Average Bench: 81.1% (43rd of 980)

Based on 46 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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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i3-8100 averaged just 18.9% 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 423Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-8100 is just 16.8%. 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 445Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 433Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 46 samples)
Min Avg Max
94 SC Int 109 114
89.1 SC Float 115 120
20.5 SC Mixed 110 117
89.3% 112 Pts
Min Avg Max
214 QC Int 405 447
208 QC Float 435 476
218 QC Mixed 423 464
95.4% 421 Pts
Min Avg Max
263 MC Int 417 456
316 MC Float 445 480
312 MC Mixed 433 471
64.6% 432 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 110
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 443
QC Float 465
QC Mixed 448
102% 452 Pts
MC Int 441
MC Float 466
MC Mixed 456
68% 454 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 112
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 376
QC Float 400
QC Mixed 407
89% 394 Pts
MC Int 426
MC Float 457
MC Mixed 439
66% 441 Pts
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Workstation 63%
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Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $934

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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 15 days ago.

Excellent

1 day ago.

Not with LGA 1151, only LGA 1151v2


Excellent

5 days ago.

memes


Good

13 days ago.


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