Average Bench: 77.5% (169th of 1288)

Based on 81,869 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]

Poor: 64%Average: 77.5% Great: 84%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
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 87.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 107Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-8100 is just 19.6%. 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 400Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 397Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 81,869 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.7 Memory 87.2 94.3
92.2 1-Core 107 112
172 2-Core 211 224
78.9% 135 Pts
Min Avg Max
284 4-Core 391 437
307 8-Core 397 437
53.8% 394 Pts
Min Avg Max
304 64-Core 400 440
26.8% 400 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.5
1-Core 111
2-Core 215
81% 138 Pts
4-Core 425
8-Core 427
58% 426 Pts
64-Core 405
27% 405 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.7
1-Core 110
2-Core 218
81% 139 Pts
4-Core 396
8-Core 414
55% 405 Pts
64-Core 396
27% 396 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.2
1-Core 110
2-Core 207
78% 133 Pts
4-Core 401
8-Core 432
56% 417 Pts
64-Core 426
29% 426 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.3
1-Core 75.8
2-Core 173
65% 110 Pts
4-Core 266
8-Core 322
39% 294 Pts
64-Core 297
20% 297 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,522,955 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $130 @ launch in Oct '17
OutletPCUS $1244 months
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Typical Core i3-8100 Builds (Compare 6,053 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte B360M DS3H - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $444

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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 3 years ago.

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9 hrs ago.

one of the best cheap proccessors . With good card like gtx 1060,1070 maybe 980 the processor will run most of the games rn . I recomend it


Good

2 months ago.

for an i3 i think its alright. i was able to play games with an R9 380 4gb and a little optimizing in settings.


Good

2 months ago.

was worth it in 2017 but now no


Poor

11 months ago.

So good, for this money, its AWESOME!


Excellent

21 months ago.

It’s very good in this price


Good

3 years ago.


Good

1 month ago.

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


Good

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

Very good procesor with gtx 1050 2gb OC


Good

21 months ago.

Best budget CPU as of right now LOOL


Good

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

One of the best valued i3's at the moment


Good

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

lmao its way better than my old 860k


Good

19 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.


Good

24 months ago.

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


Good

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

4th in benchmarking 85% perfect CPU

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