codename Ivy Bridge vs Skylake
Release Date Apr 2012 vs Sep 2015

Cores

Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Core i3-6100
Cores 4 vs 2
Threads 4 vs 4
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics Intel HD 2500 vs Intel HD 530

Cache

Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Core i3-6100
L1 Cache 64 KB (per core) vs 64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache 256 KB (per core) vs 256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache 6144 KB (shared) vs 4096 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Core i3-6100
Socket Intel Socket 1155 vs Intel Socket 1151
Max Case Temp 67°C vs 65°C
Package FC-LGA12C vs
Die Size 160 mm² vs 150 mm²
Process 22 nm vs 14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Core i3-6100
Cpu Frequency 3300 MHz vs 3700 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 3700 MHz vs none
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage unknown vs unknown
TDP 77 W vs 51 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-3550
    3811 points
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    4255 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-3550
    13596 points
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    10297 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

GeekBench 3 (32-bit Multi Core)

  • Intel Core i5-3550
    9623
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    8336

points - higher is better

GeekBench 3 (64-bit Single Core)

  • Intel Core i5-3550
    3306
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    4975

points - higher is better

GeekBench 3 (64-bit Multi Core)

  • Intel Core i5-3550
    10522
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    10509

points - higher is better

GeekBench 3 (32-bit Single Core)

  • Intel Core i5-3550
    3039
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    3934

points - higher is better