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The Core i3-8100 performs well through our Adobe suite, taking fourth place overall. It beats the Ryzen processors in every test except for the After Effects sub-test, where AMD's unlocked multipliers help swing the advantage in Ryzen 5's direction.
The application start-up metric measures load-time snappiness in word processors, GIMP, and Web browsers, under warm- and cold-start conditions. Core i3-7100 once again beats the Core i3-8100 due to its higher frequency ceiling. We also see impressive performance enabled by the -8400's top Turbo Boost bin.
Video conferencing measures performance in single- and multi-user applications that utilize the Windows Media Foundation for video playback and encoding. It also performs facial detection during the workload to model real-world usage. This task responds well to extra threads, allows the Ryzen 5 1500X to shine. The Core i3-8100 offers solid performance for its price, and it ekes out a win over the competing Ryzen 3 models.
The photo editing benchmark measures performance with Futuremark's binaries that use the ImageMagick library. Common photo processing workloads also tend to be parallelized, so we see a lot of the same behaviors. The overclocked Ryzen 3 1300X beats Intel's Core i3-8100, and the heftier Ryzen 5 models also perform well. Clock rates play a pivotal role in determining performance, too, as the quad-core Core i3-8350K bests a six-core Core i5-8400.
Spreadsheet-heavy tests emphasize clock rates even more, so again, Core i3-7100 outperforms the newer -8100. Meanwhile, the -7350K's static 4.2 GHz frequency lends it an advantage over the i3-8350K and i5-8400.
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Great CPU for the $$$!Reply
It's impressive.... and makes a harder sell on the Ryzen 1200 and 1300X.Reply
Still missing affordable motherboards...Reply
When are the lower cost "B" and I assume "H" series motherboards supposed to arrive?Reply
Why does the little green button to buy the product always have a wildly higher price than the assumptions made in the article?Reply
Just a glaring sign that the articles value comparison is off, in real life.
I don't see the point of this review? This get the UPDATE ? Bios UPDATE Microcode Update ? Where is the meltdown TRAIN ?Reply
Tesetilaro - Passmark benchmark results comparing the i3-8100, i5-4570 and the i5-3570.Reply
$100 upwards for a motherboard ,g4560 is still the budget king!Reply
Does it comes with the Meltdown and Spectre improvements?Reply
I have to agree, knowing that these reviews can take some time, I'm curious (as the others) if these tests include the S&M fixes?Reply
The performance loss might change the results here significantly. I know it's a lot of work, but I think we need new benchmarks for pretty much all Intel's new models. The current numbers are no longer accurate. Maybe retest some of AMD's to see if there is much, if any effect on their performance as well.