Product Features
  • 2 Cores & 4 Threads
  • 3.7 GHz Clock Speed
  • FCLGA1151 Socket
  • 3MB Intel Smart Cache
  • Intel HD Graphics 530

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The Core i3-6100 Dual-Core LGA 1151 Processor from Intel has a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz and comes with features such as Intel Hyper-Threading technology. With Intel Hyper-Threading technology, the processor delivers two processing threads per physical core. Additionally, this processor features two cores with four threads in a FCLGA1151 socket and has 3MB of Intel Smart Cache memory. Having two cores allows the processor to run multiple programmes simultaneously without slowing down the system, while the four threads allow applications to complete tasks sooner by working in parallel. This processor also supports up to 64GB of DDR4-1866/2133 and DDR3L-1333/1600 MHz RAM, has SSE4.1/4.2 & AVX 2.0 Extensions, as well as AES New Instructions, 14nm semiconductor technology, and a system bus of 8 GT/s. Graphically, the Core i3-6100 Dual-Core processor is powered by integrated Intel HD Graphics 530.

Key Features


Intel Smart Cache
CPU Cache is an area of fast memory located on the processor. Intel Smart Cache refers to the architecture that allows all cores to dynamically share access to the last level cache

A bus is a subsystem that transfers data between computer components or between computers. Types include front-side bus (FSB), which carries data between the CPU and memory controller hub; direct media interface (DMI), which is a point-to-point interconnection between an Intel integrated memory controller and an Intel I/O controller hub on the computer's motherboard; and Quick Path Interconnect (QPI), which is a point-to-point interconnect between the CPU and the integrated memory controller

Instruction Set

Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions are additional instructions which can increase performance when the same operations are performed on multiple data objects. These can include SSE (Streaming SIMD Extensions) and AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions)

Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available indicates products that offer extended purchase availability for intelligent systems and embedded solutions. Product certification and use condition applications can be found in the Production Release Qualification (PRQ) report. See your Intel representative for details

Lithography refers to the semiconductor technology used to manufacture an integrated circuit, and is reported in nanometres (nm), indicative of the size of features built on the semiconductor

Thermal Solution Specification
Intel Reference Heat Sink specification for proper operation of this SKU


# of Cores
Cores is a hardware term that describes the number of independent central processing units in a single computing component (die or chip)

# of Threads
A thread, or thread of execution, is a software term for the basic ordered sequence of instructions that can be passed through or processed by a single CPU core

Processor Base Frequency
Processor Base Frequency describes the rate at which the processor's transistors open and close. The processor base frequency is the operating point where TDP is defined. Frequency is measured in gigahertz (GHz), or billion cycles per second

Thermal Design Power (TDP) represents the average power, in watts, the processor dissipates when operating at Base Frequency with all cores active under an Intel-defined, high-complexity workload. Refer to Datasheet for thermal solution requirements

Memory Specifications

Max Memory Size
Max memory size refers to the maximum memory capacity (in GB) supported by the processor

Memory Types
Intel processors come in four different types: a Single Channel, Dual Channel, Triple Channel, and Flex Mode

Max # of Memory Channels
The number of memory channels refers to the bandwidth operation for real world application

Max Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory bandwidth is the maximum rate at which data can be read from or stored into a semiconductor memory by the processor (in GB/s)

ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported indicates processor support for Error-Correcting Code memory. ECC memory is a type of system memory that can detect and correct common kinds of internal data corruption. Note that ECC memory support requires both processor and chipset support

Graphics Specifications

Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base frequency refers to the rated/guaranteed graphics render clock frequency in MHz

Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics max dynamic frequency refers to the maximum opportunistic graphics render clock frequency (in MHz) that can be supported using Intel HD Graphics with Dynamic Frequency feature

Graphics Output
Graphics Output defines the interfaces available to communicate with display devices

4K Support
4K support indicates the product's support of 4K resolution, defined here as minimum 3850 x 2160

