Average Bench: 80.6% (56th of 1105)

Based on 6,519 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: 69%Average: 80.6% Great: 86%
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i3-8100 averaged just 19.3% 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
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 418Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-8100 is just 16.4%. 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 427Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,519 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.2 SC Int 107 111
109 SC Float 115 117
102 SC Mixed 111 114
88.8% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
318 QC Int 401 442
340 QC Float 438 468
335 QC Mixed 418 453
94.9% 419 Pts
Min Avg Max
352 MC Int 410 443
378 MC Float 446 470
369 MC Mixed 427 458
64.1% 428 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 114
91% 113 Pts
QC Int 439
QC Float 465
QC Mixed 452
102% 452 Pts
MC Int 437
MC Float 465
MC Mixed 452
68% 452 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 443
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 450
103% 453 Pts
MC Int 435
MC Float 468
MC Mixed 458
68% 454 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 113
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 408
QC Float 462
QC Mixed 427
98% 432 Pts
MC Int 407
MC Float 459
MC Mixed 434
65% 433 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 104
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 356
QC Float 429
QC Mixed 414
90% 399 Pts
MC Int 368
MC Float 438
MC Mixed 357
58% 387 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 111
88% 111 Pts
QC Int 385
QC Float 384
QC Mixed 368
86% 379 Pts
MC Int 405
MC Float 460
MC Mixed 416
64% 427 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,895,139 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Oct '17
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Typical Core i3-8100 Builds (Compare 5,197 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $112

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $802

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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 7 months ago.

Excellent

1 day ago.

asd


Average

5 hrs ago.

Loveee


Excellent

1 day ago.

O melhor processador custo x benefício atualmente (2017)


Excellent

8 days ago.

Stupendo miglior del Ryzen 5 1500X


Excellent

7 days ago.

Gran procesador calidad precio. De lo mejorcito


Good

16 days ago.

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


Good

7 months ago.


Good

3 days ago.

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


Excellent

27 days ago.

Very good procesor with gtx 1050 2gb OC


Good

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

lmao its way better than my old 860k


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