Average Bench: 70.6% (120th of 1206)

Based on 62,701 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: 59%Average: 70.6% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Good average bench

The Intel Core i3-8100 averaged 29.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 107Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 212Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-8100 is just 16.9%. 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 404Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 400Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 62,701 samples)
Min Avg Max
95.2 1-Core 107 112
186 2-Core 212 224
75.2% 160 Pts
Min Avg Max
298 4-Core 395 437
317 8-Core 400 436
54.2% 397 Pts
Min Avg Max
333 64-Core 404 440
27.1% 404 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 112
2-Core 221
78% 166 Pts
4-Core 424
8-Core 422
58% 423 Pts
64-Core 426
29% 426 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 110
2-Core 220
78% 165 Pts
4-Core 420
8-Core 397
56% 408 Pts
64-Core 370
25% 370 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 108
2-Core 216
76% 162 Pts
4-Core 424
8-Core 425
58% 424 Pts
64-Core 425
28% 425 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 109
2-Core 210
76% 160 Pts
4-Core 419
8-Core 420
57% 420 Pts
64-Core 417
28% 417 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 99.7
2-Core 202
71% 151 Pts
4-Core 364
8-Core 387
51% 375 Pts
64-Core 374
25% 374 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,128,478 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Oct '17
AmazonUS $1206 days
EbayUS $1247 mins
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Typical Core i3-8100 Builds (Compare 30,715 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $639

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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 2 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

Using it on a Dell Inspirion 15 5000. It's very, very slow. I don't know if this is because of Dell's bloatware, but whatever.


Poor

1 month ago.

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


Poor

5 days ago.

Don't stability in other programs.. about OBS.


Good

18 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


Terrible

6 months ago.

So good, for this money, its AWESOME!


Excellent

7 months ago.

It’s very good in this price


Average

3 months ago.

decent quad core cpu for budget builds if you want to go with intel


Good

1 month ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Very good procesor with gtx 1050 2gb OC


Good

8 months ago.

Best budget CPU as of right now LOOL


Good

18 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 months ago.

One of the best valued i3's at the moment


Good

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

18 months ago.

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


Good

6 months ago.

Great 8th gen CPU. First 4 core I3. Nice to have in a medium build. I think go to the i5 9400f to upgrade a little.


Excellent

2 years ago.

lmao its way better than my old 860k


Good

10 months ago.

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


Good

7 months ago.

130€ pour ce processeur incroyable, bonne performance pour du gaming


Excellent

12 months ago.

4th in benchmarking 85% perfect CPU

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nice one :)


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