Average Bench: 78.8% (65th of 1117)

Based on 8,643 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: 66%Average: 78.8% Great: 84%
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i3-8100 averaged 21.2% 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 435Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 408Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-8100 is just 18.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-8100 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 418Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 443Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,643 samples)
Min Avg Max
95.7 SC Int 104 108
102 SC Float 114 117
97.2 SC Mixed 108 112
87.1% 109 Pts
Min Avg Max
314 QC Int 389 430
355 QC Float 435 467
325 QC Mixed 408 446
92.9% 410 Pts
Min Avg Max
345 MC Int 398 431
390 MC Float 443 467
359 MC Mixed 418 450
62.8% 420 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 107
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 110
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 421
QC Float 460
QC Mixed 445
100% 442 Pts
MC Int 416
MC Float 458
MC Mixed 442
66% 439 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 107
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 112
89% 112 Pts
QC Int 403
QC Float 426
QC Mixed 430
95% 420 Pts
MC Int 404
MC Float 455
MC Mixed 428
64% 429 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 111
88% 111 Pts
QC Int 392
QC Float 451
QC Mixed 425
96% 423 Pts
MC Int 394
MC Float 436
MC Mixed 424
62% 418 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 100
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 108
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 361
QC Float 418
QC Mixed 389
88% 389 Pts
MC Int 359
MC Float 416
MC Mixed 390
58% 388 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,826,183 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Oct '17
AmazonUS $1191 min
EbayUS $1216 mins
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OutletPCUS $1269 days
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Typical Core i3-8100 Builds (Compare 7,276 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
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Desktop
Desktop 74%
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Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $784

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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 9 months ago.

Good

29 days ago.

only 100€ and so fast i love it


Good

2 days ago.

Best value low budget CPU


Excellent

1 day ago.

Great value CPU, will be good at least for 2 years or so.


Excellent

8 days ago.

very good


Good

19 days ago.

Stupendo miglior del Ryzen 5 1500X


Terrible

1 month ago.

Gran procesador calidad precio. De lo mejorcito


Good

3 days ago.

great cpu


Excellent

20 days ago.

So good, for this money, its AWESOME!


Poor

11 days ago.

gud


Good

9 months ago.


Excellent

16 days ago.

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


Excellent

9 days ago.

because it was the only good cpu that i could afford...


Good

15 days ago.

with four cores and four thread, it is still worse than the Ryzen 3 as it is locked an not overclockable.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Very good procesor with gtx 1050 2gb OC


Good

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 days ago.

Buy this silent beast with a b360m 1050ti and dual channel ram. It is performing very well with %85 bench score.


Excellent

6 months ago.

lmao its way better than my old 860k


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