IntelBX80684I38100
AMDYD1700BBAEBOX

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads
@3.0GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 42,388 user samples
2,839 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 44th / 985
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
39,549 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 37th / 985
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
80.8 % 84.6 % +5%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
111 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+10%
101 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
419 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
393 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
432 Pts 1120 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+159%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
114 Pts 115 Pts +1%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
455 Pts 460 Pts +1%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
459 Pts 1312 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+186%
Market Share
Based on 7,515,242 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.32 % 1.08 % Hugely higher market share.
+238%
Value
Value For Money
116 % Better value.
+29%
90.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
90 % 104 % More popular.
+16%
Price
Price (score)
$110 Much cheaper.
+55%
$245
Age
Newest
4 Months Much more recent.
+64%
11 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+300%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+20%
3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz +3%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
111 Pts 112 Pts +1%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
118 Pts 120 Pts +2%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
444 Pts +0% 442 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
469 Pts 478 Pts +2%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
444 Pts 1269 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+186%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
471 Pts 1318 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+180%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake (2017) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
ADVERTISEMENT

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]

MORE DETAILS

The AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is the least powerful of three new Ryzen 7 CPUs. The 1700 model has base and turbo clocks of 3.0 and 3.7 GHz respectively. Both of its more expensive siblings, the 1700X and 1800X, have higher clocks but they also have TDPs of 95 watts whereas the 1700 is rated at just 65 watts. Comparing IPC between Ryzen and Kaby Lake shows that Kaby Lake leads by a maximum of 9% which is great news for workstation users as this allows the 1700 to beat Intel's 6850K in multi-core workloads at almost half the price. Although the 1700 has great IPC it's somewhat limited by its relatively low (by Kaby Lake standards) clock speed which holds it back a little in both gaming and desktop workloads. For multi-core workstation use, the Ryzen 7 1700 represents the best value for money we have ever seen. [Mar '17 CPUPro]

MORE DETAILS

Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) February 2018 CPU Rankings.

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]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance and price.
How Fast Is Your CPU? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark (UBM).
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write and mixed IO.
  • - Checks include: 4k Align, NCQ, TRIM, SATA, USB & S.M.A.R.T.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the highest voted in class.
  • - Find the best upgrades.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $430Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $88
Intel Core i7-7700K $290Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $285Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $146
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $170AMD RX 480 $400Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $146
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $185SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $79G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $931SanDisk Extreme 32GB $23
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $206SanDisk Extreme 16GB $18
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  @Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback