Average Bench: 78.1% (86th of 1147)

Based on 31,281 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EB Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-8100 CPU @ 3.60GHz

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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Poor: 66%Average: 78.1% Great: 84%
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i3-8100 averaged 21.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i3-8100 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Floating Point Speed 433Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 404Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-8100 is just 18%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-8100 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 412Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 441Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 31,281 samples)
Min Avg Max
94.9 SC Int 103 108
101 SC Float 113 117
95.8 SC Mixed 108 112
86.5% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
291 QC Int 380 424
337 QC Float 433 466
319 QC Mixed 404 442
91.8% 406 Pts
Min Avg Max
324 MC Int 389 425
373 MC Float 441 468
345 MC Mixed 412 445
61.9% 414 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.4
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 108
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 355
QC Float 460
QC Mixed 436
94% 417 Pts
MC Int 381
MC Float 443
MC Mixed 417
62% 414 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 109
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 384
QC Float 440
QC Mixed 416
94% 413 Pts
MC Int 377
MC Float 440
MC Mixed 411
61% 410 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 109
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 391
QC Float 451
QC Mixed 409
94% 417 Pts
MC Int 391
MC Float 448
MC Mixed 414
62% 418 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 80
SC Float 99.5
SC Mixed 91.8
72% 90.4 Pts
QC Int 331
QC Float 360
QC Mixed 301
75% 330 Pts
MC Int 352
MC Float 402
MC Mixed 349
55% 368 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,597,579 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Oct '17
AmazonUS $11934 mins
EbayUS $12645 mins
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Typical Core i3-8100 Builds (Compare 18,911 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
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Desktop
Desktop 73%
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Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $107

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 111% - Outstanding Total price: $626

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-8100 Processor (6M Cache, 3.60 GHz)
Code NameCoffee Lake
Launch DateQ4'17
Processor Numberi3-8100
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed3.60 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP65 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

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 Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2400
Memory Channels2
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

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

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

8th generation Coffee Lake processor...

Added 17 months ago.

Poor

15 days ago.

cheap but great performance - run games smooth with a GTX1060 - fast and relieable


Good

18 days ago.

Solid CPU great price


Excellent

3 days ago.

Топовый проц сам его юзаю


Excellent

2 hrs ago.

vvbnv


Excellent

14 days ago.

i have a core i3 8100 and trust me theres barly a bottle neck here i can still say its good even thoe i have a core i7 8th gen now


Good

12 days ago.

super


Excellent

1 month ago.

So good, for this money, its AWESOME!


Excellent

13 days ago.

very good


Good

15 days ago.

in the games is better even when the r3 1300x oc


Poor

14 days ago.

It’s very good in this price


Good

17 months ago.


Good

2 months ago.

with four cores and four thread, it is still worse than the Ryzen 3 as it is locked an not overclockable.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Very good procesor with gtx 1050 2gb OC


Good

10 days ago.

i like it


Good

7 months ago.

I think it's better than every older LGA1151 socket CPUs


Excellent

4 months ago.

One of the best valued i3's at the moment


Good

16 months ago.

It's an i5-7500 for an i3 price, with a modded socket. Intel's response to RYZEN.


Excellent

8 months ago.

Buy this silent beast with a b360m 1050ti and dual channel ram. It is performing very well with %85 bench score.


Excellent

14 months ago.

lmao its way better than my old 860k


Good

5 days ago.

Great processor at a cheap price. Recommended for starter gamers.


Excellent

2 months ago.

4th in benchmarking 85% perfect CPU

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