IntelBX80684I38100
IntelBX80684I38350K

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

4 Cores, 4 Threads @4.0GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q3 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 114,639 user samples
91,693 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 216th / 1307
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
22,946 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 110th / 1307
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
75.8 % 83.5 % Faster effective speed.
+10%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
86.1 Pts 89.8 Pts +4%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
105 Pts 122 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+16%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
207 Pts 240 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+16%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
378 Pts 445 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+18%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
385 Pts 451 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+17%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.8 Pts 96.1 Pts +2%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
111 Pts 145 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+31%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
222 Pts 288 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+30%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
431 Pts 540 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+25%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
431 Pts 543 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+26%
Market Share
Based on 42,079,872 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.24 % Hugely higher market share.
+500%
0.04 %
Value
Value For Money
94.6 % 97.2 % +3%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % More popular.
+20%
55 %
Price
Price (score)
$124 Cheaper.
+23%
$160
Age
Newest
42 Months +2% 43 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts More energy efficient.
+29%
91 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+11%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+11%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
434 Pts 548 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+26%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
387 Pts 456 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+18%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 UHD 630
Cache
Cache
6 MB 8 MB
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (65W) PCG 2015C (130W)
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.10 GHz 1.15 GHz

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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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The quad core i3-8350K hails from Intel’s most recent (and as yet unreleased) generation of Coffee Lake processors. It has a stock clock of 4.0 GHz, 8MB of cache and a TDP of 95W. The 8350K is the first i3 processor to feature four cores (previous generations of i3s had two cores and four threads). With this eighth generation of processors, Intel has introduced a step change in their nomenclature which witnesses the old quad core i5s become the new quad core i3s. Our benchmarks show a 25% increase in effective speed between generations of i3 8350K vs 7350K and near equivalence between the outgoing i5-7600K and the new i3-8350K. Although the price points of Coffee Lake are not yet known, if Intel keep them roughly in line with the previous generations (i3 ~= $140) this will represent the best improvement in value for money since Sandy Bridge as the 8350K at $140 would be 34.8% cheaper than a 7600K at $215. Cynics among us will see this as an effort to fend off competition from AMD’s new multi-core Ryzen processors. It appears Intel may have been successful with this move as early benchmarks from the 8350K suggest that it beats the more expensive 8 core Ryzen 7 1700 in single and quad core performance by 25%. The 8350K is a great choice for gaming builds, but the budget will also need to factor in a complementary motherboard based on the new 300 series chipset. Expect the quad core i3-8100 which is the 8350K’s little sister featuring a base clock of 3.6 GHz, to follow shortly. [Aug '17 CPUPro]

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