IntelBX80684I38100
AMDYD1200BBAEBOX

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

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4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.1GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q3 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 97,411 user samples
56,225 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: 117th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
41,186 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 46% Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 46% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 217th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
70.6 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+14%
61.8 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
107 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+14%
93.8 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
212 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+16%
183 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
395 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+14%
346 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
400 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+14%
350 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts 113 Pts +1%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
224 Pts 224 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
438 Pts 440 Pts +0%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
439 Pts 444 Pts +1%
Market Share
Based on 22,641,434 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.4 % Much higher market share.
+33%
0.3 %
Value
Value For Money
88.4 % 96.4 % Slightly better value.
+9%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
101 % Slightly more popular.
+13%
89 %
Price
Price (score)
$123 $55 Much cheaper.
+55%
Age
Newest
26 Months Slightly more recent.
+7%
28 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+16%
3.1 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+6%
3.4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
441 Pts 445 Pts +1%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
403 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+14%
354 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
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 Ryzen 3 1200 is the second of AMD's new entry level CPUs which feature the latest Zen core architecture, as already seen in the Ryzen 5 and 7 series. Like its sister, the Ryzen 3 1300X, the 1200 is a four core CPU which offers fantastic value for money. Priced at just $109, this unlocked processor has stock base / boost clock speeds of 3.1 / 3.4 GHz respectively, compared to 3.5 / 3.7 GHz for the 1300X. Early benchmarks show that the Ryzen 3 1200 is worthy competition to Intel's six month old and currently 50% more expensive i3-7320. This may make the fact that the 1200 comes without integrated graphics more forgivable. The dual core, hyperthreaded i3-7320 beats the 1300 in single threaded tests by over 20% but the 1200 wins in multi-threaded tasks, scoring 10% higher for quad-core benchmarks, making the Ryzen 3 1200 a better choice for thread intensive workloads. [Jul '17 CPUPro]

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