IntelBX80646I54690
IntelBX80684I38100

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.5GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q2 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 84,443 user samples
36,749 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 69% Base clock 3.5 GHz
Worst Bench: 45% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 45% Great: 69%
SPEED RANK: 145th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
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
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
61.9 % 63.9 % +3%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
105 Pts 108 Pts +3%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
208 Pts 213 Pts +2%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
385 Pts 397 Pts +3%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
392 Pts 405 Pts +3%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
395 Pts 408 Pts +3%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
115 Pts +3% 112 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
227 Pts +1% 224 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
438 Pts 439 Pts +0%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
440 Pts +0% 439 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
441 Pts 444 Pts +1%
Market Share
Based on 19,404,938 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.25 % 0.45 % Much higher market share.
+80%
Value
Value For Money
65.4 % 80.5 % Better value.
+23%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 66 % Slightly more popular.
+10%
Price
Price (score)
$227 $120 Much cheaper.
+47%
Age
Newest
63 Months 22 Months Much more recent.
+65%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+23%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 3.6 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
3.6 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'14 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 6 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$213.00 - $224.00 N/A
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 8 GT/s DMI3
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2013D PCG 2015C (65W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V DDR4-2400
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.2 GHz 1.10 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
2 GB 64 GB
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 No
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
Yes No
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
Up to 3.0 3.0
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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