Average Bench: 77.3% (94th of 1158)

Based on 38,594 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: 63%Average: 77.3% Great: 83%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i3-8100 averaged 22.7% 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 427Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 113Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-8100 is 20.2%. 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 410Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 438Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 38,594 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.6 SC Int 103 108
99.9 SC Float 113 117
94.8 SC Mixed 108 112
86.5% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
275 QC Int 375 420
316 QC Float 427 466
301 QC Mixed 398 438
90.6% 400 Pts
Min Avg Max
323 MC Int 387 423
368 MC Float 438 467
351 MC Mixed 410 441
61.5% 412 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 116
SC Mixed 112
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 416
QC Float 448
QC Mixed 438
98% 434 Pts
MC Int 409
MC Float 413
MC Mixed 422
62% 415 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 110
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 411
QC Float 465
QC Mixed 440
99% 438 Pts
MC Int 417
MC Float 460
MC Mixed 438
66% 439 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 111
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 414
QC Float 464
QC Mixed 426
98% 435 Pts
MC Int 419
MC Float 470
MC Mixed 433
66% 441 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 111
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 415
QC Float 461
QC Mixed 422
98% 433 Pts
MC Int 406
MC Float 467
MC Mixed 443
66% 439 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,051,104 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Oct '17
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Typical Core i3-8100 Builds (Compare 21,347 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) - $114

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 114% - Outstanding Total price: $623

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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 19 months ago.

Excellent (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.


Poor

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

21 hrs ago.

Solid CPU great price


Good

12 days ago.

Топовый проц сам его юзаю


Good

6 days ago.

vvbnv


Good

6 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

1 day ago.

sa


Poor

11 days ago.

super


Excellent

2 days ago.

good performance & money


Poor

9 days ago.

i3 8100 with high-speed ssd is great expriences


Excellent

1 month ago.

So good, for this money, its AWESOME!


Excellent

11 hrs ago.

phenomenal


Poor

14 hrs ago.

very good


Good

1 month ago.

I have it


Poor

6 days ago.

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


Excellent

3 days ago.

It’s very good in this price


Good

4 months ago.

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


Good

19 months ago.


Excellent

3 months ago.

Very good procesor with gtx 1050 2gb OC


Good

2 months ago.

i like it


Good

5 days ago.

Best budget CPU as of right now LOOL


Good

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

One of the best valued i3's at the moment


Good

18 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

16 months ago.

lmao its way better than my old 860k


Good

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

4th in benchmarking 85% perfect CPU

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nice one :)


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