IntelBX80684I38100
AMDYD160XBCAEWOF

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 41,830 user samples
12,012 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 64% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Poor: 64% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 67th / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
29,818 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 43rd / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
78 % 85.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts 108 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
404 Pts 412 Pts +2%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
412 Pts 894 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+117%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts 118 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+5%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
444 Pts 468 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+5%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
446 Pts 1003 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+125%
Market Share
Based on 10,346,816 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.57 % 0.61 % Slightly higher market share.
+7%
Value
Value For Money
110 % Slightly better value.
+8%
102 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
84 % 108 % More popular.
+29%
Price
Price (score)
$116 Much cheaper.
+37%
$183
Age
Newest
10 Months Much more recent.
+38%
16 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+11%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
108 Pts 114 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+6%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
117 Pts 123 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+5%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
429 Pts 451 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+5%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
466 Pts 487 Pts +5%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
429 Pts 972 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+127%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
467 Pts 1012 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+117%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen
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 5 1600X is the flagship processor from AMD's latest generation of Ryzen 5 processors which feature the Zen architecture. Following on from last month's release of the Ryzen 7 series, the Ryzen 5 series is positioned as a less expensive mid-performance alternative to Intel's i5 mainstream offerings. Once again, AMD excels in multi-core technology. Like the Ryzen 5 1600, the 1600X features 6 cores and 12 threads, but has roughly 11% higher clock speeds (out of the box) for a 14% premium. Like all Ryzen CPUs the 1600X is unlocked. The 1600X is the only Ryzen 5 CPU with a TDP of 95W, the 1600, 1500X and 1400 all have 50% lower power consumption of 65W. Due to its high thread count, UserBenchmarks show that at stock clocks the 1600X outperforms the i7-7700k on multi-threaded tasks by 23%, but it lags behind by 23% for single and 14% for quad-core performance. The 1600X is priced keenly at $249 so a more appropriate CPU comparison is the i5-7600k where the 1600X wins on stock multi-core by a whopping 81%. The 1600X does represent great value for workstation users that also game but its $30 cheaper sibling, the 1600 (non x version), which includes a cooler and has great overclocking potential out of the box is arguably the the value king in this segment. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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