Average Bench: 78.1% (69th of 1128)

Based on 13,695 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: 78.1% Great: 84%
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i3-8100 averaged 21.8% 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 430Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 403Pts

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 413Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 438Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,695 samples)
Min Avg Max
94.9 SC Int 104 108
106 SC Float 114 117
99.9 SC Mixed 108 112
87.1% 109 Pts
Min Avg Max
295 QC Int 382 426
325 QC Float 430 466
312 QC Mixed 403 444
91.7% 405 Pts
Min Avg Max
322 MC Int 390 428
374 MC Float 438 467
349 MC Mixed 413 445
61.9% 414 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 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
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 418
QC Float 454
QC Mixed 437
99% 437 Pts
MC Int 418
MC Float 460
MC Mixed 412
64% 430 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 108
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 392
QC Float 455
QC Mixed 420
96% 422 Pts
MC Int 399
MC Float 445
MC Mixed 430
64% 425 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 112
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 417
QC Float 458
QC Mixed 412
97% 429 Pts
MC Int 417
MC Float 459
MC Mixed 434
65% 437 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 108
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 360
QC Float 442
QC Mixed 419
92% 407 Pts
MC Int 350
MC Float 439
MC Mixed 383
58% 391 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 95.6
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 395
QC Float 460
QC Mixed 408
95% 421 Pts
MC Int 401
MC Float 462
MC Mixed 426
64% 429 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Oct '17
AmazonUS $12012 mins
EbayUS $12518 mins
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Typical Core i3-8100 Builds (Compare 9,696 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $105

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $722

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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 11 months ago.

Good

1 day ago.

only 100€ and so fast i love it


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Terrible

5 days ago.

Gran procesador calidad precio. De lo mejorcito


Good

20 days ago.

So good, for this money, its AWESOME!


Excellent

6 days ago.

is very good


Terrible

16 days ago.

don't buy that one


Good

6 days ago.

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


Good

11 months ago.


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Good

26 days ago.

It’s very good in this price


Excellent

6 days ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

Very good procesor with gtx 1050 2gb OC


Good

1 month ago.

I think it's better than every older LGA1151 socket CPUs


Good

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

lmao its way better than my old 860k


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