Intel Pentium P6100 mobile dual core processor
Table : Intel Pentium P6100 Features and Specs
|Feature||Intel Pentium P6100|
|Core Frequency||2.00 GHz|
|No. Of Cores||2 (No Hyperthreading)|
|Cache Organization||512KB L2 + 3MB L3|
|Turbo Frequency||No Turbo|
|TDP Rating||35 Watts|
|64 Bit Support||Y|
|Integrated Memory Controller||DDR3-1066|
|Integrated Graphics||Yes, Base 500 MHz, Turbo 667 MHz|
Table : Intel Pentium P6100 Benchmarking
|Benchmarks||Intel Pentium P6100|
|Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)||50 seconds|
|3D Mark 06 CPU||1840|
|Windows 7 Experience Score||5.7|
The nominal clock frequency of the intel Pentium P6100 processor is 2.0 GHz. The Pentium P6100 is a dual core processor based upon the Arrandale architecture, the same architecture that powers the Intel Core i3 processors. However, the Pentium P6100 will have slightly inferior performance as compared to the similarly clocked Core i3 processor, mainly because the Hyperthreading is disabled. However, its performance is better than the similarly clocked core 2 processor owing mainly to the Integrated Memory Controller.
Intel Pentium P6100 Architecture
The package of the intel pentium P6100 consists of two dies. The first die contains a pair of 2 GHz processor sharing a 3 MB of L3 cache. The second die has an integrated DDR3 memory controller and an integrated HD graphics controller. The graphics controller runs at 500 MHz. The second die is manufactured using 45 nm lithography.
Built with 32 nm Lithography, the pentium P6100 processor has 2 cores. The P6100 has TDP rating of 35 Watts, which is suitable for the low power ( but not ultra low power) notebooks.
The communication with the chipset in P6100 is using high speed, high bandwidth differential DMI bus. This fast bus increases the throughput of the data communication with the peripherals.
Some benchmark results are available for Pentium P6100. The passmark score gives it a score of 1607 ( By comparison Intel Core i5 750 has a score of 4219). More benchmark results for Pentium P6100 are awaited.
Here are some of the Pros and Cons of the Pentium P6100
Pros of Intel Pentium P6100
- Competitively priced.
- Has integrated DDR3 memory controller.
- Integrated graphics controller – keeps the system cost low by eliminating the need of external graphics chip and still giving acceptable graphics performance
Cons of Intel Pentium P6100
- Does not support turbo boost for processor.
- Does not support Virtualization (VT-x)
- No support for AES.
Some of the recent notebook with Intel Pentium P6100 seen in the market include Acer eMachines D732 and E732, Lenovo IdeaPad Z360 and Z560 notebooks, Acer AS5742Z-4685 15.6-Inch Laptop, Fujitsu LIFEBOOK NH570 and LIFEBOOK A530/AH530, Lenovo G560 among others.
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