IntelBX80684I38100
AMDYD150XBBAEBOX

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

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.5GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 30,923 user samples
15,919 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 74th / 1129
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
15,004 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 64% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 64% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 93rd / 1129
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
77.7 % +4% 74.6 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts +4% 104 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
401 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+10%
364 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
412 Pts 590 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+43%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts 114 Pts +2%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
440 Pts +2% 430 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
445 Pts 648 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+46%
Market Share
Based on 11,540,886 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.56 % Hugely higher market share.
+100%
0.28 %
Value
Value For Money
105 % +4% 101 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
89 % 92 % +3%
Price
Price (score)
$131 $130 +1%
Age
Newest
12 Months Much more recent.
+33%
18 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
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%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
108 Pts 111 Pts +3%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
117 Pts 120 Pts +3%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
427 Pts +4% 409 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
466 Pts +5% 444 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
428 Pts 629 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+47%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
467 Pts 655 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+40%
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 quad core and octa threaded Ryzen 1500X is a sub-$200 chip based on AMD's latest Zen architecture. It is released this month as part of the Ryzen 5 launch – a mid-market range specced out to challenge Intel's i5 series and yield considerably better multi-threaded performance at budget prices. Comparing the i5-7600K shows that the 7600K is 20% faster for single and quad core workloads but looses by 20% for multi-core workloads. The Ryzen 5 line-up also includes the 6 core 12 threaded 1600X. By comparison, the 1500X is 24% less expensive, comes with a Wraith Spire cooler and impressively yields very similar single and quad core performance, but multi-core performance lags 50% behind the 1600X. Both chips can be overclocked, but out the box, the base and boost clock speeds are 3.5GHz and 3.7GHz for the 1500X and 3.6GHz and 4.0GHz for the 1600X. The 1500X is a very reasonable CPU for the money, which thanks to AMD's recent IPC improvements, punches far above its weight for multi-threaded performance by Intel's standards. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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