Intel Core i3-8100 Review

Entry-level desktop processor released in 2017 with 4 cores and 4 threads. With base clock at 3.6GHz, max speed at 3.6GHz, and a 65W power rating. Core i3-8100 is based on the Coffee Lake 14nm family and part of the Core i3 series.
Price 82.6%
Speed 68%
Productivity 59%
Gaming 88%
Category Desktop
Target entry-level
Socket Compatibility LGA1151
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630
Cooler Included Yes
Overclock Potential 0 %
Year 2017 Model
Price 117 USD
Number of Cores 4 Cores
Number of Threads 4 Threads
Core Frequency 3.6 GHz
Boost Frequency 3.6 GHz
Max Stable Overclock 3.6 GHz
Power Consumption 65 W
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
L3 Cache 6 MB
Maximum Supported Memory 64 GB
Price-Value Score 82.6 %
Speed Score 68 %
Productivity Score 59 %
Gaming Score 88 %
Max 1080p Bottleneck 31.1 %
Max 1440p Bottleneck 15.5 %
Max 4K Bottleneck 7.8 %
Overall Score 38/100

The Core i3-8100 is one of Intel's entry-level Desktop processors. It was released in 2017 with 4 cores and 4 threads. With base clock at 3.6GHz, max speed at 3.6GHz, and a 65W power rating. The Core i3-8100 is based on the Coffee Lake 14nm family and is part of the Core i3 series.

Core i3-8100 is also the successor of Intel's last gen Core i3-7100 processor that was based on the Kaby Lake-S and 14nm process and was released in 2017.

In our mind, the best processors are the ones that deliver outstanding performance at a reasonable price point. And, the Core i3-8100 absolutely nails this concept.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t quite translate to as strong of a single-core performance, even if Intel is closer than it’s ever been to matching AMD core for core. In our single-core GeekBench and Cinebench tests, the Core i3-8100 scored a 3834 and 154, respectively. This is definitely a huge leap over the Core i3-7100, but it’s slower than the Ryzen 3 2200G, which scored a 3896 and 142 in the same tests. But, that’s still not a huge difference, so the multi-core gains generally outweigh them.

The Intel Core i3-8100 was rolled out on Oct 2017 for $117, which puts it in the same general price range as the last-generation Core i3-7100. This means that at least we're not seeing any considerable price jumps from generation to generation.

Bear in mind, however, that if you already have something like the Core i3-7100, this generation doesn't offer the biggest boost in performance. You might want to wait another year or so before dropping a few hundred bucks, or even opt to splurge on a higher-end but pricier chip.

One of the nice things about the Intel Core i3-8100 processors is that the retail boxed models come with a CPU cooler. So, you can pick something like the Intel Core i3-8100 up for $117 and don’t need to spend any extra money on CPU cooling.

The Intel Core i3-8100 retail boxed processor comes with the traditional ‘pancake’ CPU cooler. Nothing fancy, but it gets the job done on this processor which is rated at 65W TDP. You do not need to have an aftermarket cooling solution unless you want to.

Our look today at the Intel Core i3-8100 showed that it is a very capable processor. A 4-core processor sounds like it would be really under-powered these days, but we were pleasantly surprised with a snappy and very capable system. Having just 4 cores had this processor coming in at the back of the pack for heavily threaded workloads, but it performed better than some of its more expensive siblings in lightly threaded workloads where it shined thanks to its high base clocks.

The gaming tests with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti installed in the test system showed the Intel Core i3-8100 was more capable than many might have expected. The basic entry-level processor from Intel that can be picked up for $117 was able to out perform the Ryzen 3 2300X that runs $141 shipped in the three games we tested on. We know that you can’t test on just three games and declare something the overall victor, but it just goes to show that 4-core processors can still manage to get by today. Being able to play current game titles and stream to Twitch on the Core i3-8100 was something we give playable results, but we were pleasantly surprised. As games become more threaded the ‘value’ in a 4-core processor continues to go down, but you can still get by with something like the Core i3-8100 in a pinch.

The Intel Core i3-8100 seems to be a decent performing chip that is readily available for $117 at your favorite retailer. The main competition for this processor is the Ryzen 3 2200G 4-Core unlocked desktop processor with Radeon Vega 8 graphics ($99 shipped).

Bottom Line, the Intel Core i3-8100 does not get much media attention since it is entry-level 8 Gen Core Coffee Lake processor, but it is a very capable processor that still delivers a good computing experience for entry-level users.

By comparison, AMD’s current 4-core processor is the Ryzen 3 2300X, which runs for a significantly higher $141 price tag. Going back a generation to Summit Ridge doesn’t make 4-core processors that much cheaper either, with the ageing AMD Ryzen 3 1300X running for $129.

