IntelBX80684I38100
AMDYD180XBCAEWOF

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 38,847 user samples
13,695 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 69th / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
25,152 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% Base clock 4.15 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 2.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 25th / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
78.1 % 92.5 % Faster effective speed.
+18%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts 110 Pts +2%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
403 Pts 431 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
413 Pts 1222 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+196%
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 472 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+6%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
445 Pts 1337 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+200%
Market Share
Based on 10,922,859 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.64 % Much higher market share.
+52%
0.42 %
Value
Value For Money
107 % Slightly better value.
+8%
99.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
84 % 98 % More popular.
+17%
Price
Price (score)
$125 Much cheaper.
+48%
$240
Age
Newest
11 Months Much more recent.
+39%
18 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 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 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
426 Pts 454 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+7%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
466 Pts 492 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+6%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
428 Pts 1299 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+204%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
467 Pts 1350 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+189%
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 7 1800X is AMD's flagship Ryzen CPU. Clocked at 3.6 GHz with a turbo frequency of 4.0 GHz (stock) this chip offers a staggering level of multi-core performance. Comparing the 1800X with the Intel i7-6850K shows that the 1800X delivers 25% more multi-core throughput than its more expensive counterpart. Historically AMD's CPU architecture has had a much lower IPC than Intel's and consequently Intel have dominated the CPU market since 2009. Comparing IPC between Intel's Kaby Lake and Ryzen shows a maximum gap of just 9%. A very welcome shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as the remaining Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 models are rolled out. For now the 1800X offers workstation users similar processing power to a $1,000 i7-6900K at half the price. [Mar '17 CPUPro]

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