IntelBX80684I38100
AMDYD1200BBAEBOX

4 Cores, 4 Threads
@3.6GHz Coffee Lake (2017)

4 Cores, 4 Threads
@3.1GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 13,047 user samples
4,843 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 54th / 1089
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
8,204 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 49% Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 49% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 137th / 1089
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81.3 % Faster effective speed.
+18%
69 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
111 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+15%
96.4 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
423 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+19%
355 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
432 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+18%
366 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
114 Pts 114 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
455 Pts +2% 444 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
458 Pts +2% 450 Pts
Market Share
Based on 8,436,451 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.36 % 0.42 % Higher market share.
+17%
Value
Value For Money
115 % Slightly better value.
+9%
105 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
88 % More popular.
+17%
75 %
Price
Price (score)
$115 $94 Cheaper.
+18%
Age
Newest
6 Months More recent.
+25%
8 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+16%
3.1 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+6%
3.4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
111 Pts +1% 110 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
118 Pts 119 Pts +1%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
444 Pts +3% 431 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
469 Pts +1% 466 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
444 Pts +3% 431 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
471 Pts +1% 466 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake (2017) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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Intel’s i3-8100 from their 8th generation of Core processors is a mainstream quad-core CPU. It is the entry model of the latest Coffee Lake line up with a clock speed of 3.6 GHz. Previously, i3 Kaby Lake processors had two cores with hyperthreading, but now, i3 Coffee Lake processors have 4 cores and offer much better value for money in terms of dollars per core. With a performance profile that closely matches last years mid range Kaby Lake i5's (the then go-to mid range gaming choice) and a price tag of just $120, the i3-8100 represents excellent value for money. Unfortunately, like all Coffe Lake processors, the i3-8100 does require a new 300-series motherboard even though it shares the same LGA1151 socket as the previous generation of Kaby Lake 200 motherboards. Intel were clearly mindful of AMD's similarly priced quad core Ryzen 3 1200 which achieves very comparable single, and quad-core benchmarks to the i3-8100.  [Oct '17 CPUPro]

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The Ryzen 3 1200 is the second of AMD's new entry level CPUs which feature the latest Zen core architecture, as already seen in the Ryzen 5 and 7 series. Like its sister, the Ryzen 3 1300X, the 1200 is a four core CPU which offers fantastic value for money. Priced at just $109, this unlocked processor has stock base / boost clock speeds of 3.1 / 3.4 GHz respectively, compared to 3.5 / 3.7 GHz for the 1300X. Early benchmarks show that the Ryzen 3 1200 is worthy competition to Intel's six month old and currently 50% more expensive i3-7320. This may make the fact that the 1200 comes without integrated graphics more forgivable. The dual core, hyperthreaded i3-7320 beats the 1300 in single threaded tests by over 20% but the 1200 wins in multi-threaded tasks, scoring 10% higher for quad-core benchmarks, making the Ryzen 3 1200 a better choice for thread intensive workloads. [Jul '17 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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