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Intel Core i3 8100

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User ratings:
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38 user ratings
5 stars
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4 stars
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3 stars
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2 stars
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Consumer ratings:
4.4 / 5
Editorial reviews:
4
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4 editorial reviews
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Intel's Core i3-8100 comes with four cores at a low price point. But can it fend off AMD's multiplier-unlocked Ryzen competition?Read more
We take a look at the ultra-low cost Intel Core i3-8100 in our benchmarks and review. We see how this CPU stacks up to more costly server processors and see whether it is worth saving a few dollars with this intriguing solutionRead more
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Pros

  • excellent CPU for gaming and work
  • produces precise and accurate results
  • in-depth reviews and helpful tips

Cons

  • single thread score it's 16% slower for the multithreaded workload
  • only 4% slower for the compression workload
  • gaming performance is still a bit of a difficult exercise

Key specs

  • LGA 1151
  • 3.60 GHz
  • 4
  • 4
  • 65 W
  • 14 nm
  • 6 MB
  • Smart Cache

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Intel Core i3 8100 - Pros & Cons

Intel Core i3 8100

Pros

  • excellent CPU for gaming and work
  • produces precise and accurate results
  • in-depth reviews and helpful tips

Cons

  • single thread score it's 16% slower for the multithreaded workload
  • only 4% slower for the compression workload
  • gaming performance is still a bit of a difficult exercise
  • Still missing affordable motherboards
  • The performance loss might change the results here significantly
  • Intel only sells two Coffee Lake-based Cores i3s
  • seventh generation CPUs do not work in motherboards designed
  • a lack of Turbo Boost capability
  • iGPU is not the focus of our CPU benchmark suite
  • lost by not having platforms with features like IPMI
  • TDP does not equal power consumption

Intel Core i3 8100 - Technical Overview

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IconProcessor lithography
14 nm
Best:
HP AMD EPYC 7702
Processor lithography: 7 nm
IconNumber of cores
4
Best:
IconClock speed
3.6 GHz
Best:
AMD FX 9590
Clock speed: 4.7 GHz

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Intel Core i3 8100 - Full Specifications

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General
Processor socketLGA 1151
Component forPC
Operating modes64-bit
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Integrated graphics
On-board graphics adapteryes
TypeIntel UHD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter base frequency350.0 MHz
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version12.0
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Thermals
Cooler includedno
Thermal specification212.0 °F
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Processor
Clock speed3.6 GHz
Number of cores4
Number of threads4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)65.0 W
Processor lithography0.0 in
Bus typeDMI3
Idle statesyes
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Memory
Cache6 MB
Cache typeSmart Cache
Memory clock speeds supported by processor2400.0 MHz
Maximum internal memory supported by processor64.0 GB
Memory types supported by processorDDR4 SDRAM
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)37.5 GB/s
Memory channelsDual
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Features
Thermal monitoring technologiesyes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes16
Supported instruction sets
  • AVX 2.0
  • SSE4.1
  • SSE4.2
Execute disable bityes
Scalability1S

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