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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
65W
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FCLGA1151
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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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05-Oct-2017
Core i3-8100 4-Core 3.6GHz vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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FIFA 20 40% 4%
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Is it compatible with Gigabyte H310M DS2?

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Can i upgrade to this processor without changing my mobo

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Nah sorry mate, the coffee lake processors are only compatible with 8th generation motherboards, even though they share the same LGA1151 socket. It was a great disappointment for me too when I looked this up for similar reasons as you :(

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why does game debate say a 2nd gen i5 is more powerful than this sort yourselves out guys.

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Yeah that's weird and there is a mistake for sure , even this cpu is better than i5 7400.

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Exactly I suspect they have mistakenly rated it as if it where a 2 core 4 thread cpu like the previous i3s by mistake.

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Yeah and they missed Processor GPU too

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Just saying that this CPU isn't that great, as it requires the Intel Z170 or Intel Z270 motherboard chipsets, and mobos at that price start at 120 dollars.

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No. It can also be used with B250 and B350, socket LGA1151 doesn't mean a Z-series motherboard is required.

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Bro it doesn't support b250 chipsets. Only b350 and above chipsets are supported

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Sorry, my bad. Didn't realize that skylake/kabylake boards are incompatible with coffee lake.

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Infact, it is nearly the same price as the i3 7100 hence gives faaaar better performance per value as compared to its predecessor

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only 12% better than mine old xeon :))) u cant see any difference in gaming… cpu costs 40$ and this one 120$ … not really fair… even if i oc my cpu i would get much better results… but i dont see any need

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The specs are completely wrong on game debate according to them a lower clocked 3rd gen i5 is weaker than this which is not the case.

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Should i upgrade to Core i3-8100 4-Core 3.6GHz or i5-7400 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz) ?

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Is this compatible with the H110M Motherboards?

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No,new chipset (300 series) is required for Coffe lake CPUs

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