Intel
IntelBX80684I38100

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.2 GHz, Haswell.
Release date ≈ Q3 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 80,711 user samples
8,114 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 205th / 1255
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
72,597 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 60% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 60% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 166th / 1255
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
74.9 % 77 % +3%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
86.3 Pts 87.1 Pts +1%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
105 Pts 106 Pts +1%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
199 Pts 209 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+5%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
344 Pts 386 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+12%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
514 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+31%
391 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
94 Pts 94.5 Pts +1%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts +4% 112 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
229 Pts +2% 224 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
420 Pts 438 Pts +4%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
564 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+29%
438 Pts
Market Share
Based on 30,559,674 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % 0.37 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,133%
Value
Value For Money
69.2 % 98.1 % Much better value.
+42%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 101 % Hugely more popular.
+87%
Price
Price (score)
$370 $115 Much cheaper.
+69%
Age
Newest
70+ Months 33 Months Much more recent.
+53%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
565 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+29%
438 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
522 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+32%
394 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'14 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 6 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
Yes No
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$303.00 - $312.00 N/A
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 8 GT/s DMI3
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2013C 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
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes 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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