Intel
IntelBX80684I38100
  

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.3 GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 49,154 user samples
1,612 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 57% Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 20% Base clock 2.3 GHz
Poor: 20% Great: 57%
SPEED RANK: 323rd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
47,542 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 69% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 50% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 50% Great: 69%
SPEED RANK: 133rd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
45 % 63.2 % Much faster effective speed.
+40%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
76.9 Pts 107 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+39%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
148 Pts 211 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+43%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
255 Pts 393 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+54%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
365 Pts 399 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+9%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
369 Pts 403 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+9%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
89.1 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
329 Pts 437 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+33%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
442 Pts +1% 437 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
444 Pts +0% 442 Pts
Market Share
Based on 20,236,482 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0.44 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 67 % More popular.
+24%
Age
Newest
69+ Months 23 Months Much more recent.
+67%
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
1.2 GHz 1.10 GHz
Package Size
Package Size
31.0 x 24.0mm (BGA1224) 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 No
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
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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