IntelBX80646I74790
IntelBX8070110100

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.6GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q2 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 225,872 user samples
211,736 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 196th / 1314
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
14,136 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 106th / 1314
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
76.6 % 84.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
85.1 Pts 88.6 Pts +4%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts 124 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+15%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
209 Pts 239 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+14%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
369 Pts 431 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+17%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
550 Pts 657 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+19%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.4 Pts 94.5 Pts +1%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts 131 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
233 Pts 257 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+10%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
437 Pts 491 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+12%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
595 Pts 692 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+16%
Market Share
Based on 42,960,638 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.64 % Hugely higher market share.
+205%
0.21 %
Value
Value For Money
80.1 % 104 % Better value.
+30%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 88 % Much more popular.
+47%
Price
Price (score)
$236 $130 Much cheaper.
+45%
Age
Newest
84 Months 12 Months Hugely more recent.
+86%
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
8 threads 8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.3 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
597 Pts 694 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+16%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
559 Pts 664 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+19%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Comet Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1200
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'14 Q2'20
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 6 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4 GHz 4.30 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 8 GT/s
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2013D PCG 2015C
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 128 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V DDR4-2666
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
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 2
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

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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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