Intel Core i5-6500 vs Intel Core i3-6100

Intel Core i5-6500
Intel Socket 1151DESKTOP
3200 MHz / Cores: 4 / Jul 2015
Intel Core i5-6500

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

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i5-6500
    113%
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-6500
    100%
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    114%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-6500
    130%
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i5-6500

Much higher multi threaded performance (around 30% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i3-6100

14% higher single threaded performance.
Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the Intel Core i5-6500.

No winner

Gaming

No clear winner declared


Intel Core i5-6500

Productivity

HWBench recommends Intel Core i5-6500

Based on productivity benchmarks, overall multithreaded performance and theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Features

Intel Core i5-6500Intel 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 i5-6500Intel Core i3-6100
ArchitectureIntel_SkylakevsIntel_Skylake
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR3, DDR4
CodenameSkylakevsSkylake
Release DateJul 2015vsSep 2015

Cores

Intel Core i5-6500Intel Core i3-6100
Cores4vs2
Threads4vs4
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsIntel HD 530

Cache

Intel Core i5-6500Intel 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 i5-6500Intel Core i3-6100
SocketIntel Socket 1151vsIntel Socket 1151
Max Case Temp72°Cvs65°C
PackageFC-LGA12Cvs
Die Size177mm²vs150mm²
Process14 nmvs14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i5-6500Intel Core i3-6100
Cpu Frequency3200 MHzvs3700 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed3600 MHzvsnone
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltageunknownvsunknown
TDP65 Wvs51 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-6500
    4140 points
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    4255 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-6500
    14720 points
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    10297 points

Points - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

GeekBench 3 (32-bit Multi Core)

  • Intel Core i5-6500
    10602
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    8336

points - higher is better

GeekBench 3 (64-bit Single Core)

  • Intel Core i5-6500
    3693
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    4975

points - higher is better

GeekBench 3 (64-bit Multi Core)

  • Intel Core i5-6500
    11265
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    10509

points - higher is better

GeekBench 3 (32-bit Single Core)

  • Intel Core i5-6500
    3438
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    3934

points - higher is better

Rendering: POV-Ray 3.7

  • Intel Core i5-6500
    1367
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    877

points per second - higher is better

7-zip

  • Intel Core i5-6500
    14559
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    11393

MIPS - higher is better

3D Particle Movement (Single Threaded)

  • Intel Core i5-6500
    117.2
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    123.44

points - higher is better

3D Particle Movement (Multi Threaded)

  • Intel Core i5-6500
    356.76
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    370.03

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-6500
    151
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    154

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-6500
    541.5
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    321

points - higher is better