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Intel Core i3-7100 vs Core i5-6300HQ

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3DMark Fire Strike Physics Score

Core i3-7100 6530 points
Core i5-6300HQ 5010 points
Difference: 1520 (30%)

Specification Charts

Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i3-7100 15.6 GT/s
Core i5-6300HQ 9.2 GT/s
Difference: 6.4 (70%)

Core Speed

Core i3-7100 3.9 GHz
Core i5-6300HQ 2.3 GHz
Difference: 1.6 (70%)


Core i3-7100 4
Core i5-6300HQ 4
Difference: 0 (0%)


Core i3-7100 51 Watts
Core i5-6300HQ 45 Watts
Difference: 6 (13%)

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Model Core i3-7100 Core i5-6300HQ
Manufacturer Intel Intel
Architecture Kaby Lake-S (14 nm) Skylake-H
Core Speed 3.9 GHz 2.3 GHz
Hyperthreading Yes No
Cores / Modules 2 4
Total Threads 4 4
Turbo 5/7/7/9
L2 Cache 2 x 256 KB 4 x 256 KB
L3 Cache 3 MB 6 MB
GPU Model HD Graphics 630 HD Graphics 530
TDP 51 Watts 45 Watts
Socket LGA 1151 BGA 1440
Released January 2017 2015-09-01