IntelBX80684I38100
AMDYD270XBGAFBOX

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.7GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 33,161 user samples
13,737 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: 71st / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
19,424 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.7 GHz
Worst Bench: 88% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 88% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 105%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
77.9 % 99.6 % Faster effective speed.
+28%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts 120 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+11%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
402 Pts 464 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+15%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
413 Pts 1291 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+213%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts 126 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+12%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
442 Pts 493 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+12%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
445 Pts 1386 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+211%
Market Share
Based on 10,956,040 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.64 % 1.09 % Much higher market share.
+70%
Value
Value For Money
109 % Slightly better value.
+13%
96.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
85 % 97 % Slightly more popular.
+14%
Price
Price (score)
$119 Much cheaper.
+63%
$320
Age
Newest
11 Months 5 Months Much more recent.
+55%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+38%
105 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 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4.3 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+19%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
108 Pts 122 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+13%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
117 Pts 132 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+13%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
426 Pts 476 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+12%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
466 Pts 514 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+10%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
428 Pts 1347 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+215%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
467 Pts 1394 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+199%
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 8 core, 16 thread 2700X is AMD’s second generation Ryzen 7 flagship following in the wake of the Ryzen 7 1800X which continues to offer excellent multi-core value for money. This new Pinnacle Ridge processor features the Zen+ architecture with 12nm lithography compared to 14nm previously. Whilst there is no increase in the number of cores, the stock base / boost clocks appear to have received a bump up to 3.7 / 4.3 GHz from 3.6 / 4.0 GHz. The 2700X is compatible with both the new 400 series and 300 series of motherboards. Early benchmarks indicate that the 2700X has a slightly greater effective speed than the 1800X, although further benchmarks are necessary to quantify this. The expected launch price of $329 includes a Wraith Prism cooler and is in the same price bracket as the 1800X and Intel’s Coffee Lake i7-8700K. Whilst the 6 core, 12 thread 8700K beats the 2700X in single and quad core performance by about 10%, the 2700X wins on multi-core workloads. PC gaming and desktop performance is generally governed by four or less cores but the 2700X offers unbeatable value for money for workstation users. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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