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Core i3-7100 really just as powerful as an FX-6300?


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#1 GameGuru

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 09:02 PM

I was looking to build my wife a system and thinking maybe going Intel (I've always been an AMD guy because I am cheap ha ha) and I was looking at the Intel Core i3-7100 Kaby Lake Dual-Core 3.9 GHz and checked it Passmark score and it was 6038.  I then checked the Passmark on my AMD FX-6300 and it was 6341.  Is the dual core Intel really almost as fast as my six core AMD?  I know the i3 has four threads but still I am surprised.  The power consumption is so much lower on the i3 also.  Is the i3 really just as good as the 6-core AMD with multi threaded tasks?


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 09:26 PM

Found this on the topic, and ya AMD getting owned i think but thier chips are cheap, just wish they didn't run so hot.

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http://www.cpu-monkey.com/en/compare_cpu-intel_core_i3_4150-361-vs-amd_fx_6300-218



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Posted 15 January 2017 - 09:32 PM

Looks like the i3 will be perfect for my wife then, doing photo editing, facebook, surfing the web.  I might have to switch myself to intel also but I run a Plex Server and do transcoding a lot so I need lots of threads but don't want to break the bank.  I might have to stil to AMD for that even though it uses so much more power.  Geesh, I don't know what way to go there ha ha.


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 09:43 PM

The 6 core is still good as it their 4 core version of the same thing i find, considering what AMD sells the chips for, my self its a coin toss as to what cpu i would get, the I3 is pulling hard though and that's impressive for a twin core.

 

AMD ryzan core cpu are coming though, you might wana hold off on the new computer topic for now and see what happens on that topic, AMD claiming big BIG changes but in the end it all comes down to what it can do and at what price imho.



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Posted 16 January 2017 - 04:35 AM

Passmark is ultimate piece of crap and that Passmark site should be taken out of internet immediately.

 

This is clear proof of Passmark's "quality":

 

Radeon R9 295X2 7,290
Radeon R9 290X / 390X 7,240

 

So Passmark shouldn't be used for any performance comparisons.


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Posted 16 January 2017 - 10:37 AM

I use CPUboss and GPUboss also, unfortunately CPUboss doesn't list the i3-7100 so I can do a direct comparison.

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 11:17 AM

FX-6300 is better on multithreaded tasks. i3-6100 is almost same as i3-7100 for comparisons.



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Posted 18 January 2017 - 01:23 PM

I use CPUboss and GPUboss also, unfortunately CPUboss doesn't list the i3-7100 so I can do a direct comparison.

I'd use GPUuserbenchmark for the GPU's. GPU/CPU Boss only does the combined performance (e.g. Value, Power consumption, performance) to rate each bit of hardware. Now, according to GPU boss, the 750 Ti is on par with the GTX 960 which isn't true as the 960 is quite a bit better than the 750 Ti. GPU user benchmark is less prone to overclocking anomalies as most people don't overclock their GPU since it isn't worth it generally, this makes it a bit more reliable. CPU user benchmark on the other hand is more prone to overclocking.



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Posted 19 January 2017 - 01:35 PM

For what it's worth heres the userbenchmark comparison - http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i3-7100-vs-AMD-FX-6300/3891vs1555

 

Something interesting with the Kaby Lake's is the Pentium range now has hyper threading. In previous generations you needed to go to the i3 to get this feature.  This gives a performance boost for general desktop use over the previous Pentiums and IMO makes them interesting for the type of build you are talking about.  As far as I can tell, only real difference between the i3-7100 and G4600 is the .3 Ghz clock speed difference.

 

Intel Ark Pentium G4560/G4600/i3-7100 comparison

 

I'm considering building a small form factor system with a G4600, to replace an ageing Acer HTPC.  I like this because it's a full desktop processor rather than the mobile one's used in NUC's, and the onboard Intel HD 630 GPU is more than sufficient for HTPC duty, yet with a 51w TDP doesn't present any cooling problems in a small PC.


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 04:07 PM

For what it's worth heres the userbenchmark comparison - http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i3-7100-vs-AMD-FX-6300/3891vs1555

 

Something interesting with the Kaby Lake's is the Pentium range now has hyper threading. In previous generations you needed to go to the i3 to get this feature.  This gives a performance boost for general desktop use over the previous Pentiums and IMO makes them interesting for the type of build you are talking about.  As far as I can tell, only real difference between the i3-7100 and G4600 is the .3 Ghz clock speed difference.

 

Add missing AVX support to list.

 

Pretty useless feature if you ask me. In fact, it's perhaps even advantage on SFF PC not to have AVX support (max power consumption is lower).






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