Intel
IntelBX80684I38100

2 Cores, @1.83 GHz, Merom.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 39,028 user samples
733 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 14% Base clock 1.85 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 6% Base clock 1.85 GHz
Poor: 6% Great: 14%
SPEED RANK: 1057th / 1158
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 15%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk
38,295 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 95th / 1158
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
11.9 % 77 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+545%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
25.2 Pts 108 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+329%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
47.9 Pts 396 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+727%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
49.4 Pts 407 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+724%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
28.9 Pts 112 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+288%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
57.5 Pts 439 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+663%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
57.9 Pts 441 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+662%
Market Share
Based on 17,143,379 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.62 % Insanely higher market share.
+6,100%
Value
Value For Money
14.4 % 104 % Hugely better value.
+623%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 90 % Much more popular.
+80%
Price
Price (score)
$176 $130 Cheaper.
+26%
Age
Newest
65+ Months 19 Months Much more recent.
+71%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
44.8 Pts 108 Pts Hugely faster single-core int speed.
+141%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
22 Pts 117 Pts Hugely faster single-core fp speed.
+432%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
89.3 Pts 420 Pts Hugely faster quad-core int speed.
+370%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
43 Pts 466 Pts Hugely faster quad-core fp speed.
+984%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
89.5 Pts 422 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+372%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
43.2 Pts 467 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+981%
Cache
Cache
2 MB L2 6 MB
Lithography
Lithography
65 nm 14 nm
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
667 MHz FSB 8 GT/s DMI3
Package Size
Package Size
35mm x 35mm 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Virtualization Tech (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) ‡
No Yes

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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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