Intel
IntelBX8070110100

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.1 GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date ≤ Q1 2014.

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.6GHz, Comet Lake.
Release date: Q2 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 26,402 user samples
5,900 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 56% Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 0.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 56% Great: 74%
SPEED RANK: 366th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
20,502 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 84th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
67.9 % 85.8 % Faster effective speed.
+26%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
82.9 Pts 89.4 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+8%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
83.5 Pts 126 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+51%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
164 Pts 245 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+49%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
306 Pts 443 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+45%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
311 Pts 668 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+115%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
92.1 Pts 94.3 Pts +2%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
90.4 Pts 132 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+46%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
178 Pts 258 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+45%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
340 Pts 494 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+45%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
341 Pts 692 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+103%
Market Share
Based on 46,333,386 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 0.29 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,350%
Value
Value For Money
67.9 % 96.7 % Much better value.
+42%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 87 % Much more popular.
+67%
Price
Price (score)
$278 $180 Much cheaper.
+35%
Age
Newest
92+ Months 16 Months Hugely more recent.
+83%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
343 Pts 695 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+103%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
313 Pts 674 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+115%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'13 Q2'20
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 6 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
3.3 GHz 4.30 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI 8 GT/s
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
2011D PCG 2015C
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 128 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1333/1600 DDR4-2666
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
650 MHz 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.05 GHz 1.10 GHz
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
2.0 2
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 3
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 & 2x4 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4

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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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