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 1,466 user samples
39 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: 40th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
1,427 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 53% Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 53% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 105th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
80.9 % Faster effective speed.
+15%
70.2 % -15%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
110 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+13%
97.3 Pts -13%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
421 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+16%
363 Pts -16%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
433 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+17%
371 Pts -17%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts +2% 115 Pts -2%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
464 Pts +2% 453 Pts -2%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
471 Pts +4% 454 Pts -4%
Market Share
Based on 5,465,458 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.15 % -207% 0.46 % Hugely higher market share.
+207%
Value
Value For Money
112 % Slightly better value.
+7%
105 % -7%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % -28% 69 % More popular.
+28%
Price
Price (score)
$121 -17% $100 Cheaper.
+17%
Age
Newest
0 Months Hugely more recent.
+100%
2 Months -100%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 0% 65 Watts 0%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 0% 4 cores 0%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 0% 4 threads 0%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 0% 14 nm 0%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+16%
3.1 GHz -16%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+6%
3.4 GHz -6%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
114 Pts +3% 111 Pts -3%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
120 Pts +1% 119 Pts -1%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
447 Pts +2% 439 Pts -2%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
476 Pts +1% 472 Pts -1%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
456 Pts +4% 437 Pts -4%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
480 Pts +1% 473 Pts -1%
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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