Intel Core i3 8100 vs AMD Ryzen 3 1200

We compared two 4-core desktop CPUs: the 3.6 GHz Intel Core i3 8100 against the 3.1 GHz AMD Ryzen 3 1200. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

Review

General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 1200 and 8100
Advantages of Intel Core i3 8100
  • Includes an integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Around 2.24 GB/s (6%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
943
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
3642
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
2259
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
6318
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
3366
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Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i3 8100 and AMD Ryzen 3 1200

General

Vendor Intel AMD
Released October 5, 2017 July 27, 2017
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Coffee Lake Zen
Model number i3-8100 -
Socket LGA-1151 AM4
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 630 No

Performance

Cores 4 4
Threads 4 4
Base Frequency 3.6 GHz 3.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency - 3.4 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 28x 31x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s -
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 96K (per core)
L2 Cache 256K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 6MB (shared) 8MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No Yes

Power

Transistors - 4.8 billions
Fabrication process 14 nm 14 nm
TDP 65 W 65 W
Max. temperature 100°C 95°C

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 -
GPU Base Clock 350 MHz -
GPU Boost Clock 1100 MHz -
Shading Units 192 -
TMUs 24 -
ROPs 3 -
Execution Units 24 -
TGP 15 W -
Max. Resolution 4096x2304 - 60 Hz -
iGPU FLOPS
0.38 TFLOPS

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2400 DDR4-2666
Memory Size 64 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 37.5 GB/s 39.74 GB/s
ECC Support Yes Yes

Misc

Official site Intel Core i3 8100 official page AMD Ryzen 3 1200 official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 20
Extended instructions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2 -

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Comments

So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 or Intel Core i3 8100?
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