Average Bench: 77.5% (145th of 1239)

Based on 74,232 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: 77.5% Great: 84%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i3-8100 averaged 22.5% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 87.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 106Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-8100 is 22.7%. 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 397Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 394Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 74,232 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.6 Memory 87.8 94.3
89.8 1-Core 106 112
170 2-Core 208 224
78.6% 134 Pts
Min Avg Max
276 4-Core 388 436
300 8-Core 394 436
53.3% 391 Pts
Min Avg Max
309 64-Core 397 440
26.6% 397 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
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)
Memory 94.8
1-Core 112
2-Core 213
83% 140 Pts
4-Core 434
8-Core 434
59% 434 Pts
64-Core 432
29% 432 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.9
1-Core 110
2-Core 220
81% 140 Pts
4-Core 425
8-Core 430
58% 428 Pts
64-Core 442
30% 442 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.8
1-Core 105
2-Core 198
76% 129 Pts
4-Core 322
8-Core 369
46% 346 Pts
64-Core 385
26% 385 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.3
1-Core 99.8
2-Core 191
72% 123 Pts
4-Core 248
8-Core 367
40% 307 Pts
64-Core 267
18% 267 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,640,360 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Oct '17
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Typical Core i3-8100 Builds (Compare 35,763 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
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Desktop
Desktop 77%
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Workstation
Workstation 55%
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Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $118

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $660

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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.

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4 days ago.

always wanted an i5 and now that i3 has 4 cores its the new i5 for me faster performance than my i3 4th gen 2 cores 4 threads


Excellent

15 days ago.

get more cores and threads and stop adding your trash hd graphics


Good

11 days ago.

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


Good

9 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.

So good, for this money, its AWESOME!


Good

2 years ago.


Excellent

11 months ago.

It’s very good in this price


Terrible

1 month ago.

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


Good

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 days ago.

Very good procesor with gtx 1050 2gb OC


Good

12 months ago.

Best budget CPU as of right now LOOL


Good

22 months ago.

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


Excellent

18 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

22 months ago.

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


Good

10 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

14 months ago.

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


Good

11 months ago.

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


Excellent

16 months ago.

4th in benchmarking 85% perfect CPU

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