Intel Core i5-6400 vs Intel Core i3-6100

Intel Core i5-6400
Intel Socket 1151DESKTOP
2700 MHz / Cores: 4 / Jul 2015
Intel Core i5-6400

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

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i5-6400
    100%
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    113%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-6400
    100%
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    135%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-6400
    110%
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i5-6400

10% higher multi threaded performance.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i3-6100

Much higher single threaded performance (around 35% higher), makes a noticeable performance difference in gaming and the majority of applications.
Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the Intel Core i5-6400.
Around 13% higher average synthetic performance.

Intel Core i3-6100

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i3-6100

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

No winner

Productivity

No clear winner declared



Specifications

Features

Intel Core i5-6400Intel Core i3-6100
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4.2
AVX
AVX2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
VT-d
AES-NI
TSX
TXT
CLMUL
FMA3
F16C
BMI1
BMI2
vPro
Boost 2.0
SSE4.1
Hyper-Threading

Architecture

Intel Core i5-6400Intel Core i3-6100
ArchitectureIntel_SkylakevsIntel_Skylake
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR3, DDR4
CodenameSkylakevsSkylake
Release DateJul 2015vsSep 2015

Cores

Intel Core i5-6400Intel Core i3-6100
Cores4vs2
Threads4vs4
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsIntel HD 530

Cache

Intel Core i5-6400Intel 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 i5-6400Intel Core i3-6100
SocketIntel Socket 1151vsIntel Socket 1151
Max Case Temp72°Cvs65°C
PackageFC-LGA12Cvs
Die Size177mm²vs150mm²
Process14 nmvs14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i5-6400Intel Core i3-6100
Cpu Frequency2700 MHzvs3700 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed3300 MHzvsnone
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltageunknownvsunknown
TDP65 Wvs51 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-6400
    3795 points
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    4255 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-6400
    12420 points
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    10297 points

Points - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

GeekBench 3 (32-bit Multi Core)

  • Intel Core i5-6400
    10168
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    8336

points - higher is better

GeekBench 3 (64-bit Single Core)

  • Intel Core i5-6400
    3324
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    4975

points - higher is better

GeekBench 3 (64-bit Multi Core)

  • Intel Core i5-6400
    10338
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    10509

points - higher is better

GeekBench 3 (32-bit Single Core)

  • Intel Core i5-6400
    3252
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    3934

points - higher is better