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


Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 41,263 user samples
38,295 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 95th / 1158
Gaming 77%
Desktop 76%
Workstation 47%
2,968 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 10% Base clock 1.4 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 5% Base clock 1.4 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 5% Great: 10%
SPEED RANK: 1119th / 1158
Gaming 9%
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Desktop 11%
Tree trunk
Workstation 5%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
77 % Hugely faster effective speed.
8.51 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
17.9 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
396 Pts Insanely faster quad-core speed.
34.2 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
407 Pts Insanely faster multi-core speed.
35.2 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
21 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
439 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
41.7 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
441 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
41.7 Pts
Market Share
Based on 17,143,379 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.62 % Insanely higher market share.
0.03 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
90 % Hugely more popular.
47 %
19 Months Much more recent.
65+ Months
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
108 Pts Hugely faster single-core int speed.
26.6 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
117 Pts Hugely faster single-core fp speed.
17.3 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
420 Pts Hugely faster quad-core int speed.
52.7 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
466 Pts Insanely faster quad-core fp speed.
34.4 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
422 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
53 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
467 Pts Insanely faster multi-core fp speed.
34.3 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]


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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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