CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
238 EFps +4% 228 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
100 EFps 102 EFps +2%
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
139 EFps 139 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
131 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+11%
118 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
131 EFps 131 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 79,898 user samples
57,414 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 83rd / 1337
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
22,484 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 120th / 1337
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87.1 % +4% 83.8 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
90.3 Pts +2% 88.9 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts 122 Pts +2%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
235 Pts 236 Pts +0%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
451 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+6%
424 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
752 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+15%
654 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.3 Pts +1% 94.9 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
127 Pts 129 Pts +2%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
252 Pts 254 Pts +1%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
494 Pts +4% 477 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
809 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+17%
692 Pts
Market Share
Based on 50,017,882 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.53 % Hugely higher market share.
+279%
0.14 %
Value
Value For Money
102 % 103 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
86 % 88 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$155 $130 Cheaper.
+16%
Age
Newest
20 Months 20 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.9 GHz 3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+24%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz 4.3 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1014 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+46%
693 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
969 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+47%
659 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Comet Lake Comet Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1200 FCLGA1200
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 UHD 630
Cache
Cache
12 MB Intel® Smart Cache 6 MB Intel® Smart Cache

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The i3-10100 is Intel’s entry level 10th generation Comet Lake processor and represents the best value for money within the line-up. This quad-core hyper-threaded 65 Watt processor ships with a cooler and is capable of 4.3 GHz single and 4.1 GHz all core boosts. Although the i3-10100 requires a new LGA1200 motherboard, Intel have guaranteed that LGA1200 will be compatible with the next generation of Rocket Lake CPUs, expected later this year. Running at stock (2666 MHz) RAM frequency handicaps performance by as much as 15% so gamers should pair the 10100 with a Z490 motherboard. This will both open an upgrade path to higher tier "K" tier CPUs and unlock higher XMP RAM speeds (here is one of the builds from our EFps test lab). When paired with an RTX 2060S, the 10100 lags just 13% behind the i9-10900K flagship. The 10100 allows budget gamers to allocate more money towards a better GPU which often results in a stronger overall gaming system. At a retail price of $122 USD, the 10100 competes against AMD’s quad-core Ryzen 3 3300X. Game EFps and effective speed benchmarks show that the 10100’s lower memory latency gives it the edge. In addition, unlike the 3300X, the 10100 also packs integrated graphics with Quick Sync hardware encoding, which alleviates the need for desktop users to purchase a separate GPU. In order to achieve better value for money, it is necessary to consider the older generation 9100F, which, when paired with a 2060S, is 39% cheaper ($75 USD) for comparable gaming performance. [Jun '20 CPUPro]

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