Now the biggest question is can Intel’s Core i3 processor play games? The answer is simply yes as it got a respectable gaming score of 88% in our benchmarks.

That said, to squeeze out all the potential of this surprisingly potent entry-level chip, you’ll want (and need) to splurge on an enthusiast-grade Z270, Z370, Z390 motherboard.

Fresh from a successful roll-out of mainstream Core i3 CPUs, Intel's attack on AMD now extends down into the entry-level with its Core i3-8100 processors, which the company is making available as of Oct 2017.

Which GPU to Pick for Intel Core i3-8100

Below is a comparison of all graphics cards average FPS performance (using an average of 80+ games at ultra quality settings), combined with the Intel Core i3-8100.

GPU Price Cost/Frame Avg 1080p Avg 1440p Avg 4K
NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24GB $2,499 $19.2 130 FPS
121.5 FPS
79.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB $1,299 $10.3 126.5 FPS
118.3 FPS
77.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB $699 $6.1 114.8 FPS
106.3 FPS
69.3 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN V 12GB $2,999 $27.2 110.1 FPS
102.9 FPS
68.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB $699 $6.4 108.6 FPS
99.4 FPS
64.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB $759 $7.5 101.7 FPS
94.8 FPS
61.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB $499 $4.9 101.1 FPS
91.5 FPS
59.5 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN Xp 12GB $1,199 $12 99.8 FPS
91.5 FPS
61 FPS
AMD Radeon VII 16GB $699 $7 99.8 FPS
90.9 FPS
58.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB $399 $4.1 97.1 FPS
88.4 FPS
56.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB $499 $5.2 95.8 FPS
85.5 FPS
56.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB $400 $4.4 90.7 FPS
79.6 FPS
51.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 8GB $349 $3.9 89 FPS
81.1 FPS
51.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB $499 $5.8 86.4 FPS
77.6 FPS
49.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB $350 $4.1 85.4 FPS
73.2 FPS
46.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB $279 $3.3 84 FPS
75.9 FPS
48.4 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 295X2 4GB $1,499 $18.5 81 FPS
71.6 FPS
48.9 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB $499 $6.2 80.8 FPS
73.6 FPS
46.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB $409 $5.1 80.1 FPS
71.8 FPS
45.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB $999 $12.8 77.9 FPS
69 FPS
44.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB $279 $3.7 76.2 FPS
68.4 FPS
43.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB $399 $5.3 75.7 FPS
68.8 FPS
43.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB $399 $5.4 73.7 FPS
65.5 FPS
41.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB $229 $3.2 71.8 FPS
64.5 FPS
41.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB $649 $9.6 67.8 FPS
60.5 FPS
38.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB $220 $3.3 67.6 FPS
60.7 FPS
38.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB $279 $4.3 64.2 FPS
55.9 FPS
34.9 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB $649 $10.5 61.6 FPS
57.5 FPS
37.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4GB $160 $2.7 58.9 FPS
52.7 FPS
33.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 8GB $199 $3.4 58.3 FPS
50.8 FPS
31.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB $549 $9.4 58.1 FPS
51.3 FPS
33 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB $229 $4 56.9 FPS
49.5 FPS
30.7 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 Nano 4GB $649 $11.6 56 FPS
51.4 FPS
33.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK 6GB $999 $18.4 54.3 FPS
47.5 FPS
31.9 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY 4GB $549 $10.4 52.9 FPS
48.4 FPS
31.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB $254 $4.8 52.7 FPS
46.3 FPS
29.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB 4GB $169 $3.2 52.3 FPS
45.6 FPS
28.4 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390X 8GB $429 $8.4 50.9 FPS
46.4 FPS
30 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB $170 $3.4 50.1 FPS
44 FPS
28.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB $329 $6.7 49.2 FPS
42.8 FPS
28.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB $400 $8.4 47.8 FPS
43.2 FPS
28.3 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB $329 $6.9 47.5 FPS
42.3 FPS
25.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB $169 $3.6 46.9 FPS
41.8 FPS
26.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB $149 $3.3 44.9 FPS
39.9 FPS
25.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB $179 $4.3 41.9 FPS
37.5 FPS
23.9 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380X 4GB $229 $6.5 35.2 FPS
31.2 FPS
20.3 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB $249 $7.9 31.6 FPS
28.1 FPS
17.2 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380 2GB $199 $6.3 31.4 FPS
27.8 FPS
17.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB $169 $5.5 30.9 FPS
27.5 FPS
17.5 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB $279 $9.1 30.6 FPS
27.4 FPS
16.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB $199 $6.6 30.2 FPS
26.7 FPS
16.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB $169 $6.4 26.3 FPS
23.2 FPS
14.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB $99 $4.1 24.3 FPS
21.2 FPS
13.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 2GB $159 $6.7 23.9 FPS
20.7 FPS
13.5 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB $149 $6.4 23.4 FPS
19.5 FPS
12.8 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB $149 $6.4 23.3 FPS
18.9 FPS
12.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 460 4GB $140 $6.5 21.5 FPS
18.8 FPS
11.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB $149 $7.2 20.7 FPS
16.1 FPS
10.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 550 2GB $79 $4.6 17 FPS
14.9 FPS
9.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB $79 $4.9 16.2 FPS
14.2 FPS
8.6 FPS

