4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

Release date ≈ Q1 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 31,388 user samples
28,326 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 86th / 1146
Gaming 78%
Desktop 76%
Workstation 47%
3,062 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 56% Base clock 4.7 GHz
Worst Bench: 33% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 33% Great: 56%
SPEED RANK: 356th / 1146
Gaming 49%
Desktop 49%
Workstation 29%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
77.5 % Much faster effective speed.
48.6 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
70.5 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
401 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
246 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
410 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
252 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
82.3 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
440 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
289 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
444 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
294 Pts
Market Share
Based on 14,839,181 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.66 % Insanely higher market share.
0.03 %
Value For Money
109 % Much better value.
62.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
88 % Much more popular.
58 %
Price (score)
$119 Cheaper.
16 Months Much more recent.
34+ Months
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
108 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
84.8 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
117 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
79 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
422 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
323 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
467 Pts Hugely faster quad-core fp speed.
240 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
423 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
326 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
468 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
239 Pts

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]


The APU is bad and is not meant for gaming, creating a terrible bottleneck with any graphic card [Feb '18 Uxio121]


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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]


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