IntelBX80684I39100F
IntelBX80684I38100

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q2 2019.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 95,627 user samples
25,363 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 100th / 1244
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
70,264 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 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: 84%
SPEED RANK: 151st / 1244
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
82.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
77.3 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
88.7 Pts +2% 87.3 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+13%
106 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
235 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+12%
209 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
437 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+12%
389 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
442 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+12%
394 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95 Pts +1% 94.1 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
129 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+15%
112 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
253 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+13%
224 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
486 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+11%
438 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
486 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+11%
436 Pts
Market Share
Based on 29,084,065 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.62 % Much higher market share.
+59%
0.39 %
Value
Value For Money
120 % Better value.
+22%
98.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
193 % Hugely more popular.
+87%
103 %
Price
Price (score)
$70 Much cheaper.
+39%
$115
Age
Newest
14 Months Much more recent.
+56%
32 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 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 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+17%
3.6 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
491 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+11%
441 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
446 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+12%
398 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'19 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 6 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
Yes No
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 No
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 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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