Intel
IntelBX80684I38100

2 Cores, @1.83 GHz, Merom.
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 49,444 user samples
785 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 10% Base clock 1.85 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 4% Base clock 1.85 GHz
Poor: 4% Great: 10%
SPEED RANK: 1077th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 15%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk
48,659 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 51% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 51% Great: 70%
SPEED RANK: 130th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
8.41 % 63.9 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+660%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
25.1 Pts 108 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+330%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
46.3 Pts 213 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+360%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
47.4 Pts 398 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+740%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
48.5 Pts 405 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+735%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
49 Pts 409 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+735%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
28.7 Pts 112 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+290%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
57.1 Pts 224 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+292%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
57.1 Pts 439 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+669%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
57.4 Pts 440 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+667%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
57.6 Pts 443 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+669%
Market Share
Based on 19,602,000 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0.45 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
Value
Value For Money
9.48 % 80.6 % Hugely better value.
+750%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 66 % Much more popular.
+32%
Price
Price (score)
$180 $120 Much cheaper.
+33%
Age
Newest
68+ Months 22 Months Much more recent.
+68%
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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