First tests of Intel Core i3-8100 and Core i3-8350K show that not all Coffee Lake more interesting CPU Ryzen

We have already tested the new Intel Core i7-8700K and Core i5-8600K, making sure that Intel, for the first time in many years, has provided customers with really new generation, if we talk purely about race performance.

However, in addition to older models, the collection includes Coffee Lake and more affordable processors which for many will be more interesting. And now, thanks to the online TechSpot we can evaluate their performance and capabilities relative to its competitors.

Participated in the testing of Core i3-8100 and Core i3-8350K. For starters, recall that these CPU contains four cores do not support Hyper-Threading. Frequency is 3.6 and 4.0 GHz, respectively. The first CPU in the presence of 6 MB cache third level, and the second is 8 MB. TDP is 65 and 91 watts, and the official prices — 117 and $ 168, respectively. For comparison, in the United States for Ryzen 3 1300X asking $ 129, and for Ryzen 5 1500X — $ 178. That is, they will compete Junior new Intel.

The test results are shown in the diagrams below.

Let’s start with the analysis of the older CPU new Intel. Despite the fact that the Core i3-8350K has a free multiplier, it is not a very attractive purchase. First, on native frequency it is almost everywhere loses to the main competitor. Secondly, this processor comes with no cooling system. Thirdly, looking ahead, after overclocking Core i3-8350K continues to lose overclocked Ryzen 5 1500X, and the power grows very strong.

But the younger Core i3-8100, surprisingly, turns out to be very interesting. It is almost everywhere bypasses the main competitor, and is thus less. However, any Ryzen no problem to overclock, but doing it very few users.

As for overclocking, Core i3-8350K source was able to overclock to 4.9 GHz, but it’s when you use the liquid FROM the productive and operating temperatures under load of about 90 degrees. With a normal cooler the result will be much more modest, which makes the CPU even less interesting.

In addition, as already mentioned, the power consumption in such acceleration grows stronger than the other test CPU. It is worth noting that directly at the moment, price and performance of the new Intel processors worsens the lack of affordable motherboards, especially when the available CPU. That is, Core i3-8100 is a good choice until next year when you get a cheap motherboard. In the meantime, despite the increased number of cores, the new CPU Coffee Lake is not always look more interesting Ryzen.



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