AMD Ryzen 3 2300X vs AMD FX-8100

AMD Ryzen 3 2300X
AMD Socket AM4 DESKTOP
3500 MHz / Cores: 4 / Aug 2018
AMD Ryzen 3 2300X

AMD FX-8100
AMD Socket AM3+ DESKTOP
2800 MHz / Cores: 8 / Oct 2011
AMD FX-8100

Summary

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 3 2300X

This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on raw specifications plus core architecture.
Higher theoretical multi-threaded performance, based on specifications plus core architecture.
Higher overall performance, based on specifications plus core architecture.

Reasons to consider AMD FX-8100

None

AMD Ryzen 3 2300X

Gaming

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 3 2300X

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

AMD Ryzen 3 2300X

Productivity

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 3 2300X

Based on productivity benchmarks, overall multithreaded performance and theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Features

AMD Ryzen 3 2300X AMD FX-8100
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4A
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AES
AVX
AVX2
BMI1
BMI2
SHA
F16C
FMA3
AMD64
EVP
AMD-V
SMAP
SMEP
Precision Boost
SSE4a
CLMUL
CVT16
FMA4
XOP
Turbo Core
HT3.1

Architecture

AMD Ryzen 3 2300X AMD FX-8100
Architecture AMD_Zen_Plus vs AMD_Bulldozer
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR4 vs DDR3
Codename Zen vs Zambezi
Release Date Aug 2018 vs Oct 2011

Cores

AMD Ryzen 3 2300X AMD FX-8100
Cores 4 vs 8
Threads 4 vs 8
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics No vs No

Cache

AMD Ryzen 3 2300X AMD FX-8100
L1 Cache 128 KB (per core) vs 384 KB
L2 Cache 512 KB (per core) vs 8192 KB
L3 Cache 4096 KB (shared) vs 8192 KB (shared)

Physical

AMD Ryzen 3 2300X AMD FX-8100
Socket AMD Socket AM4 vs AMD Socket AM3+
Max Case Temp unknown vs unknown
Package µOPGA-1331 vs uPGA
Die Size 210mm² vs 315mm²
Process 14 nm vs 32 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen 3 2300X AMD FX-8100
Cpu Frequency 3500 MHz vs 2800 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 4200 MHz vs 3700 MHz
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 200 MHz
Voltage variable vs 1.425 V
TDP 65 W vs 95 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 3 2300X
    4620 points
  • AMD FX-8100
    2183 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 3 2300X
    15400 points
  • AMD FX-8100
    10837 points

Points - higher is better