Average Bench: 77.2% (79th of 1137)

Based on 17,621 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: 62%Average: 77.2% Great: 84%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i3-8100 averaged 22.8% 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 426Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 113Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-8100 is 21.7%. 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 409Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 437Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,621 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.2 SC Int 103 108
99.1 SC Float 113 117
96.5 SC Mixed 108 112
86.4% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
269 QC Int 374 420
307 QC Float 426 466
290 QC Mixed 397 439
90.4% 399 Pts
Min Avg Max
312 MC Int 384 423
354 MC Float 437 468
338 MC Mixed 409 443
61.3% 410 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 106
SC Float 81.1
SC Mixed 111
80% 99.6 Pts
QC Int 404
QC Float 463
QC Mixed 430
98% 432 Pts
MC Int 400
MC Float 460
MC Mixed 426
64% 429 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 101
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 293
QC Float 366
QC Mixed 374
78% 345 Pts
MC Int 360
MC Float 420
MC Mixed 392
58% 391 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 100
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 341
QC Float 400
QC Mixed 352
82% 364 Pts
MC Int 375
MC Float 434
MC Mixed 391
60% 400 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,150,305 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Oct '17
AmazonUS $1203 mins
EbayUS $12512 mins
NeweggUS $1318 hrs
OutletPCUS $13816 hrs
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Typical Core i3-8100 Builds (Compare 12,044 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $678

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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 13 months ago.

Good

4 days ago.

only 100€ and so fast i love it


Good

5 days ago.

Great CPU for the price


Excellent

12 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


Excellent

4 days ago.

BEST


Poor

4 days ago.

Gran procesador calidad precio. De lo mejorcito


Good

2 months ago.

So good, for this money, its AWESOME!


Good

16 hrs ago.

This cpu is beast


Poor

1 month ago.

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


Good

13 months ago.


Average

5 days ago.

It’s very good in this price


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Good

5 days ago.

yeah


Excellent

6 months ago.

Very good procesor with gtx 1050 2gb OC


Good

8 days ago.

I have got one


Good

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 days ago.

One of the best valued i3's at the moment


Good

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

lmao its way better than my old 860k


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