Real World Speed
Performance profile from 41,076 user samples
41,076 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 57% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 57% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 102nd / 1159
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
76.1 % 92.5 % Faster effective speed.
+22%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
107 Pts 117 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
391 Pts 445 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+14%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
402 Pts 971 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+142%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts 130 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+16%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
439 Pts 510 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+16%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
443 Pts 1,103 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+149%
Market Share
Based on 17,926,493 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
90 % 136 % Much more popular.
+51%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.56 % 1.58 % Hugely higher market share.
+182%
Price
Price (score)
$120 Hugely cheaper.
+89%
227 USD
Value
Value For Money
106 % +1% 105 %
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
85.7 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6.44 cores Much higher core count.
+61%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 12.2 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+206%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 13.6 nm +3%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +2% 3.53 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4.09 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+14%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
108 Pts 126 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+16%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
117 Pts 136 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+16%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
418 Pts 492 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+18%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
466 Pts 532 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+14%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
421 Pts 1,054 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+150%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
466 Pts 1,133 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+143%
Age
Newest
20 Months Slightly more recent.
+13%
22.6 Months
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630   —
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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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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 2019 CPU Rankings.

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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