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 79,228 user samples
42,531 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 50% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 50% Great: 70%
SPEED RANK: 135th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
36,697 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 70% Base clock 3.1 GHz
Worst Bench: 39% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 39% Great: 70%
SPEED RANK: 221st / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
63.3 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+15%
55.1 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
106 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+13%
94.2 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
211 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+15%
184 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
394 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+15%
342 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
401 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+15%
350 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
405 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+15%
352 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts 112 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
224 Pts 224 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
438 Pts 441 Pts +1%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
438 Pts 446 Pts +2%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
444 Pts 447 Pts +1%
Market Share
Based on 21,082,764 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.42 % Higher market share.
+20%
0.35 %
Value
Value For Money
78.2 % 84.1 % Slightly better value.
+7%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % 84 % More popular.
+24%
Price
Price (score)
$129 $60 Much cheaper.
+54%
Age
Newest
24 Months Slightly more recent.
+8%
26 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
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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