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Intel Core i3 9300 vs i3 8100

We compared two 4-core desktop CPUs: the 3.7 GHz Intel Core i3 9300 against the 3.6 GHz i3 8100. 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 Consumption
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 8100 and 9300
Advantages of Intel Core i3 9300
  • Newer - released 1 year and 7 months later
  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Consumes up to 5% less energy than the Core i3 8100 – 62 vs 65 Watt


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)


Full technical specification of Intel Core i3 9300 and i3 8100


Vendor Intel Intel
Released April 23, 2019 October 5, 2017
Launch price 152 USD 117 USD
Type Desktop Desktop
Codename Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Model number i3-9300 i3-8100
Socket LGA-1151 LGA-1151
Integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630 Intel UHD Graphics 630


Cores 4 4
Threads 4 4
Base Frequency 3.7 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.3 GHz -
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 37x 28x
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 8MB (shared) 6MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication Process 14 nm 14 nm
TDP 62 W 65 W
Max. temperature 100°C 100°C

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 No Yes


Official site Intel Core i3 9300 official page Intel Core i3 8100 official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 16
Instruction Set SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2 SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2

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