Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i3-8100

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

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Price
$199.99
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$118.99
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Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - -
Brand AMD Intel
Model YD260XBCAFBOX BX80684I38100
Release Date April 2018 October 2017
Performance
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37th
62nd
Effective Value
12th
3rd
TDP 95 Watts 65 Watts
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Series Ryzen 5 Core i3 8th Gen
Core Name Pinnacle Ridge Coffee Lake
Socket AM4 LGA1151
Integrated Graphics No Intel UHD Graphics 630
CPU Cores 6 4
CPU Threads 12 4
CPU Clock Rate 3600MHz 3600MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4200MHz -
CPU Cooler included Yes Yes
Manufacturing Process 12 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB 64GB
Cache L3 16.00MB 6.00MB
Critic Reviews

"Gaming optimisations are still an issue, but computational power is unquestionable and system value is..."

"Intel's Core i3-8100 offers four physical cores for a mere ~$120, which is a tremendous value compared to the previous generation Intel models. We'll be even more impressed when reasonably priced B350 motherboards come to market."

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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i3-8100. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X:

  • Slightly better average performance, around 18%.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 6 months later.
  • 2 more cores.
  • 8 more threads.

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i3-8100:

  • 41% cheaper, you can save $81.00.
  • Slightly better effective value.
  • Around 32% lower thermal design power.
  • Integrated VGA In The CPU (Intel UHD Graphics 630).
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