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Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor

( 4.9 Average / 69 Ratings )





Core i3-6100

Part #


Data Width




Operating Frequency




L1 Cache

2 x 32KB Instruction
2 x 32KB Data

L2 Cache

2 x 256KB

L3 Cache

1 x 3MB


14 nm

Thermal Design Power

47 Watts

Includes CPU Cooler




Maximum Supported Memory


Integrated Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 530

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Price History (Excluding Tax & Combo Deals) History:


from completed build The Cosa Loca (i3 Skylake)

For all the activities I've been doing like I mentioned in the description, this bad boy has been working phenomenally. I knew all I needed was an i3. Check the review for the GPU if you want some of the FPS I get on certain games.

Excellent CPU. Good value.

from completed build The Wonder Box [i3-6100/GTX 950]

Perfectly setup, cool and new, not much support in the way of bios.

from completed build The Red Bolt

Good CPU for it's price. Comes with a heatsink which is more than enough to keep it cool.

Runs at ~35 C?

from completed build Devastator

Very fast and efficient! It is great for gaming and in games like BO2 I get 60 fps on ultra at 900p! It is also usable for some video editing as well.

from completed build Derelicte Skylake

Cheapest Skylake available. Heard good stories about this little fellow and I went for it. CPU is not fully battle tested yet but it seems fast and snappy. Value for the money coming from a Q6700 totally worth it, maybe from a newest CPU not so much?? Bottom Line, it performs amazingly. (Playing BF4, Fallout 4 and Rocket League like a boss)

from completed build The Christmas Gift

For years i believed that the only good use for an i3 was a low power laptop. This chip has proven me wrong. It is a great entry to the Skylake generation and easily takes all the games I throw at it.

I have had no bottlenecks with the GeForce 960.


This CPU is the best budget CPU ever! At a healthy 3.7 GHz this thing butters through every game I throw at it. Would recommend for budget gaming rigs, and simple office workstations. Runs nice and cool too with the stock cooler.

Great CPU for budget builds looking to maintain an upgrade path. It even manages to hold its own against some current triple-A games (Only tested Assassin's Creed: Syndicate personally) when assisted by a graphics card. I can't testify as to the effectiveness of the built-in graphics.