IntelBX80684I38100
AMDFD837EWMHKBOX

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

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8 Cores, 8 Threads @3.3GHz, Piledriver.
Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 58,484 user samples
55,400 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 57% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 57% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 120th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
3,084 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 54% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 28% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 28% Great: 54%
SPEED RANK: 468th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
70.6 % Much faster effective speed.
+66%
42.4 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
107 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+64%
65.4 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
212 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+71%
124 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
396 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+73%
229 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
404 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+5%
383 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+36%
82.6 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
224 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+44%
156 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
437 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+47%
298 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
439 Pts 518 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+18%
Market Share
Based on 22,448,080 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.44 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,100%
0.02 %
Value
Value For Money
88.3 % Much better value.
+69%
52.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
101 % Much more popular.
+74%
58 %
Price
Price (score)
$123 Slightly cheaper.
+5%
$130
Age
Newest
26 Months Much more recent.
+59%
63 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 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 Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
3.3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4.3 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+19%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
442 Pts 523 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+18%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
406 Pts +4% 389 Pts
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-8370E is an energy efficient Vishera eight core desktop processor based on AMD’s Piledriver architecture. It was launched in September 2014 and is the energy efficient version of the FX-8370 boasting a lower TDP of 95 Watts versus 125 Watts on the FX-8370. Comparing the 8370E and 8370 shows that the lower TDP comes at a cost: the 8370E scores a relatively lacklustre effective speed of 73 compared to the non-E version which scores 83. The lower score is consistent with the relative clock speeds: 3.3 GHz on the 8370E versus 4.0 GHz on the 8370. Priced the same as the 8370, there is a direct choice between being green or speedy. Or, if you don’t really need the above average multi-threaded performance that the 8370E offers, then you may be better off with the superb single-threaded performance from any number of Intel’s offerings. [Dec '14 CPUPro]

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