IntelBX80684I38100
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 188,123 user samples
55,400 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 57% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 57% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 120th / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
132,723 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 65th / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
70.6 % 79.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+13%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
107 Pts 117 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
212 Pts 230 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+8%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
396 Pts 443 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+12%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
404 Pts 729 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+80%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts 124 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
224 Pts 245 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+9%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
437 Pts 484 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+11%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
439 Pts 808 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+84%
Market Share
Based on 22,395,104 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.43 % 1.24 % Hugely higher market share.
+188%
Value
Value For Money
88.1 % 96 % Slightly better value.
+9%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
101 % 151 % Much more popular.
+50%
Price
Price (score)
$124 Slightly cheaper.
+11%
$140
Age
Newest
26 Months 19 Months More recent.
+27%
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%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
442 Pts 1024 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+132%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
406 Pts 954 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+135%
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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