Intel Core i3 8100 vs Celeron G4900

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.6 GHz Intel Core i3 8100 with 4-cores against the 3.1 GHz Celeron G4900 with 2-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between G4900 and 8100
Advantages of Intel Core i3 8100
  • Has 4 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • 24% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 949 vs 768 points
Advantages of Intel Celeron G4900
  • Consumes up to 17% less energy than the Core i3 8100 – 54 vs 65 Watt
  • Newer - released 6-months later


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Core i3 8100 +152%
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Core i3 8100 +133%
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Full technical specification of Intel Core i3 8100 and Celeron G4900


Vendor Intel Intel
Released October 5, 2017 April 3, 2018
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Model number i3-8100 G4900
Socket LGA-1151 LGA-1151
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 630 UHD Graphics 610


Cores 4 2
Threads 4 2
Base Frequency 3.6 GHz 3.1 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 28x 31x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s 8 GT/s
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 256K (per core) 256K (per core)
L3 Cache 6MB (shared) 2MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 14 nm 14 nm
TDP 65 W 54 W
Max. temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 Intel UHD Graphics 610
GPU Base Clock 350 MHz 350 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1100 MHz 1050 MHz
Shading Units 192 96
TMUs 24 12
ROPs 3 2
Execution Units 24 12
TGP 15 W 15 W
Max. Resolution 4096x2304 - 60 Hz 4096x2304 - 30 Hz

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2400 DDR4-2400
Memory Size 64 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 37.5 GB/s 37.5 GB/s
ECC Support Yes Yes


Official site Intel Core i3 8100 official page Intel Celeron G4900 official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 16
Extended instructions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2 SSE4.1, SSE4.2

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So which CPU will you choose: Intel Celeron G4900 or Core i3 8100?