IntelBX80684I38100
AMDYD1700BBAEBOX

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.0GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 89,595 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
69,976 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 56th / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
77.6 % 84.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
100 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
401 Pts +2% 393 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
409 Pts 1114 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+172%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts 115 Pts +3%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
441 Pts 461 Pts +5%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
444 Pts 1312 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+195%
Market Share
Based on 12,835,887 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.54 % 0.82 % Much higher market share.
+52%
Value
Value For Money
108 % Slightly better value.
+6%
102 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
91 % 119 % Much more popular.
+31%
Price
Price (score)
$120 Much cheaper.
+31%
$175
Age
Newest
14 Months Much more recent.
+33%
21 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+300%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+20%
3 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
425 Pts 443 Pts +4%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
466 Pts 480 Pts +3%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
427 Pts 1271 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+198%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
467 Pts 1324 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+184%
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 AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is the least powerful of three new Ryzen 7 CPUs. The 1700 model has base and turbo clocks of 3.0 and 3.7 GHz respectively. Both of its more expensive siblings, the 1700X and 1800X, have higher clocks but they also have TDPs of 95 watts whereas the 1700 is rated at just 65 watts. Comparing IPC between Ryzen and Kaby Lake shows that Kaby Lake leads by a maximum of 9% which is great news for workstation users as this allows the 1700 to beat Intel's 6850K in multi-core workloads at almost half the price. Although the 1700 has great IPC it's somewhat limited by its relatively low (by Kaby Lake standards) clock speed which holds it back a little in both gaming and desktop workloads. For multi-core workstation use, the Ryzen 7 1700 represents the best value for money we have ever seen. [Mar '17 CPUPro]

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