Average Bench: 81.6% (43rd of 981)

Based on 1,630 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EB Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-8100 CPU @ 3.60GHz

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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Poor: 67%Average: 81.6% Great: 86%
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i3-8100 averaged just 18.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i3-8100 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Floating Point Speed 438Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 411Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-8100 is just 19.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-8100 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 446Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 432Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,630 samples)
Min Avg Max
104 SC Int 108 111
110 SC Float 115 118
107 SC Mixed 112 114
89.5% 112 Pts
Min Avg Max
311 QC Int 411 445
341 QC Float 438 469
323 QC Mixed 423 455
96.1% 424 Pts
Min Avg Max
355 MC Int 420 444
375 MC Float 446 472
366 MC Mixed 432 459
64.8% 433 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 113
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 116
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 445
QC Float 478
QC Mixed 462
105% 462 Pts
MC Int 449
MC Float 477
MC Mixed 463
69% 463 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 111
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 439
QC Float 467
QC Mixed 452
103% 453 Pts
MC Int 440
MC Float 465
MC Mixed 453
68% 453 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 111
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 440
QC Float 467
QC Mixed 450
102% 452 Pts
MC Int 410
MC Float 459
MC Mixed 458
66% 442 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 111
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 300
QC Float 300
QC Mixed 268
66% 289 Pts
MC Int 380
MC Float 395
MC Mixed 396
58% 390 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,886,136 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i3-8100 Builds (Compare 1,294 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
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Desktop
Desktop 73%
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Workstation
Workstation 49%
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Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $800

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-8100 Processor (6M Cache, 3.60 GHz)
Code NameCoffee Lake
Launch DateQ4'17
Processor Numberi3-8100
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed3.60 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP65 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350 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 TypesDDR4-2400
Memory Channels2
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16 or 2x8 or 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
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

8th generation Coffee Lake processor....

Added 3 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

Best performance/price cpu. imo


Excellent

11 hrs ago.

Хороший и бюджетный процессор


Excellent

9 days ago.

it good


Poor

2 days ago.

Cheap and Ultra Power


Good

9 hrs ago.

I LIKE IT


Terrible

2 hrs ago.

best value cpu better than r3 1300x


Poor

22 days ago.

O melhor processador custo x benefício atualmente (2017)


Poor

17 hrs ago.

Stupendo miglior del Ryzen 5 1500X


Good

6 days ago.

lmao is way better then a i3 7100 lol


Good

2 days ago.

Gran procesador calidad precio. De lo mejorcito


Excellent

9 days ago.

Offers pretty much the same as a i5 7500 but much cheaper


Good

1 day ago.

yes


Good

4 days ago.

cheaper and powerfull


Good

3 months ago.


Good

23 days ago.

BESTT for 2017


Excellent

7 days ago.

in the games is better even when the r3 1300x oc


Good

2 months ago.

It's an i5-7500 for an i3 price, with a modded socket. Intel's response to RYZEN.


Excellent

15 days ago.

lmao its way better than my old 860k


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