Real World Speed
Performance profile from 138,307 user samples
55,684 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 56% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 56% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 120th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
82,623 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% Base clock 4.05 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 53% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 53% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 153rd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
70.3 % +4% 67.3 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
107 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
98.5 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
211 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+8%
196 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
392 Pts +1% 388 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
400 Pts +2% 394 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts 113 Pts +1%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
224 Pts 227 Pts +1%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
437 Pts 440 Pts +1%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
437 Pts 442 Pts +1%
Market Share
Based on 22,611,041 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.41 % 0.74 % Hugely higher market share.
+80%
Value
Value For Money
87.9 % 95.5 % Slightly better value.
+9%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
101 % 102 % +1%
Price
Price (score)
$123 $78 Much cheaper.
+37%
Age
Newest
26 Months 21+ Months More recent.
+19%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
441 Pts 443 Pts +0%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
404 Pts +2% 396 Pts
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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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AMD’s Ryzen 3 2200G is a budget APU (accelerated processing unit: combined CPU and GPU) from its Raven Ridge product line. It has 4 Zen CPU cores which run at a base clock of 3.5 GHz up to a max boost clock of 3.7 GHz. It also has Radeon Vega 8 Graphics. The $105 price tag also includes a Wraith Stealth cooler. Intel’s 15% more expensive quad core i3-8100 CPU beats the 2200G in terms of single core workloads by 13%, but the effective speed of Intel’s integrated UHD 630 Graphics falls around 77% short of AMD’s RX Vega 8. The 2200G offers unsurpassed value for money for an all in one budget multimedia or ultra budget gaming PC. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 2019 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical gamers and desktop users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. 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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  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

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  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
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  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
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