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Intel Core i3-6100 vs Intel Core i3-8100 gaming benchmark

Intel Core i3-6100 vs Intel Core i3-8100

Processor comparisons   04-02-2023
   If you are thinking about choosing a CPU, you will be able to make a choice by looking at the Intel Core i3-6100 vs Intel Core i3-8100 tests and see which is better for games or normal use for streaming, machine learning, video editing, rendering, programming. Here is all information from several benchmarks or real video editing and streaming tests. A step-by-step analysis of all the specifications, to make it easier to understand, is presented in the form of the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of parallel examination in special test applications like AIDA64, 3DMark, RealBench, GeekBench 6, 5.2, Dolphin Emulator, Blender, Prime95, WPrime, PassMark, 7zip, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), MATLAB, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Gears 5, Furmark, PCMark 10, Handbrake, UserBenchmark, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, SuperPi, VeraCrypt, Blender.
   And how good the CPUs are in games:
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Apex Legends
  • Last Man Standing
  • Valorant
  • Fallout 76
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Halo Infinite
  • Death Stranding
  • Borderlands 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Fortnite
  • Valheim
  • Overwatch
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla

   After reading the results these benchmarks and videos, you can already make an briefed decision about which processor is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i3-8100 or Intel Core i3-6100.

Intel Core i3-6100
Intel Core i3-8100

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors
Processor Benchmark
Core i3-610051% Core i3-810052%
This shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i3-8100 is 1% better than Core i3-6100. The data source is several popular tests. Detailed information can be found below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i3-610051% Core i3-810052%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor at the moment. And of course, this is a server processor, on which no one will run games. Because this processor costs several tens of thousands of dollars. Therefore, if you think that the selected CPU has a low game result, look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the final table below.
List of other games in which processors were compared: Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Forza Horizon 4, DOTA 2A, Metro Exodus, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Half-Life: Alyx, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Hitman 3, Control, Microsoft Flight Simulator, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Ghostrunner, NBA 2K20, Horizon Zero Dawn, League of Legends (LOL), Monster Hunter World, Battlefield V.

Gaming benchmark

Cyberpunk 207757.558.4
Apex Legends96.598.0
Call of Duty Warzone77.078.2
Red Dead Redemption 270.871.9
DOOM Eternal51.352.1
Assassin's Creed86.287.5
The numbers in this table indicate the maximum FPS that was received on the device with the corresponding processor. Depending on the configuration of the computer (RAM size and Video Card) and graphics quality settings (Ultra, Medium, Normal), the results may differ quite significantly. We recommend that you better study the results of the Cinebench, GeekBench and Passmark becnmarks.
The tested computers not only did they have different amounts of RAM and different video cards. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: 2K, 4K or FullHD. Therefore, the game benchmark data is approximate. But all video cards met the average system requirements of games. To be sure exactly how much performance the processor will be in games, if you get acquainted with the benchmarks that are made with the same video card that is installed in your computer.

Power consumption
Core i3-610068% Core i3-810053%
To make a final decision on which processor is better, you should also consider the generation of its core. It is clear that the newer the generation, the better the performance of the processor in games and benchmarks, as well as its energy efficiency. In this case the Core i3-6100 is more energy efficient than the Core i3-8100 since it has less power consumption: 51W vs. 65W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, you need to know its TDP. It is necessary to count so that the TDP data specified in the cooler specification is greater than the TDP of the compared processor.

Software benchmarks

If you plan to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for machine learning, video rendering or video editing, streaming, programming, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the processor uses all cores and threads that it has to the maximum to reach maximum performance. You will find out this data from the benchmark tables below. Before you take into account the data from these tests, be sure to check whether the program you are going to use on your computer supports multi-threaded mode. Since there are still many programs that use only one core to work, and all the advantages of multi-core mode are unused.
Cinebench 23, 20 an 15
The results of this benchmark show Single-threaded and Multi-threaded CPU performance
Intel Core i3-6100 Intel Core i3-8100
Cinbench 15 Single-core152154
Cinbench 15 Multi-core392616
Cinbench 20 Single-core368364
Cinbench 20 Multi-core9161444
Cinbench 23 Single-core538792
Cinbench 23 Multi-core20903076

This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i3-6100 Intel Core i3-8100

GeekBench 6, 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i3-6100 Intel Core i3-8100

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the most helpful will be the release date of the processor and the possibility of overclocking it. The newer the processor, the longer it will last you. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system in the future. The same benefits from the presence of overclocking. When the processor can be overclocked, thereby increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain maximum FPS in the newest games. It turns out that there is no longer a need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer. The savings are obvious!

Intel Core i3-6100 Intel Core i3-8100
Announcement dateSeptember 17, 2015December 24, 2017
Core nameSkylakeCoffee Lake
Turbo Frequency
Frequency3.7 MHz3.6 MHz
Bus rate8 GT/s8 GT/s
Lithography14 nm14 nm
Transistors count2460 millions2460 millions
Power consumption (TDP)51 W65 W
Memory typeDDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35VDDR4-2400
Max. Memory64 Gb64 Gb
Memory Frequency
Memory bandwidth34.1 GB/s37.5 GB/s
L1 cache
L2 cache
L3 cache3 MB6 MB
Supports ECCYesYes
Part numberExpansion Options
Expansion Options
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i3-6100 is 2% better than Core i3-8100 in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Core i3-8100 has 2 more core than Core i3-6100. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption (relevant for laptops).

The number of parameters for which Intel Core i3-6100 is better: 4
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i3-8100 is better: 24
   However, it should be understood that the summary data in the text above do not mean that you should be guided entirely by them and trust a simple comparison of these figures. Better to watch the video tests and read the reviews of of people who bought Intel Core i3-6100 and Intel Core i3-8100 before making a decision which processor to buy for gaming and which not.
Intel Core i3-6100 - all data

•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 6, 5.2 score
Intel Core i3-8100 - all data

•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 6, 5.2 score

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