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m3tron0m3 May 05, 2020

i3-8100 help :(

So my gf had this pc built by our friend two years ago and now shes trying to play warzone but it seems her pc cant handle the game. It stutters when the internet is @ 85 Up and 100 Dl. So she shouldnt be lagging. I figured that she could just add another 8gb of ram and it should be fine, but what do i know lol.

Her current build:

let me know if u guys need any other information on the build, thnx

Venxium April 19, 2020

I'm new to computer building myself so take that with a grain of salt. lol

But yeah.. more ram doesn't hurt, she's at her max if not damn near close on her build for that game.

SaeedAkhavan10 May 26, 2020

I have the same cpu. Didn't play warzone yet. Used to play pubg. The micro stutters are there yes. If the stutters are regular (happens at a specific time period) it's the ram or the pgu. Otherwise is the cpu. Actually 4 cores really is not a good choice for recent games. I myself am considering to upgrade to an i5 9400f or i7 8700 (second handed) in near future.

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Critics Reviews

Core i3-8100, on the other hand, fits neatly into the familiar mainstream pricing structure and is a good complement for the B-series motherboards due to arrive early this year. Selling for $121 ...
The Core i3-8100 is the most basic CPU of the new Core i3 family, being aimed at value desktop computers for gaming or working. It has a clock of 3.6 8 GHz, and doesn't support Turbo Boost technology.
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The Core i3-8100 goes for a much more appealing $120. Although it's locked at 3.6GHz, it should be comparable to the Core i5-7400 or 7500 , sporting the same 6MB L3 cache, but roughly 40% more ...
The solid part about the Intel Core i3-8100 is that it is able to power machines at under 1A in 110V or 120V racks. For the low-cost colocation world, this is a great option. We expected, based on TDP, that the Intel Core i3-8100 would run warmer than the Core i3-8300 , but that was an incorrect expectation.
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Also I have gigabyte h310m S2H.
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So I know this question may sound lame but still its bothering me so I need expert help from this community.
This is my rig :
CPU : Core i3 8100 3.6Ghz
Mobo : Asrock 310M-M.2
Ram : Gkill Riljaws 16GB(8x2) 2400
GPU : Sapphire Nitro+ RX 580 8GB
PSU : Antec Neo Eco 550 80+ Bronze
SSD : WD Green 120GB
HDD : Toshiba 2TB
I know my rig is very budget friendly but this has served me for past 1.5 years really nice. I have been playing and working (mostly photoshop and office ) on this rig without any problems . Most games on high settings i get 60 fps.
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Tigerhawk30 December 16, 2015
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it has different order and alignment the processor and connectors

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USAFRet March 16, 2013
Right. Often, older prebuilt systems were of a proprietary format. Especially SFF ones.
You'll not find a motherboard to fit that case.

You want a new motherboard. With a new CPU. And RAM.
And a new PSU to power it.
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G.Skill DDR4 2400 (15-15-15-35)
Gigabyte B360H (Intel B360)

I know the MB supports the i7, I assume there must be some way for me to run the i7 slower so it works with the DDR2400, right? Will that happen automatically or will I need to mess around with multipliers?

cdrkf March 18, 2013
There will be no issue - both CPU's are from the same gen so you should be find just to drop the new cpu into the board - the ram isn't changing so shouldn't need to change any settings for that.
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Right now the following NVME PCIe x4 SSD's are available for the same price of $250 for 2TB models.

They are:
Sabrent Rocket Q 2TB
ADATA XPG Gammix S11 Pro 2TB

Please let me know which one is best overall and why.

I am aware that there are differences between them in terms of DRAM, and also QLC vs TLC and things like endurance and speed drop off once you've exhausted the cache.

