Intel Core i3-8100 4-Core 3.6GHz

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Core i3-8100 4-Core 3.6GHz Performance Specification
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3.6 GHz
3.6 GHz
4 cores
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Coffee Lake
LGA 1151
64 Bit
Core i3-8100 4-Core 3.6GHz Game Requirement Analysis

The Intel Core i3-8100 4-Core 3.6GHz is a low-end CPU based on Intel's 8th Gen 14nm, Coffee Lake microarchitecture. It offers 4 physical cores clocked at 3.6GHz. It is one of the first ever Intel Core i3 quad-core CPUs.

It does not have an unlocked multiplier and cannot be overclocked.

It has 6MB of L3 Cache. Level 3 cache is a static memory bank of a processor and it is used to feed it instructions. This processor also supports DDR4 based RAMs with maximum memory support of 64GB.

It has a maximum Thermal Power Design of 65W. It is on par with competitor processors.

Among its many features, Intel Enhanced Speedstep and Virtualization are activated.

It integrates Intel HD Graphics 630 on board. It has a base frequency of 350MHz which can go up to 1GHz as well as offering DirectX 12 support.

This CPU is likely to offer good computational performance but may suffer from performance dips on higher resolutions and demanding applications. As of 2017 it is the second most powerful Core i3 CPU Intel has ever released, while its four-cores make it an excellent choice budget choice for gaming.

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Core i3-8100 4-Core 3.6GHz vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Grand Theft Auto VI 2% 59%
New World 35% 3%
The Ascent 4% 130%
Resident Evil 8 1% 87%
Battlefield 2042 6% 35%
Far Cry 6 2% 53%
FIFA 22 30% 9%
Halo Infinite 6% 35%
Forza Horizon 5 31% 3%
Days Gone 25% 10%
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