AMD FX-8300 vs Intel Core i3-8300T

AMD FX-8300
Intel Core i3-8300T

General info

Comparing FX-8300 and Core i3-8300T processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
25.26
 
10.42
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Achitecture codename
Vishera
 
Coffee Lake
Release date
October 2012
 
April 2018
Price now
$90
 
$227

Technical specs

FX-8300 and Core i3-8300T quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of FX-8300 and Core i3-8300T performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
8
 
4
Number of threads
8
 
4
Maximum frequency
4.2 GHz
 
3.2 GHz
L1 cache
n/d
 
64 KB (per core)
L2 cache
8192 KB
 
256 KB (per core)
L3 cache
n/d
 
8192 KB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
315 mm2
 
n/d
Maximum core temperature
71 °C
 
82 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
n/d
 
72 °C
Transistor count
1200 million
 
n/d
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
-
P0 Vcore voltage
Min: 1.075 V - Max: 1.2875 V
 
n/d

Compatibility

Information on FX-8300 and Core i3-8300T compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
AM3+
 
FCLGA1151
Power consumption (TDP)
95 Watt
 
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by FX-8300 and Core i3-8300T. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
n/d
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
FMA
+
 
-
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
n/d
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
-
Hyper-Threading
n/d
 
-
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+

Security technologies

FX-8300 and Core i3-8300T technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
n/d
 
+
EDB
n/d
 
+
Secure Key
n/d
 
+
MPX
-
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
SGX
n/d
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
n/d
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by FX-8300 and Core i3-8300T are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
-
VT-d
n/d
 
+
VT-x
n/d
 
+
EPT
n/d
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by FX-8300 and Core i3-8300T.
Supported memory types
Not Listed
 
DDR4-2400
Maximum memory size
n/d
 
64 GB
Max memory channels
n/d
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
n/d
 
37.5 GB / s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into FX-8300 and Core i3-8300T.
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
1.1 GHz
Max video memory
n/d
 
64 GB
Quick Sync
n/d
 
+
Clear Video
n/d
 
+
Clear Video HD
n/d
 
+
InTru 3D
n/d
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of FX-8300 and Core i3-8300T integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
n/d
 
3

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by FX-8300 and Core i3-8300T integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
n/d
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
n/d
 
4096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP
n/d
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
n/d
 
4096x2304@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by FX-8300 and Core i3-8300T integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
n/d
 
12
OpenGL
n/d
 
4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by FX-8300 and Core i3-8300T.
PCIe revision
n / a
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
n/d
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of FX-8300 and Core i3-8300T. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

FX-8300 24.05
Core i3-8300T 25.03 +4.1%

Passmark

FX-8300 7719
Core i3-8300T 8032 +4.1%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good FX-8300 and Core i3-8300T are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD FX-8300

SSE4.1
SSE4a
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
AMD-V (Virtualization hardware acceleration used in AMD CPUs. Speeds up work with virtual machines)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
Unlocked
FMA (Fused Multiply-Add - a set of SIMD instructions aimed at floating point operations)

Advantages of Intel Core i3-8300T

4.1% faster in synthetic tests
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (35 vs 95 watts)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
Thermal Monitoring (prevents a CPU from overheating by lowering frequency upon reaching the critical temperature)
MPX
Identity Protection
ECC memory support

So, FX-8300 or Core i3-8300T?

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