IntelAW8063801013511
IntelBX80684I38100

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.3GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2012.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 68,320 user samples
20,870 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 56% Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 24% Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 24% Great: 56%
SPEED RANK: 310th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
47,450 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 71% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 53% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 53% Great: 71%
SPEED RANK: 115th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
47.4 % 65.6 % Much faster effective speed.
+39%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
78.9 Pts 108 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+37%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
152 Pts 213 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+40%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
269 Pts 397 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+48%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
390 Pts 405 Pts +4%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
396 Pts 408 Pts +3%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
89 Pts 112 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+26%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
173 Pts 224 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+29%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
333 Pts 439 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+32%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
443 Pts +1% 439 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
445 Pts +0% 444 Pts
Market Share
Based on 19,360,478 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.09 % 0.44 % Hugely higher market share.
+389%
Value
Value For Money
50.6 % 82.7 % Much better value.
+64%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % 66 % Slightly more popular.
+14%
Price
Price (score)
$219 $120 Much cheaper.
+45%
Age
Newest
89 Months 22 Months Much more recent.
+75%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
45 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+31%
65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.3 GHz 3.6 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+57%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.3 GHz 3.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+9%
Series
CPU Architecture
Ivy Bridge Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCPGA988 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4000 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'12 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 6 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
AVX SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$378.00 N/A
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI 8 GT/s DMI3
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600 DDR4-2400
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
650 MHz 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.1 GHz 1.10 GHz
Package Size
Package Size
37.5 x 37.5mm (rPGA988B) 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 No
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
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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