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Core i7-4500U vs i3-6100


Description
The i7-4500U is based on Haswell architecture while the i3-6100 is based on Skylake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i7-4500U gets a score of 68.3 k points while the i3-6100 gets 121.8 k points.

Summarizing, the i3-6100 is 1.8 times faster than the i7-4500U . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
40651
506e3
Core
Haswell
Skylake-S
Architecture
Base frecuency
1.8 GHz
3.7 GHz
Boost frecuency
3 GHz
3.7 GHz
Socket
BGA1168
LGA 1151
Cores/Threads
2 /2
2/2
TDP
15 W
51 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
4096 kB
4096 kB
Date
Jun 2013
September 2015

Non-optimized benchmark
The benchmark in Mode 0 (FPU) measures cpu performance with non-optimized software. It uses the basic µinstructions from the i386 architecture with the i387 floating point unit. This mode is compatible with all CPUs so it's practical to compare very different CPUs
Monothread
i7-4500U
i3-6100
Test#1 (Integers)
3313
3815 (15.14%)
Test#2 (FP)
8374
15652 (86.91%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3680
5140 (39.68%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3343
4282 (28.07%)
TOTAL
18711
28889 (54.40%)

Multithread

i7-4500U

i3-6100
Test#1 (Integers)
5207
7750 (48.83%)
Test#2 (FP)
18544
37327 (101.29%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
7797
12129 (55.56%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3545
3562 (0.51%)
TOTAL
35092
60768 (73.17%)

SSE3 optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode I (SSE) is optimized for the use of SIMD instructions with 128 bits register and the SSE set up to version 3. Nearly every modern CPU has support for this mode.
Monothread
i7-4500U
i3-6100
Test#1 (Integers)
10196
13759 (34.95%)
Test#2 (FP)
9233
19955 (116.13%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3894
5435 (39.59%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3291
4399 (33.67%)
TOTAL
26614
43549 (63.63%)

Multithread

i7-4500U

i3-6100
Test#1 (Integers)
19204
28987 (50.95%)
Test#2 (FP)
19017
45752 (140.58%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8308
12718 (53.09%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3222
3678 (14.16%)
TOTAL
49751
91135 (83.18%)

AVX optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode II (AVX) is optimized to used 256 bits registers beside the first version of the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The first AVX compatible CPU was released in 2011.
Monothread
i7-4500U
i3-6100
Test#1 (Integers)
10412
13775 (32.31%)
Test#2 (FP)
8970
21211 (136.46%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3821
5203 (36.19%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3385
3732 (10.24%)
TOTAL
26588
43921 (65.19%)

Multithread

i7-4500U

i3-6100
Test#1 (Integers)
19907
29019 (45.77%)
Test#2 (FP)
21470
49553 (130.80%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8534
12302 (44.15%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3531
3276 (-7.21%)
TOTAL
53442
94149 (76.17%)

AVX2 optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode III (AVX2), like AVX1, is optimized to used 256 bits registers beside the second version of the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The first AVX2 compatible CPU was released in 2013.
Monothread
i7-4500U
i3-6100
Test#1 (Integers)
17226
23824 (38.31%)
Test#2 (FP)
9053
21730 (140.04%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
4032
5170 (28.22%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3623
4106 (13.33%)
TOTAL
33933
54830 (61.58%)

Multithread

i7-4500U

i3-6100
Test#1 (Integers)
33150
54113 (63.24%)
Test#2 (FP)
22687
51405 (126.59%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8735
12696 (45.34%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3696
3626 (-1.91%)
TOTAL
68268
121840 (78.47%)

Performance/W
i7-4500U
i3-6100
Test#1 (Integers)
2210 points/W
1061 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
1512 points/W
1008 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
582 points/W
249 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
246 points/W
71 points/W
TOTAL
4551 points/W
2389 points/W

Performance/GHz
i7-4500U
i3-6100
Test#1 (Integers)
5742 points/GHz
6439 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3018 points/GHz
5873 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1344 points/GHz
1397 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1208 points/GHz
1110 points/GHz
TOTAL
11311 points/GHz
14819 points/GHz

Monothread performance graph
Monothread performance graphics gives the performance vs time. They are useful to measure the time it takes to the CPU to reach the maximum performance.

Usually, CPU's performance will be steady during these tests but if it has a slow frequency strategy, the first samples will show a lower score.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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Multithread performance graph
Multithread graphs measure the performance against a heavy load during certain time.

If CPU's TDP doesn't limit the frequency and the machine is properly cooled, performance should remain steady vs time. Otherwise, the performance score will oscillate or decrease over time.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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