Average Bench: 76.6% (105th of 1173)

Based on 45,650 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: 61%Average: 76.6% Great: 83%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i3-8100 averaged 23.3% 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 423Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 113Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-8100 is 22.1%. 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 406Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 436Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 45,650 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.8 SC Int 102 108
93.2 SC Float 113 117
95.7 SC Mixed 107 112
85.9% 107 Pts
Min Avg Max
270 QC Int 372 420
306 QC Float 423 466
291 QC Mixed 394 438
89.8% 396 Pts
Min Avg Max
312 MC Int 383 422
358 MC Float 436 467
333 MC Mixed 406 443
61% 408 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 104
SC Float 87.7
SC Mixed 108
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 385
QC Float 439
QC Mixed 413
93% 412 Pts
MC Int 384
MC Float 434
MC Mixed 414
61% 411 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.7
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 103
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 349
QC Float 430
QC Mixed 380
87% 386 Pts
MC Int 343
MC Float 429
MC Mixed 360
56% 377 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 114
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 311
QC Float 363
QC Mixed 351
77% 342 Pts
MC Int 364
MC Float 410
MC Mixed 402
59% 392 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 110
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 386
QC Float 449
QC Mixed 349
89% 395 Pts
MC Int 390
MC Float 449
MC Mixed 416
62% 418 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,517,725 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Oct '17
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Typical Core i3-8100 Builds (Compare 23,493 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
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Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $168

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $710

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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 21 months ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

2 days ago.

You can't go wrong with a i3, right? Instead of dual cores, you get 4 cores. Good value, good price, excellent performance.


Terrible

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

14 days ago.

Топовый проц сам его юзаю


Excellent

11 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


Poor

1 month ago.

not enough to live streaming and play Fortnite at the same time (100% CPU = Freezes), so this CPU is ok for the game (on all games) but can not stream to big games


Terrible

9 days ago.

So good, for this money, its AWESOME!


Good

25 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

It’s very good in this price


Good

6 months ago.

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


Good

21 months ago.


Excellent

5 months ago.

Very good procesor with gtx 1050 2gb OC


Good

2 months ago.

Best budget CPU as of right now LOOL


Good

11 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

One of the best valued i3's at the moment


Good

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Good

3 days 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

18 months ago.

lmao its way better than my old 860k


Good

4 months ago.

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


Good

25 days ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

4th in benchmarking 85% perfect CPU

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nice one :)


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