AMD100-100000022BOX
IntelBX80684I38100

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.8GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 374,066 user samples
267,212 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 98th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
106,854 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 203rd / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
84.5 % Faster effective speed.
+11%
76.2 %
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28 % Hitm2 44%, FarC5 12%, TWarW2 37%, SotTR 34%, ACO 51%, MetroEx 8%, MESoW 2%, Divis2 69% StrangeB 0%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
78.3 Pts 85.2 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+9%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
133 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+27%
105 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
260 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+25%
208 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
487 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+25%
389 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
810 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+106%
394 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
87.5 Pts 93.4 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+7%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+27%
112 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+26%
223 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
544 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+25%
434 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
878 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+102%
434 Pts
Market Share
Based on 46,470,364 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.87 % Hugely higher market share.
+278%
0.23 %
Value
Value For Money
81.3 % 81.4 % +0%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
70 % +4% 67 %
Price
Price (score)
$320 $220 Much cheaper.
+31%
Age
Newest
26 Months Much more recent.
+45%
47 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+22%
3.6 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1137 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+160%
437 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1060 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+167%
397 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2 Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
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Early Q3 of 2019 sees the release of the new Ryzen 5 3600X: a hex-core, 12-thread processor. AMD are releasing five new CPUs based on their latest Zen 2 microarchitecture which delivers approximately 13% better IPC than the previous 12nm Zen+. For workstation builds the 3600X is viable, however, the $200 USD Ryzen 5 3600 represents a far better value proposition. The additional $40 USD for the 3600X basically buys a better cooler (Spire vs Stealth). This allows for an extra 200 MHz of extra base and boost clock: 3.8 / 4.4 GHz on the 3600X vs 3.6 / 4.2 GHz on the 3600, this translates to approximately 2% higher overclocked performance for 20% more money. Neither of the stock coolers on the 3600 or 3600X are as effective as a $20 USD aftermarket cooler such as the Gammaxx 400. The 3600 with a Gammaxx 400 outperforms the 3600X with a Spire cooler and when both use a Gammaxx 400 they are more or less identical. The 3600X SKU is basically a marketing gimmick designed to milk unsuspecting consumers. Comparing the 3600X to Intel’s overclocked flagship i5-9600K shows that although the 3600X has 29% faster 64-core speed, it is around 11% worse for gaming (sub eight core performance). Additionally, the 3600X's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which can also impact gaming. The arrival of Zen 2 marks the end of the "Sandy Bridge (i5-2500K)" era, Intel can no longer rely exclusively on their single-core advantage to dominate the market, they must also compete on price. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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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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