IntelBX80684I38100
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 134,679 user samples
45,893 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 61% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 61% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 104th / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
88,786 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 47th / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
76.7 % 92.1 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
107 Pts 117 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
395 Pts 443 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+12%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
406 Pts 953 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+135%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts 124 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
439 Pts 481 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+10%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
443 Pts 1026 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+132%
Market Share
Based on 18,621,084 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.46 % 1.76 % Hugely higher market share.
+283%
Value
Value For Money
106 % 118 % Slightly better value.
+12%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
88 % 104 % More popular.
+18%
Price
Price (score)
$124 Cheaper.
+17%
$149
Age
Newest
21 Months 15 Months More recent.
+29%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 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 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4.2 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+17%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
108 Pts 119 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+10%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
117 Pts 128 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+9%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
420 Pts 465 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+11%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
467 Pts 500 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+7%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
423 Pts 998 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+136%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
467 Pts 1035 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+122%
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 6 core, 12 thread Ryzen 5 2600X is one of four new AMD second generation of high-end desktop Ryzen processors (codenamed Pinnacle Ridge) renowned for excellent value multi-core performance. The 2600X is set to replace the also 6 core, 12 thread 1600X as AMD’s new mid-range Ryzen 5 flagship. The latest generation of CPUs features a matured Zen+ chip architecture with 12nm lithography, increased clock speeds and Precision Boost 2 technology designed to leverage more CPU power than per the first generation. The 2600X appears to have stock base / boost clock speeds of 3.6 / 4.2 GHz. This is only marginally faster than the 1600X’s 3.6 / 4.0 GHz. Modest effective speed improvements are expected, although further benchmarks are necessary to draw firm conclusions. The 2600X ships with a Wraith Spire cooler and is priced reasonably at an expected $250. However, for most use cases, the new lower clocked Ryzen 5 2600 at $200 represents better value for money. Pinnacle Ridge processors are designed to work with the new 400 series motherboards, which allow for greater overclocking head room, and they are also backwards compatible with the 300 series motherboard following a bios update. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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