IntelBX8070110100
AMD100-100000065BOX
$300

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

 $300 

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.7GHz, Zen3.
Release date: Q4 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 8,819 user samples
3,360 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 72nd / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
5,459 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 16th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
85.5 % 97.2 % Faster effective speed.
+14%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
90.1 Pts +2% 88.3 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts 156 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+25%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
241 Pts 306 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+27%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
437 Pts 569 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+30%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
664 Pts 933 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+41%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.1 Pts 95.1 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts 163 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+24%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
258 Pts 322 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+25%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
498 Pts 636 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+28%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
692 Pts 1000 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+45%
Market Share
Based on 35,897,831 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.16 % 0.96 % Hugely higher market share.
+500%
Value
Value For Money
110 % Better value.
+15%
95.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
189 % 198 % +5%
Price
Price (score)
$112 Much cheaper.
+63%
$300
Age
Newest
6 Months 0 Months Hugely more recent.
+100%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 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 3.7 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz 4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+7%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
694 Pts 1293 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+86%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
670 Pts 1203 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+80%
Series
CPU Architecture
Comet Lake Zen3
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 Ryzen 5 5600X is both the entry-level and best value for money 5000 series CPU. The 5600X is a hex-core 12 thread processor with a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz boosting to 4.6 GHz. It has 35 MB of cache and a TDP rating of 65W. A cooler is included in the RRP of $300 USD, but cheap after-market coolers (such as the $20 GAMMAXX 400) are far more effective and therefore worth the upgrade. Notably, AMD’s new Zen 3 architecture has vastly improved single-core performance and lower memory latency, which leads to a significant Effective Speed advantage over its predecessor, the 3600X. Last year, AMD were able to win significant market share with their 3000 series CPUs despite carrying a 15% performance deficit against lower priced Intel parts. Now that AMD have achieved top tier performance, their marketing machinery is squarely focused on monetization via price hikes. Users that do not wish to pay “marketing fees” should investigate Intel’s $190 USD i5-9600K, allocating the savings to a higher tier GPU will result in an unquestionably superior gaming PC. [Nov '20 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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