Average Bench: 63.2% (133rd of 1182)

Based on 47,542 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: 50%Average: 63.2% Great: 69%
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-8100 averaged 36.8% 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 211Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-8100 is just 19.7%. 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 403Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 399Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 47,542 samples)
Min Avg Max
93.5 1-Core 107 112
175 2-Core 211 224
74.9% 159 Pts
Min Avg Max
291 4-Core 393 437
309 8-Core 399 437
54% 396 Pts
Min Avg Max
323 64-Core 403 442
27% 403 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 113
2-Core 224
79% 168 Pts
4-Core 431
8-Core 440
59% 435 Pts
64-Core 445
30% 445 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 111
2-Core 220
78% 166 Pts
4-Core 419
8-Core 421
57% 420 Pts
64-Core 415
28% 415 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 93.6
2-Core 164
62% 129 Pts
4-Core 301
8-Core 349
43% 325 Pts
64-Core 351
24% 351 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 111
2-Core 223
78% 167 Pts
4-Core 275
8-Core 361
42% 318 Pts
64-Core 399
27% 399 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 74.5
2-Core 140
51% 107 Pts
4-Core 250
8-Core 308
37% 279 Pts
64-Core 364
24% 364 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,207,839 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Oct '17
AmazonUS $12412 days
EbayUS $15021 mins
OutletPCUS $15924 days
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Typical Core i3-8100 Builds (Compare 25,693 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $107

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $631

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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 23 months ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

14 hrs 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.


Terrible

20 days ago.

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


Excellent

8 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 days ago.

Bad.


Excellent

4 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

7 days ago.

sa pet sa mer


Poor

1 day ago.

ll


Terrible

2 months ago.

So good, for this money, its AWESOME!


Good

22 days ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

It’s very good in this price


Good

8 months ago.

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


Good

23 months ago.


Terrible

7 days ago.

Very good procesor with gtx 1050 2gb OC


Good

4 months ago.

Best budget CPU as of right now LOOL


Good

13 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

One of the best valued i3's at the moment


Good

22 months ago.

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


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


Good

2 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

20 months ago.

lmao its way better than my old 860k


Good

6 months ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

4th in benchmarking 85% perfect CPU

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nice one :)


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