IntelBX80684I38100
Intel

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 53,423 user samples
47,694 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 50% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 50% Great: 70%
SPEED RANK: 130th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
5,729 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 63% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 25% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 25% Great: 63%
SPEED RANK: 249th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
63.9 % Faster effective speed.
+23%
51.9 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+25%
86.1 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
213 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+28%
166 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
397 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+35%
295 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
405 Pts 417 Pts +3%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
408 Pts 423 Pts +4%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+15%
97.5 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
224 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+18%
190 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
439 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+19%
368 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
439 Pts 486 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+11%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
444 Pts 488 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+10%
Market Share
Based on 19,401,077 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.45 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,025%
0.04 %
Value
Value For Money
80.5 % Much better value.
+66%
48.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % Slightly more popular.
+14%
58 %
Price
Price (score)
$120 Much cheaper.
+66%
$353
Age
Newest
22 Months Much more recent.
+68%
68+ Months
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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