IntelBX8070110100
AMD100-100000159BOX
$120

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.6GHz, Comet Lake.
Release date: Q2 2020.

 $120 

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.8GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q2 2020.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
228 EFps 251 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+10%
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
102 EFps +3% 99 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
139 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+6%
131 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
118 EFps +4% 113 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
131 EFps +2% 128 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 6,996 user samples
2,236 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 62nd / 1272
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
4,760 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 108th / 1272
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
86.1 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
81.4 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
90.6 Pts Lower memory latency.
+14%
79.3 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts 136 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
244 Pts 262 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+7%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
440 Pts 450 Pts +2%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
664 Pts 721 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+9%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.5 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+8%
88.4 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
132 Pts 141 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+7%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
258 Pts 281 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+9%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
497 Pts 507 Pts +2%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
693 Pts 774 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+12%
Market Share
Based on 34,629,987 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.15 % Much higher market share.
+67%
0.09 %
Value
Value For Money
110 % Slightly better value.
+7%
103 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
185 % Much more popular.
+59%
116 %
Price
Price (score)
$114 Slightly cheaper.
+5%
$120
Age
Newest
5 Months 5 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz 4.3 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
695 Pts 775 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+12%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
670 Pts 724 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+8%
Series
CPU Architecture
Comet Lake Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1200 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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The i3-10100 is Intel’s entry level 10th generation Comet Lake processor and represents the best value for money within the line-up. This quad-core hyper-threaded 65 Watt processor ships with a cooler and is capable of 4.3 GHz single and 4.1 GHz all core boosts. Although the i3-10100 requires a new LGA1200 motherboard, Intel have guaranteed that LGA1200 will be compatible with the next generation of Rocket Lake CPUs, expected later this year. Running at stock (2666 MHz) RAM frequency handicaps performance by as much as 15% so gamers should pair the 10100 with a Z490 motherboard. This will both open an upgrade path to higher tier "K" tier CPUs and unlock higher XMP RAM speeds (here is one of the builds from our EFps test lab). When paired with an RTX 2060S, the 10100 lags just 13% behind the i9-10900K flagship. The 10100 allows budget gamers to allocate more money towards a better GPU which often results in a stronger overall gaming system. At a retail price of $122 USD, the 10100 competes against AMD’s quad-core Ryzen 3 3300X. Game EFps and effective speed benchmarks show that the 10100’s lower memory latency gives it the edge. In addition, unlike the 3300X, the 10100 also packs integrated graphics with Quick Sync hardware encoding, which alleviates the need for desktop users to purchase a separate GPU. In order to achieve better value for money, it is necessary to consider the older generation 9100F, which, when paired with a 2060S, is 39% cheaper for comparable gaming performance. [Jun '20 CPUPro]

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The 3300X is a 4-core Ryzen CPU. Priced at just $120 USD, it offers far better value to gamers than all the previous Ryzen CPUs. This is great news for potential buyers, but bad luck for gamers that recently spent nearly three times more on the 8-core 3700X. The reduction from eight to four cores results in more efficient caching and higher boost clocks. AMD’s marketing has abruptly broken from the firmly established “moar cores” mantra to a conveniently realistic: four cores are actually okay. Shifting goalposts this quickly reveals an unhealthy focus on first time buyers and a brazen disregard for existing customers. Sales tactics aside, unfortunately the 3300X remains constrained by architectural latency and the associated gaming bottleneck (frame drops). Comparing an overclocked 3300X pegged at 4425 MHz to a stock Intel Core i3-10100 running at 4100 MHz shows that the i3-10100 delivers better gaming performance in four out of five games. The 10100 also includes an iGPU with QuickSync hardware encoding. Since additional cores make little difference to gamers, there are no significant upgrades beyond the 3300X in the Ryzen product stack. In order to achieve better gaming performance, it is necessary to upgrade to a higher tier Intel CPU. Despite the barrage of anonymous hearsay pushed on social media, users will be hard pressed to find actual use cases that favor the 3300X over the i3-10100, especially when the 10100 is not handicapped by 2666 MHz RAM. Gamers are bottlenecked by the Ryzen architecture and desktop users need integrated graphics. [Jun '20 CPUPro]

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