IntelBX80684I38100
AMDYD2600BBAFBOX

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 305,508 user samples
53,971 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 57% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 57% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 115th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
251,537 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 65% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 65% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 89th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
70.4 % 75.1 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
107 Pts 111 Pts +4%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
212 Pts 218 Pts +3%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
392 Pts 419 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
400 Pts 691 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+73%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
403 Pts 903 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+124%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts 118 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+5%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
224 Pts 236 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+5%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
437 Pts 465 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+6%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
439 Pts 775 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+77%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
442 Pts 1010 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+129%
Market Share
Based on 21,817,177 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.43 % 2.9 % Hugely higher market share.
+574%
Value
Value For Money
86.5 % 95.1 % Slightly better value.
+10%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
96 % 144 % Much more popular.
+50%
Price
Price (score)
$132 $118 Slightly cheaper.
+11%
Age
Newest
25 Months 18 Months More recent.
+28%
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 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
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 2600, from AMD’s second generation (Zen+) of high-end desktop Ryzen processors, supersedes the first generation Ryzen 5 1600. The newer generation sees a lithography reduction from 14nm to 12nm, but no increase in the number of cores and threads (6 and 12 respectively) over the ground-breaking first generation which continues to surpass similarly priced Intel CPUs in terms of multi-core performance. In other words, progress between generations is predominantly driven by power efficiency and therefore higher attainable clock speeds. The 2600 appears to have a stock base/boost clock of 3.4 / 3.9 GHz compared to the 1600’s 3.2 / 3.6 GHz which is expected to result in a modest increase in effective speed that said, early benchmarks are inconclusive. Included in the expected retail price of about $200 is a Wraith Stealth cooler, so the 2600, like the 1600 before it, represents great value for workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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