Max Resolution (Intel WiDi)
Max Resolution (Wireless) is the maximum resolution supported by the processor via a wireless interface (24 bits per pixel & 60 Hz). System or device display resolution is dependant on multiple system design factors; actual resolution may be lower on your system

Max Resolution (HDMI 1.4)
Max Resolution (HDMI) is the maximum resolution supported by the processor via the HDMI interface (24 bits per pixel & 60 Hz). System or device display resolution is dependant on multiple system design factors; actual resolution may be lower on your system

Max Resolution (DP)
Max Resolution (DP) is the maximum resolution supported by the processor via the DP interface (24 bits per pixel & 60 Hz). System or device display resolution is dependant on multiple system design factors; actual resolution may be lower on your system

Max Resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel)
Max Resolution (Integrated Flat Panel) is the maximum resolution supported by the processor for a device with an integrated flat panel (24 bits per pixel & 60 Hz). System or device display resolution is dependant on multiple system design factors; actual resolution may be lower on your device

DirectX Support
DirectX indicates support for a specific version of Microsoft's collection of API's (Application Programming Interfaces) for handling multimedia compute tasks

OpenGL Support
OpenGL (Open Graphics Library) is a cross-language, multi-platform API (Application Programming Interface) for rendering 2D and 3D vector graphics

Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel Quick Sync Video delivers fast conversion of video for portable media players, online sharing, and video editing and authoring

Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology provides stereoscopic 3-D Blu-ray playback in full 1080p resolution over HDMI 1.4 and premium audio

Intel Insider
Intel Insider delivers premium HD content to an Ultrabook or PC

Intel Wireless Display
Intel Wireless Display is technology that enables wireless streaming of movies, photos, websites, and more from an Ultrabook or PC to an HDTV

Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology, like its predecessor, Intel Clear Video Technology, is a suite of image decode and processing technologies built into the integrated processor graphics that improve video playback, delivering cleaner, sharper images, more natural, accurate, and vivid colours, and a clear and stable video picture. Intel Clear Video HD Technology adds video quality enhancements for richer colour and more realistic skin tones

Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology is a suite of image decode and processing technologies built into the integrated processor graphics that improve video playback, delivering cleaner, sharper images, more natural, accurate, and vivid colours, and a clear and stable video picture

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision is the version supported by the processor. Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (or PCIe) is a high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard for attaching hardware devices to a computer. The different PCI Express versions support different data rates

PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express (PCIe) Configurations describes the PCIe lane combinations that can be used to link the processor PCIe lanes to PCIe devices

Max # of PCI Express Lanes
A PCI Express (PCIe) lane consists of two differential signalling pairs, one for receiving data, one for transmitting data, and is the basic unit of the PCIe bus. # of PCI Express Lanes is the total number supported by the processor

Package Specifications

Case Temperature is the maximum temperature allowed at the processor Integrated Heat Spreader (IHS)

Sockets Supported
The socket is the component that provides the mechanical and electrical connections between the processor and motherboard

Advanced Technologies

Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel HT Technology) delivers two processing threads per physical core. Highly threaded applications can get more work done in parallel, completing tasks sooner

Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) continues from the existing support for IA-32 (VT-x) and Itanium processor (VT-i) virtualization adding new support for I/O-device virtualization. Intel VT-d can help end users improve security and reliability of the systems and also improve performance of I/O devices in virtualized environments

Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT), also known as Second Level Address Translation (SLAT), provides acceleration for memory intensive virtualized applications. Extended Page Tables in Intel Virtualization Technology platforms reduces the memory and power overhead costs and increases battery life through hardware optimisation of page table management

Intel 64
Intel 64 architecture delivers 64-bit computing on server, workstation, desktop, and mobile platforms when combined with supporting software. Intel 64 architecture improves performance by allowing systems to address more than 4GB of both virtual and physical memory

Idle States
Idle States (C-states) are used to save power when the processor is idle. C0 is the operational state, meaning that the CPU is doing useful work. C1 is the first idle state, C2 the second, and so on, where more power saving actions are taken for numerically higher C-states

