Average Bench: 84% (99th of 1305)

Based on 11,193 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000A0650, BFEBFBFF000A0653 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-10100 CPU @ 3.60GHz

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]

Poor: 72%Average: 84% Great: 91%
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i3-10100 averaged just 15.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i3-10100 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 89Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 123Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-10100 is just 19.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-10100 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 656Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 650Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,193 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.6 Memory 89 95
106 1-Core 123 131
201 2-Core 238 257
86.6% 150 Pts
Min Avg Max
364 4-Core 427 487
544 8-Core 650 691
69% 538 Pts
Min Avg Max
568 64-Core 656 693
44% 656 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.2
1-Core 129
2-Core 254
91% 159 Pts
4-Core 443
8-Core 688
72% 565 Pts
64-Core 688
46% 688 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.5
1-Core 128
2-Core 239
89% 153 Pts
4-Core 451
8-Core 683
73% 567 Pts
64-Core 676
45% 676 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 91
1-Core 128
2-Core 245
89% 155 Pts
4-Core 433
8-Core 675
71% 554 Pts
64-Core 674
45% 674 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 82
1-Core 124
2-Core 235
84% 147 Pts
4-Core 416
8-Core 634
67% 525 Pts
64-Core 468
31% 468 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $122 @ launch in May '20
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Typical Core i3-10100 Builds (Compare 2,366 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 77%
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Workstation
Workstation 12%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte H410M H - $70

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $340

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-10100 Processor
Launch DateQ2'20
Processor Numberi3-10100
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache6 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Clock Speed3.60 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.30 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP65 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.10 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size128 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2666
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth41.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Turbo Boost 3.0 TechNo
Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1200

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

10th generation Comet Lake processor...

Added 11 months ago.

Good

5 days ago.

11400F+3060Ti: Game over AMD, at least until Zen4 and RDNA 3 …


Terrible

5 days ago.

Cheap CPU with really much power


Good

2 hrs ago.

top


Excellent

9 days ago.

This is one of the best cpu for budget. For 9k this is blasting cpu


Poor

17 hrs ago.

best and its even better than the ryzen 5 2600.3600


Good

9 months ago.


Terrible

1 month ago.

best cheap gamer chip for 2020


Good

3 months ago.

i like it i like i likeee itttttttttttttttt


Good

30 days ago.

Budget cpu, medium graphics play


Excellent

11 months ago.

i7 7700


Excellent

7 months ago.

Great


Excellent

20 days ago.

Very good CPU for it's price (it was 101€) Never seen it go up to 100% even in high performance mode.


Excellent

5 months ago.

Great budget chip. Faster than the Ryzen 3 3100.


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