IntelBX8070110100
AMD100-100000022BOX

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

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

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
228 EFps 233 EFps +2%
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
102 EFps +1% 101 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
139 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+6%
131 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
118 EFps 119 EFps +1%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
131 EFps 131 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 225,111 user samples
9,601 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 77th / 1288
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
215,510 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 77th / 1288
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
85 % +0% 85 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
89.7 Pts Lower memory latency.
+14%
78.5 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts 134 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
241 Pts 263 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+9%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
433 Pts 491 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+13%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
661 Pts 814 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+23%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.1 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+8%
88.1 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts 142 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+8%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
257 Pts 281 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+9%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
492 Pts 549 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+12%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
692 Pts 885 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+28%
Market Share
Based on 40,524,710 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.29 % 0.74 % Hugely higher market share.
+155%
Value
Value For Money
106 % Better value.
+25%
84.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
95 % Much more popular.
+38%
69 %
Price
Price (score)
$124 Much cheaper.
+56%
$280
Age
Newest
10 Months Much more recent.
+47%
19 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
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 4.4 GHz +2%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
694 Pts 1150 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+66%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
667 Pts 1060 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+59%
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 ($75 USD) for comparable gaming performance. [Jun '20 CPUPro]

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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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