IntelBX80684I38100
Intel

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

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.6 GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 38,179 user samples
33,408 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 65% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 65% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 94th / 1157
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
4,771 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 71% Base clock 2.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 24% Base clock 2.6 GHz
Poor: 24% Great: 71%
SPEED RANK: 270th / 1157
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
77.3 % Much faster effective speed.
+34%
57.8 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
107 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+28%
83.4 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
399 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+42%
281 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
409 Pts 418 Pts +2%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+15%
97.3 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
440 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+21%
364 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
444 Pts 488 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+10%
Market Share
Based on 16,502,085 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.67 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,575%
0.04 %
Value
Value For Money
105 % Hugely better value.
+95%
53.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
90 % Much more popular.
+64%
55 %
Price
Price (score)
$130 Much cheaper.
+63%
$353
Age
Newest
18 Months Much more recent.
+72%
64+ Months
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
108 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+12%
96.1 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
117 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+18%
98.9 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
424 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+19%
357 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
466 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+27%
367 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
424 Pts 480 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+13%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
466 Pts 478 Pts +3%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'17 Q2'12
Cache
Cache
6 MB 6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2 AVX
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
N/A $378.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 5 GT/s DMI
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2400 DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 650 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.10 GHz 1.25 GHz
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm 37.5 x 37.5mm (rPGA988B); 31.0 x 24.0mm (BGA1224)
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
No 2.0
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4

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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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