IntelBX80684I38100
AMDYD1600BBAEBOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.2GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 148,114 user samples
19,619 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 84th / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
128,495 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 4.15 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 74th / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
77.6 % 80.3 % +4%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
101 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
401 Pts +4% 387 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
409 Pts 850 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+108%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts 115 Pts +3%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
441 Pts 455 Pts +3%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
444 Pts 977 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+120%
Market Share
Based on 12,836,459 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.54 % 1.47 % Hugely higher market share.
+172%
Value
Value For Money
108 % Slightly better value.
+5%
103 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
91 % 145 % Much more popular.
+59%
Price
Price (score)
$120 Cheaper.
+20%
$150
Age
Newest
14 Months Much more recent.
+30%
20 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+12%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
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
425 Pts 436 Pts +3%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
466 Pts 474 Pts +2%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
427 Pts 946 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+122%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
467 Pts 984 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+111%
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 5 1600 is one of four new Ryzen 5 processors released this month. Based on the AMD Zen architecture, which is comparable to Intel in terms of IPC, the Ryzen 5 1600 has six cores which is more than the vast majority of games are able to use (most games cannot use more than four cores). Ryzen 5 CPUs offer gamers better value for money than the eight core Ryzen 7 models released last month. With six cores the 1600 is approximately 75% better at multi-threaded tasks than Intel's quad core i5 flagship – the similarly priced i5-7600K, the 1600 however, has 25% lower single and 33% lower quad core scores. The 1600 has stock base/boost clock speeds of 3.2/3.6 GHz and its price tag of $219 includes a cooler. Assuming a modest overclock of 10% brings the 1600 within striking range of the 1600X which is the Ryzen 5 flagship. The 1600X sports stock base/boost clocks of 3.6/4.0 GHz but costs $30 more than the 1600 and ships without a cooler included in the box. The Ryzen 5 1600 is the best value for money six core CPU we have seen to date. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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