Intel 3.70 GHz Core i3-6100 3M Cache Processor Review
The latest processor that Intel has come up with is Skylake. The Intel 3.70 GHz Core i3-6100 3M Cache Processor is a complete Skylake processor and not a renamed older version of the same. The main difference from the previous generations is that the manufacturing process has developed from 20nm to 16nm and upgradations to silicon have been made to improve performance and reduce energy consumption. Because it is a lower end chip, you will notice some compromises, but none of these reduces its efficiency. The processor provides 3MB cache and the processor graphics provided are Intel HD 530 graphics. This processor has 2 physical cores, 4 logical cores or threads and 3 MB L3 cache memory.
One severe limitation is that they do not have Turbo Boost which does not allow them to overclock to run at higher speeds. However, this limitation may not be one for few customers as it already runs at 3.7GHz without a Turbo Booster. As most games are still single threaded, this is the best gaming processor one can ask for. The processor only has two cores and therefore has lesser energy requirements. It has a 51-watt TDP, and despite this, it works at 47 watts during overload.
The processor isn’t expensive. It also device protection technology with BIOS Guard 2.0 and boot guard protects the system during boot. This GPU incorporates support for HVEC, VP8 AND VP9 to run ultra HD 4K video hyper threading. This processor also provides a maximum memory of 64GB and provides three display supports. The Intel 3.7GHz Core i3-6100 3M Cache Processor supports DDR4-1866/2133 and DDR3L-1333/1600 memory type at 1.35 volts. The chipsets this processor is compatible with are Intel H170 chipset, Intel H110 chipset, Intel Z170 chipset, Intel Q170 chipset, Intel Q150 chipset and Intel B150 chipset. Gamers will prefer Core i3 as it is a better value product. It clocks well when paired with faster memory. The Core i3 6100 is considerably faster, and the surrounding chipset is light-years ahead in terms of features and upgrades paths as well. This processor may bottleneck while using CPU intensive games which makes us realize how important performance is.