( 4.7 Average / 6 Ratings )
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New 8th gen coffee lake doesnt disappoint. 4 Cores/4 threads at 4ghz out of the box outperforms the previous staple for gaming, the i5-7600k. Allows for overclocking, but downside is you have to buy a new 300 series mobo.
For an i3 CPU, this puppy actually manages to be very good overall. As a quad-core CPU with good overclocking capabilities (I've got mine set to 4.5Ghz at 1.27v), it's easily a match for the previous generation i5 chips, and much cheaper overall. The 8th gen i5 and i7 chips will likely be better for gaming, especially in the future, but at 1080p 60hz this CPU does just fine for even most modern AAA games.
Excellent price to performance ratio. Easily matches and outperforms the last gen chips in the I3 and I5 series. Runs fairly cool and overclocks well so far.
This is a great processor but there are others that are much better like the i5 8400 or the Ryzen 5 1600. It only has 4 cores and threads compared to the i5 8400 with 6 cores and 6 threads. It does not include a cooler or thermal paste so the i5 8400 is a much better buy.
I was looking at buying the i3-8100 when I saw a huge sale and this CPU and had to pick it up. It runs great at 4GHz. Although, if you are looking to buy this at MSRP I would recommend buying a i5 for a little more $$ and you'll get 6 cores
This i3 is as powerful as older i5s! It overclocks great, too. Was able to bump this to 5.0Ghz with no issues.