IntelBX80646I74790K
IntelBX80684I38100

4 Cores, 8 Threads @4.0GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q2 2014.

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 161,874 user samples
150,531 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 4 GHz
Poor: 70% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 45th / 1121
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
11,343 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Poor: 66% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 67th / 1121
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
84.8 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
78.1 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+13%
108 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
411 Pts +2% 404 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
632 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+53%
412 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
134 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+20%
112 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
492 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+11%
444 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
707 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+59%
445 Pts
Market Share
Based on 10,260,849 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.52 % Hugely higher market share.
+171%
0.56 %
Value
Value For Money
79.2 % 113 % Much better value.
+42%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
80 % 83 % +4%
Price
Price (score)
$350 $110 Much cheaper.
+69%
Age
Newest
50 Months 10 Months Much more recent.
+80%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+26%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+11%
3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+22%
3.6 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
136 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+26%
108 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
134 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+15%
117 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
493 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+15%
428 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
491 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+5%
466 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
674 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+57%
429 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
722 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+55%
467 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'14 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 6 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$339.00 - $350.00 N/A
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 8 GT/s DMI3
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2013D PCG 2015C (65W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V DDR4-2400
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.25 GHz 1.10 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
2 GB 64 GB
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 No
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4

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Intel’s i3-8100 from their 8th generation of Core processors is a mainstream quad-core CPU. It is the entry model of the latest Coffee Lake line up with a clock speed of 3.6 GHz. Previously, i3 Kaby Lake processors had two cores with hyperthreading, but now, i3 Coffee Lake processors have 4 cores and offer much better value for money in terms of dollars per core. With a performance profile that closely matches last years mid range Kaby Lake i5's (the then go-to mid range gaming choice) and a price tag of just $120, the i3-8100 represents excellent value for money. Unfortunately, like all Coffe Lake processors, the i3-8100 does require a new 300-series motherboard even though it shares the same LGA1151 socket as the previous generation of Kaby Lake 200 motherboards. Intel were clearly mindful of AMD's similarly priced quad core Ryzen 3 1200 which achieves very comparable single, and quad-core benchmarks to the i3-8100.  [Oct '17 CPUPro]

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