IntelBX80684I38100
AMDYD130XBBAEBOX

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

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.5GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q3 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 155,074 user samples
117,071 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 211th / 1337
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
38,003 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 49% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 49% Great: 75%
SPEED RANK: 407th / 1337
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
76.8 % Faster effective speed.
+15%
66.5 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
85.8 Pts Lower memory latency.
+26%
68.2 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
105 Pts +3% 102 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
208 Pts +5% 199 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
392 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+5%
373 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
398 Pts +5% 380 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.7 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+20%
77.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
110 Pts 112 Pts +2%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
220 Pts 221 Pts +0%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
434 Pts +1% 430 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
435 Pts +1% 432 Pts
Market Share
Based on 50,018,368 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.28 % Hugely higher market share.
+300%
0.07 %
Value
Value For Money
83.5 % Better value.
+17%
71.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
61 %
Price
Price (score)
$205 Slightly cheaper.
+6%
$218
Age
Newest
51 Months Slightly more recent.
+6%
54 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 +3% 3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz +3%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
438 Pts +1% 434 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
401 Pts +5% 382 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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At a list price of just $129, the quad core, Ryzen 3 1300X is a great budget CPU. The Ryzen 3 series is based on AMD's powerful and energy efficient Zen core architecture as already featured in the mainstream Ryzen 5 series and performance Ryzen 7 series, both launched earlier this year. The 1300X is fully unlocked with a stock base clock speed of 3.5 GHz running up to 3.7 GHz for boost and has a TDP of 65W. The 1300X comes with AMD's Wraith Stealth cooler, but significantly, it is devoid of integrated graphics. Although this can be inexpensively rectified, it may be a stumbling block to those at the entry-level of the market. By comparison, Intel's dual core, four thread i3-7350K comes with 630 HD integrated graphics. In terms of effective speed, early benchmarks for the 1300X just pip the 7350K to the post but results in specific games will depend on the extent to which the game is able to use more than two processing cores simultaneously. The 1300X scores around 20% higher on quad-core tests whereas the 7350K scores 16% higher on single-core tests. The Ryzen 1300X has been released alongside the similar Ryzen 3 1200 which is also an unlocked quad-core with slightly lower base / boost clock speeds of 3.1 / 3.4 GHz and a slightly lower price of just $109. [Jul '17 CPUPro]

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