IntelBX80684I38100
AMDFD8370FRHKBOX

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

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8 Cores, 8 Threads @4.0GHz, Piledriver.
Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 81,889 user samples
55,024 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 57% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 57% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 127th / 1213
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
26,865 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 54% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 36% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 36% Great: 54%
SPEED RANK: 385th / 1213
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
69.9 % Much faster effective speed.
+45%
48.3 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
106 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+45%
73.1 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
210 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+49%
141 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
390 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+47%
265 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
394 Pts 449 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+14%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+38%
81.2 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
224 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+41%
159 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
436 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+42%
306 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
436 Pts 524 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+20%
Market Share
Based on 26,212,404 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.39 % Hugely higher market share.
+457%
0.07 %
Value
Value For Money
90.2 % Much better value.
+58%
57 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
98 % Much more popular.
+42%
69 %
Price
Price (score)
$110 Cheaper.
+28%
$153
Age
Newest
30 Months Much more recent.
+55%
67 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+48%
125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+11%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4.3 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+19%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
438 Pts 523 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+19%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
398 Pts 455 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+14%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Piledriver
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM3+
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 FX-8370 is a top of the range black edition Vishera eight core processor based on AMD’s Piledriver architecture. It was launched in September 2014 and is both cheaper and faster than the FX-8350. The FX range offers high performance and this particular processor holds a world record for reaching an incredible 8.7 GHz when overclocked under lab conditions. For typical users however, the FX-8370 runs at 4.0/4.3 GHz (base/turbo) and typically hits 5.0 GHz when overclocked. Its effective speed is 83 which is currently only exceeded by AMD's 20% more expensive FX-9590 (scoring 85), making it relatively good value for money. Eight cores aren’t necessary for most applications, but things are changing and if you heavily rely on multi-threaded applications then the FX-8370 may be a good choice. [Dec '14 CPUPro]

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