IntelCM8066201920202
IntelBX80684I38100
  

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.8 GHz, Skylake.
Release date ≈ Q4 2015.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 60,431 user samples
4,747 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 55% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 55% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 179th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
55,684 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 56% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 56% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 120th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
64.8 % 70.3 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
101 Pts 107 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+6%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
196 Pts 211 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+8%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
348 Pts 392 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+13%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
506 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+26%
400 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
110 Pts 112 Pts +2%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
214 Pts 224 Pts +5%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
407 Pts 437 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
567 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+30%
437 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,586,923 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 0.41 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,950%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 101 % Hugely more popular.
+94%
Age
Newest
50+ Months 26 Months Much more recent.
+48%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
570 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+29%
441 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
500 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+24%
404 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'15 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
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$303.00 N/A
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015A (35W) PCG 2015C (65W)
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR4-2400
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.1 GHz 1.10 GHz
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 No
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
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 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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