The Intel Core i3-10100 is a desktop processor with 4 cores, launched in April 2020. It is part of the Core i3 lineup, using the Comet Lake architecture with Socket 1200. Thanks to Intel Hyper-Threading the core-count is effectively doubled, to 8 threads. Core i3-10100 has 6MB of L3 cache and operates at 3.6 GHz by default, but can boost up to 4.3 GHz, depending on the workload. Intel is making the Core i3-10100 on a 14 nm production node, the transistor count is unknown. The multiplier is locked on Core i3-10100, which limits its overclocking potential.
With a TDP of 65 W, the Core i3-10100 consumes typical power levels for a modern PC. Intel’s processor supports DDR4 memory with adual-channel interface. The highest officially supported memory speed is 2666 MHz, but with overclocking (and the right memory modules) you can go even higher. For communication with other components in the system, Core i3-10100 uses a PCI-Express Gen 3 connection. This processor features the UHD Graphics 630 integrated graphics solution.
Hardware virtualization is available on the Core i3-10100, which greatly improves virtual machine performance. Additionally, IOMMU virtualization (PCI passthrough) is supported, so that guest virtual machines may directly use host hardware. Programs using Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) can run on this processor, boosting performance for calculation-heavy applications. Besides AVX, Intel is including the newer AVX2 standard, too, but not AVX-512.
|Socket:||Intel Socket 1200|
|Process Size:||14 nm|
|Turbo Clock:||up to 4.3 GHz|
|Base Clock:||100 MHz|
|Release Date:||Apr 30th, 2020|
|Memory Support:||DDR4-2666 MHz
|PCI-Express:||Gen 3, 16 Lanes
|# of Cores:||4|
|# of Threads:||8|
|SMP # CPUs:||1|
|Integrated Graphics:||UHD Graphics 630|
|Cache L1:||64K (per core)|
|Cache L2:||256K (per core)|
|Cache L3:||6MB (shared)|