So please let me know some detailed comparisons/reasons for why one is the better choice so that I can further educate myself on these sorts of things.
EyyMunchian December 28, 2016
Pros of Sabrent:
Write speeds (2900 MB/s)
Decent Read speeds (3200 MB/s)
Way Higher IOPS (Read/Write) 255000/670000 (IOPS is input-output-operations-per-second meaning it runs and does things faster)
94L QLC (Quad layer cell I believe, more memory per volume)

Nothing as of that I know

Pros of XPG 8100:
Best Write speeds (3600 MB/s)
64TLC (Triple layer cell)

low write speeds of 1900MB/s
I couldn't find what DRAM it uses but ADATA uses DDR3L for most of their products which is inferior to DDR4 DRAM
Very low IOPS for a 2TB Model (290000/240000)

Pros of XPG Gaming X11:
Longest TBW (Lasts the longest)
A Good Write speed (3500 MB/s)
Good IOPS (390000/380000)


Ok now the textual analysis. Ill rank these in order by S11 in first, Sabrent in Second and XPG 8100 in last for reasons showed by my "graph." The X11 had very impressive reads and write speeds, Very high IOPS despite being second which is made up for in the huge r/w speed gap. (Sort of like AMDs IPC gains over intels raw clock speeds. However the ADATA company seems to use DDR3L which despite working similar to ddr4, its inferior due to latencies and actual speeds. But this can be cast aside considering they are just milliseconds of lag you will never feel. The S11 also has the longest lasing TBW at 640 meaning the unit has high endurance (Lasts longest). The TLC and QLC are Tri layer cell and Quad layer cell. It's a very elaborate thing but the TLDR of it is more memory per volume (Look up a video honestly it would take me a while to explain).
Here is this link for it if you are interested:

TL R of it is:

  • S11 because fastest and longest lasting
  • Sabrent Not as fast but better IOPS w/ DDR4 dram
  • 8100 Because slowest iops and read/write and shortest life span.
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    hadiahmed29 May 28, 2020
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    PCPartPicker Part List

    CPU: Intel Core i3-8100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor (€126.90 @ Amazon Italia)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (€124.71 @ Amazon Italia)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (€99.74 @ Amazon Italia)
    Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€78.00 @ Amazon Italia)
    Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case (€125.85 @ Amazon Italia)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€103.00)
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    Sortilax April 27, 2020
    Problem 0XC0F1103F on Nvidia GeForce Now
    Hello, I have a problem with Nvidia GeForce Now. When I launch GeForce Now, it gives me the error code 0XC0F1103F. I researched the Internet and saw that I had to use the integrated graphics processor. Problem: I'm on Windows 8.1 and my PC is made for Windows 10 (I installed Windows 8.1 for personal and professional reasons). The drivers for my graphics card do not exist for Windows 8.1 and I had to use a tutorial to install the drivers (I had to hack the .zip file of Intel 7th generation graphics cards). Another problem: I have an error code on the graphics card in the device manager which says Windows has stopped this device because it presents problems. (Code 43). Help me as soon as possible.

    Characteristics of my PC:

    PC: HP Pavilion 590-p0000
    Processor: Intel Core i3-8100 (8th Gen) @ 3.60 GHz
    Graphics card: AMD Radeon R5 M435
    OS: Windows 8.1 (downgraded from Windows 10)
    RAM: 8 GB.

    Thank you. I am available.
    (PS: I used Google Translate, sorry if you don't understand)
    HarisTechGuy890 September 08, 2019

    So i was having the same problem (AMD user) but this fix may also work for nvidia users. I followed some steps below to access the switchable graphics tab on the AMD userface (2019 edition). I waited until i got the error message (same as above) and selected power savings on the GeForceNowStreamer.exe but still i had no luck. HOWEVER, what worked for me was:
    1)Go to Windows search> type and select: Edit Power Plan
    2)(optional)Click: Restore default settings for this plan( this is optional, however i had changed certain settings before so i did this just to be sure)
    3)Select Change advanced power settings
    4)Scroll down and select: Switchable Dynamic Graphics> Global settings
    5)Select Plugged in > Force power savings Graphics.
    6)Press apply and close window.
    After doing this i was able to use GeForce now with no problems. I hope this helps!
    Kloaker April 19, 2020
    please guys help me, for about 3 4 days every game that i play it freezes in game. I open a game,find a match, play 5-10min and boom the screen freezes but i can still hear the audio.
    maybe a steam problem??

    things that i tried:
    clear temp, doing sfc scan,used ccleaner, did a pc restart scan, reinstall the games,checking the game files,cleared pc hard disk and ssd,disabled oc,update driver

    cpu:i3 8100 3.6GHz
    ram:8gb ballistix
    gpu:gtx960 4gb
    psu:550w corsair
    ssd kingstone 500gb
    hard disk 1tb
    Karadjgne December 26, 2012
    That's likely not even related to what you've tried. Sounds distinctly like a gpu overheating. I'd suggest 2 things, first being clean the dust out of the gpu heatsink, second is turn your detail levels a little lower on some unnecessary items like viewing distance, grass detail, lighting etc as they are very hard on a gpu for not much return.
    lolermanlols123 March 18, 2020
    PC upgrade, what parts to get?
    I have an i3-8100 and a GTX 1060 3GB, I'm wondering which component I should upgrade with a budget of around $200.