Monday, October 14th 2019

Intel Core i3-10100 Put Through SANDRA, Beats i3-9100 by 31% in Multimedia Tests

Intel's 10th generation Core desktop processor lineup, based on the 14 nm "Comet Lake" silicon, will begin with the Core i3-10100 succeeding the Core i3-9100 and i3-8100. To squeeze the most out of the microarchitecture that's essentially identical to "Skylake," Intel has decided to enable HyperThreading across the Core processor family, which means the i3-10100 is a 4-core/8-thread chip. Interestingly, Intel has given it just 6 MB of shared L3 cache. It's likely that the slightly beefed up i3-103xx will be differentiated with 8 MB of L3 cache. The chip has the same 3.60 GHz nominal frequency, and an unknown degree of Turbo Boost. The current-gen i3-9100 features Turbo Boost, so it's likely that its successor will also get the feature.

A SiSoft SANDRA online database entry for the i3-10100 surfaced, where it has an overall score of 382.61 MPix/s using multimedia tests, a significal step up from the roughly 290 MPix/s of the i3-9100 (a 31 percent performance increase). This increase in performance can be attributed to HyperThreading, as SANDRA's multimedia tests leverage it efficiently. Intel is expected to launch the Core i3-10100 around the $120 mark, competing with AMD's Ryzen 3 3200G.
Source: SiSoft SANDRA Database
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17 Comments on Intel Core i3-10100 Put Through SANDRA, Beats i3-9100 by 31% in Multimedia Tests

#2
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Finally, Intel reduced what is basically my processor (~$425 in 2015) to a budget processor for $120 in 2019. This is what competition looks like: a ~300% performance/price shift.
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jmcslob
FordGT90Concept
Finally, Intel reduced what is basically my processor (~$425 in 2015) to a budget processor for $120 in 2019. This is what competition looks like: a ~300% performance/price shift.
The $200 I5-k is going to be better than the 8700k.. Wow
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#5
john_
FordGT90Concept
Finally, Intel reduced what is basically my processor (~$425 in 2015) to a budget processor for $120 in 2019. This is what competition looks like: a ~300% performance/price shift.
Not exactly. Your processor is unlocked and with higher base frequency, don't know about turbo. Intel is charging extra money for those features. Maybe you get better iGPU with the i3?
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#6
XL-R8R
4c/4t vs 4c/8t........ 4.2GHz vs 4.4GHz......



All of a sudden, that 31% doesnt look so good - regardless of how you look at it.



Not much to see here, folks... the thread title is the most exciting part.
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#8
yeeeeman
All those 7600K owners saying it is better than 1600x will start to cry now.
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#9
CounterZeus
XL-R8R
4c/4t vs 4c/8t........ 4.2GHz vs 4.4GHz......



All of a sudden, that 31% doesnt look so good - regardless of how you look at it.



Not much to see here, folks... the thread title is the most exciting part.
I don't know what you expect from HT? It's still the same cores, just depending on the type of load you can get some extra performance. The important thing to note here is the shift of the product stack and it's a nice improvement for the regular customers.
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#10
trom89
Makes me wonder how much more they were holding back due to the lack of competition...:rolleyes:
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#11
dj-electric
Basically the compute performance of an i7 7700 or an i5 8400, roughly.
That's all fine and dandy. That means that i3's will basically be back in the game rather than pushed out for multi-threaded Ryzen 3
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#12
theoneandonlymrk
I like how I3s all of a sudden are getting a mention.
30% isn't all that though with Ht etc
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#13
jabbadap
dj-electric
Basically the compute performance of an i7 7700 or an i5 8400, roughly.
That's all fine and dandy. That means that i3's will basically be back in the game rather than pushed out for multi-threaded Ryzen 3
Ryzen 3 3200G does not have SMT on, so this should be better than that on cpu tasks.

Outback Bronze
So its a 6700k from 2015...

Or do I minus the K?
It's intel, so of course its locked cpu. If Intel continues past naming tradition: un-locked cpu will be named i3-10350k/i3-10350kf, which depending on cache should be around i7-7700k performance(probably faster by hw mitigations for spectre and meltdown and newer 14nm++...++ process node).
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#14
Khonjel
Ryzen 3 suddenly looks boring now. Let's see what AMD counters next year.

Finally the core wars begin!
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#15
Rebe1
AMD is ready for instant price correction if this will take place.
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#16
ppn
the key word is "in tests". In real use 1%. if they make 6 core 4.9 allcore boost that delivers the +50% perfomance in test and costs 50% more, 199$, but also performs 50% in real use because it has real cores +50%. and maxed clocks, not the fake papeline botelnecking threads, then I would take it. But until then it just it's not good enough. I have to save up for Golden Cove. Too bad it won't be the 11 series. That is the Rocket Lake refresh with 10nm Xe GFX hybrid.
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#17
Mussels
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They added HT which got a 31% boost in multi threading


totally not exciting
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