Encoding Performance

The Core i3-6100 was exceptionally fast in HandBrake as it pumped out 191fps making it 13% faster than the Core i3-4360, a surprisingly large margin indeed. Increasing the memory speed to 3000MHz didn't really help the Core i3-6100 as it managed just a single extra frame.

Compared to the i3-4360, the new 6100 provided some small gains in the x264 HD Benchmark which were enough to place it ahead of the i5-4430 in the second pass test. Again, moving from DDR4-2133 to DDR4-3000 memory made little to no difference here.

This time we find that the i3-6100 offers some decent performance gains over the i3-4360, though the move from DDR4-2133 to DDR4-3000 did little to aid performance.