Intel Core i3-8100 vs Intel Core i5-2550K

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Physical Specifications

Socket Intel Socket 1151 Intel Socket 1155
Foundry Intel Intel
Process size 14 nm 32 nm
Transistors unknown 1,160 million
Die size unknown 216 mm²
Package FC-LGA1151 FC-LGA10
tCaseMax 72°C


Frequency 2.8 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock up to 3.6 GHz up to 3.8 GHz
Base clock 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 28.0x 34.0x
Multiplier unlocked No Yes
TDP 62 W 95 W

Architecture Details

Vertical Segment Desktop Desktop
Production status Active unknown
Release date Oct 5th, 2017 Jan 30th, 2012
Codename Coffee Lake Sandy Bridge
Generation Core i3 Core i5
Part SR3N5 SR0QH
Memory support DDR4-2666 MHz Dual-channel DDR3 Dual-channel
ECC memory No No
PCI Express Gen 3, 16 Lanes(CPU only) Gen 3, 16 Lanes(CPU only)


Total Cores 4 4
Total Threads 4 4
SMP # CPUs 1 1
Integrated graphics


Cache L1 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
Cache L2 256K (per core) 256K (per core)
Cache L3 6MB (shared) 6MB (shared)

Features & Technologies

AES-NI Yes Yes
AVX Yes Yes
AVX2 Yes
BMI1 Yes
BMI2 Yes
Boost 2.0 Yes
EIST Yes Yes
F16C Yes
FMA3 Yes
Intel 64 Yes Yes
MMX Yes Yes
SSE Yes Yes
SSE2 Yes Yes
SSE3 Yes Yes
SSE4.2 Yes Yes
SSSE3 Yes Yes
VT-d Yes
VT-x Yes Yes
XD bit Yes Yes


Notes This processor comes with an unlocked BCLK multiplier, allowing users to set the multiplier value higher than shipped value, to facilitate better overclocking.


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