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology is an advanced means of enabling high performance while meeting the power-conservation needs of mobile systems. Conventional Intel SpeedStep Technology switches both voltage and frequency in tandem between high and low levels in response to processor load. Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology builds upon that architecture using design strategies such as Separation between Voltage and Frequency Changes, and Clock Partitioning and Recovery

Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Thermal Monitoring Technologies protect the processor package and the system from thermal failure through several thermal management features. An on-die Digital Thermal Sensor (DTS) detects the core's temperature, and the thermal management features reduce package power consumption and thereby temperature when required in order to remain within normal operating limits

Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology is a built-in security token technology that helps provide a simple, tamper-resistant method for protecting access to your online customer and business data from threats and fraud. Intel IPT provides a hardware-based proof of a unique user's PC to websites, financial institutions, and network services; providing verification that it is not malware attempting to login. Intel IPT can be a key component in two-factor authentication solutions to protect your information at websites and business log-ins

Intel Small Business Advantage
Intel Small Business Advantage provides small businesses with out-the-box features to enhance the security and productivity of their small business with software monitor, data backup and restore, USB port blocker, health centre, and wireless display

Intel Data Protection Technology

Intel AES New Instructions
Intel AES New Instructions (Intel AES-NI) are a set of instructions that enable fast and secure data encryption and decryption. AES-NI are valuable for a wide range of cryptographic applications, for example: applications that perform bulk encryption/decryption, authentication, random number generation, and authenticated encryption

Secure Key
Intel Secure Key consists of a digital random number generator that creates truly random numbers to strengthen encryption algorithms

Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX)
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX) provide applications the ability to create hardware enforced trusted execution protection for their applications' sensitive routines and data. Run-time execution is protected from observation or tampering by any other software (including privileged software) in a system

Intel Memory Protection Extensions (Intel MPX)
Intel Memory Protection Extensions (Intel MPX) provides a set of hardware features that can be used by software in conjunction with compiler changes to cheque that memory references intended at compile time do not become unsafe at runtime due to buffer overflow or underflow

Intel Platform Protection Technology

Execute Disable Bit
Execute Disable Bit is a hardware-based security feature that can reduce exposure to viruses and malicious-code attacks and prevent harmful software from executing and propagating on the server or network

Processor Numberi3-6100
Intel Smart Cache3 MB
DMI38 GT/s
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableYes
Lithography14 nm
Scalability1S Only
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65 W)
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Processor Base Frequency3.7 GHz
Memory Specifications
Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35 V
Max # of Memory Channels2
Max Memory Bandwidth34.1 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedYes
Graphics Specifications
Processor GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 530
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.05 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory1.7 GB
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
4K SupportYes, at 60 Hz
Max Resolution (Intel WiDi)1080p
Max Resolution (HDMI 1.4)4096 x 2304 @ 24 Hz
Max Resolution (DP)4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
Max Resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel)4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
Max Resolution (VGA)N/A
DirectX Support12
OpenGL Support4.4
Intel Quick Sync VideoYes
Intel InTru 3D TechnologyYes
Intel InsiderYes
Intel Wireless DisplayYes
Intel Clear Video HD TechnologyYes
Intel Clear Video TechnologyYes
# of Displays Supported3
Device IDox1902
Expansion Options
PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16
Package Specifications
Max CPU Configuration1
Package Size37.5 x 37.5 mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography14 nm
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151
Low Halogen Options AvailableSee MDDS
Advanced Technologies
Intel Turbo Boost TechnologyNo
Intel vPro TechnologyNo
Intel Hyper-Threading TechnologyYes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x)Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/OYes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Intel TSX-NINo
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep TechnologyYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Intel Identity Protection TechnologyYes
Intel Stable Image Platform Programme (SIPP)No
Intel Small Business AdvantageYes
Intel Data Protection Technology
Intel AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX)Yes
Intel Memory Protection Extensions (Intel MPX)Yes
Intel Platform Protection Technology
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechnologyNo
Execute Disable BitYes
Intel Core i3-6100 3.7 GHz Dual-Core LGA 1151 Processor (Retail)
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