Average Bench: 66.3% (142nd of 980)

Based on 6,969 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906E9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-7100 CPU @ 3.90GHz
Poor: 55%Average: 66.3% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-7100 averaged 33.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Single Core Floating Point Speed 118Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 115Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-7100 is just 16.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-7100 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 314Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 330Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,969 samples)
Min Avg Max
90.6 SC Int 112 120
96.8 SC Float 118 124
91.6 SC Mixed 115 122
91.9% 115 Pts
Min Avg Max
213 QC Int 282 306
233 QC Float 320 347
239 QC Mixed 306 330
68.6% 303 Pts
Min Avg Max
252 MC Int 290 306
284 MC Float 330 348
265 MC Mixed 314 334
46.6% 311 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 119
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 120
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 302
QC Float 342
QC Mixed 331
74% 325 Pts
MC Int 303
MC Float 344
MC Mixed 329
49% 325 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 117
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 121
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 296
QC Float 336
QC Mixed 312
71% 315 Pts
MC Int 298
MC Float 345
MC Mixed 324
48% 322 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,226,864 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i3-7100 Builds (Compare 3,254 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H - $40

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $486

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-7100 Processor (3M Cache, 3.90 GHz)
Code NameKaby Lake
Launch DateQ1'17
Processor Numberi3-7100
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$117.00
Clock Speed3.90 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
QPI Links0
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP51 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350.00 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.10 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Channels2
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
TSX-NIYes
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes

 Comments

Kaby Lake 7th generation Kaby Lake Core i3 processor...

Added 11 months ago.

Excellent

21 days ago.

Awesome for the price you can't find any better! Awesome for mid tier gaming or if you don't have enough money for your (bigger, more expensive) cpu at the moment but need one nonetheless


Excellent

13 days ago.

ca Numar de nuclee sant 2


Poor

10 days ago.

Good


Excellent

3 days ago.

Buen Precio y Muy buen rendimiento!


Good

1 month ago.

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Terrible

2 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

3 months ago.

All i3s except for the 7350k are rubbish.


Terrible

4 months ago.

it low for 4k


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