Average Bench: 77.9% (73rd of 1132)

Based on 16,484 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: 64%Average: 77.9% Great: 84%
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i3-8100 averaged 22.0% 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 432Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 403Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-8100 is just 19.2%. 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 440Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,484 samples)
Min Avg Max
93.5 SC Int 103 108
101 SC Float 114 117
96.8 SC Mixed 108 112
86.8% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
298 QC Int 380 424
338 QC Float 432 466
312 QC Mixed 403 440
91.7% 405 Pts
Min Avg Max
320 MC Int 388 424
376 MC Float 440 467
349 MC Mixed 412 444
61.8% 414 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 91.3
SC Mixed 112
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 443
QC Mixed 426
97% 426 Pts
MC Int 403
MC Float 464
MC Mixed 433
65% 433 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 393
QC Float 415
QC Mixed 411
92% 406 Pts
MC Int 391
MC Float 430
MC Mixed 415
62% 412 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.4
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 108
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 393
QC Float 411
QC Mixed 392
90% 398 Pts
MC Int 392
MC Float 453
MC Mixed 422
63% 422 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 109
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 364
QC Float 423
QC Mixed 388
89% 392 Pts
MC Int 364
MC Float 420
MC Mixed 377
58% 387 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,634,134 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Oct '17
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EbayUS $13114 mins
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Typical Core i3-8100 Builds (Compare 11,118 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $104

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $730

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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...

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Poor (edit your comment) Add link

6 days ago.

Very fast, stable CPU. A real deal for the money!


Excellent

2 days ago.

only 100€ and so fast i love it


Excellent

2 months ago.

Great value CPU, will be good at least for 2 years or so.


Excellent

16 days ago.

Gran procesador calidad precio. De lo mejorcito


Good

1 month ago.

So good, for this money, its AWESOME!


Poor

20 days ago.

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


Good

12 months ago.


Excellent

9 days ago.

It’s very good in this price


Excellent

3 months ago.

because it was the only good cpu that i could afford...


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

Very good procesor with gtx 1050 2gb OC


Good

2 months ago.

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


Good

11 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

lmao its way better than my old 860k


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