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Is there a Catch to the Cache Count?

By captaincranky
Dec 27, 2015
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  1. I'm looking at 2 different Core i3 Skylake processors. The Core i3-6300: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117622 Which runs @ 3.8 Ghz , and the Core i3-6100 3M 3.7 Ghz: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=2MN-0004-00002

    I'm thinking you wouldn't really notice the speed bump from a 3.7 Ghz clock to the 3.8 Ghz model.

    But, the slower unit (i3-6100) only has 3 MB of L3 cache, while the quicker i3-6300, has 4 MB of L3 cache.

    Do you think that would a deal breaker, or something else which would go largely unnoticed?
    There's a $25.00 price penalty on the i3-6300, @ $154.99, vs. $129.99 for the i3-6100.

    Both CPUs carry the same "Intel 530" IGP package.
     
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