Intel Core i5-3550 vs Intel Core i3-6100

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

Intel Core i3-6100
3300 MHz / Cores: 2 / Sep 2015
Intel Core i3-6100Intel Socket 1151
Type: Desktop

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 i5-3550Intel 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 i5-3550Intel Core i3-6100
ArchitectureIntel_IvyBridgevsIntel_Skylake
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR3vsDDR3, DDR4
CodenameIvy BridgevsSkylake
Release DateApr 2012vsSep 2015

Cores

Intel Core i5-3550Intel Core i3-6100
Cores4vs2
Threads4vs4
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsIntel HD 2500vsIntel HD 530

Cache

Intel Core i5-3550Intel Core i3-6100
L1 Cache64 KB (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache256 KB (per core)vs256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache6144 KB (shared)vs4096 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i5-3550Intel Core i3-6100
SocketIntel Socket 1155vsIntel Socket 1151
Max Case Temp67°Cvs65°C
PackageFC-LGA12Cvs
Die Size160 mm²vs150 mm²
Process22 nmvs14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i5-3550Intel Core i3-6100
Cpu Frequency3300 MHzvs3700 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed3700 MHzvsnone
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltageunknownvsunknown
TDP77 Wvs51 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
    10212 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