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Core i3-10100T vs i7-8550U


Description
The i3-10100T is based on Comet Lake architecture while the i7-8550U is based on Kaby Lake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i3-10100T gets a score of 227.7 k points while the i7-8550U gets 169.9 k points.

Summarizing, the i3-10100T is 1.3 times faster than the i7-8550U. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
a0653
806ea
Core
Comet Lake-S
Kaby Lake-R
Architecture
Base frecuency
3.6 GHz
1.8 GHz
Boost frecuency
4.3 GHz
4 GHz
Socket
FC-LGA 1200
BGA1356
Cores/Threads
4/8
4/8
TDP
65 W
15 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
4x32+4x32 kB
4x32+4x32 kB
Cache L2
4x256 kB
4x256 kB
Cache L3
6144 kB
8192 kB
Date
April 2020
August 2017

Non-optimized benchmark
The benchmark in Mode 0 (FPU) measures cpu performance with non-optimized software. It uses the basic µinstructions from the i386 architecture with the i387 floating point unit. This mode is compatible with all CPUs so it's practical to compare very different CPUs
Monothread
i3-10100T
i7-8550U
Test#1 (Integers)
4325
3911 (-9.56%)
Test#2 (FP)
15695
15977 (1.80%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5036
5112 (1.52%)
Test#1 (Memory)
7678
11046 (43.87%)
TOTAL
32734
36047 (10.12%)

Multithread

i3-10100T

i7-8550U
Test#1 (Integers)
16586
11761 (-29.09%)
Test#2 (FP)
71096
50154 (-29.46%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
23263
16756 (-27.97%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3861
4166 (7.90%)
TOTAL
114806
82837 (-27.85%)

SSE3 optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode I (SSE) is optimized for the use of SIMD instructions with 128 bits register and the SSE set up to version 3. Nearly every modern CPU has support for this mode.
Monothread
i3-10100T
i7-8550U
Test#1 (Integers)
13839
12928 (-6.58%)
Test#2 (FP)
19787
20589 (4.05%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5282
5410 (2.43%)
Test#1 (Memory)
8315
10479 (26.03%)
TOTAL
47222
49406 (4.62%)

Multithread

i3-10100T

i7-8550U
Test#1 (Integers)
54670
41109 (-24.81%)
Test#2 (FP)
90708
65038 (-28.30%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
24109
17532 (-27.28%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3855
4222 (9.53%)
TOTAL
173341
127900 (-26.21%)

AVX optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode II (AVX) is optimized to used 256 bits registers beside the first version of the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The first AVX compatible CPU was released in 2011.
Monothread
i3-10100T
i7-8550U
Test#1 (Integers)
13881
13153 (-5.25%)
Test#2 (FP)
20936
19696 (-5.92%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5176
5101 (-1.44%)
Test#1 (Memory)
8202
9213 (12.33%)
TOTAL
48194
47162 (-2.14%)

Multithread

i3-10100T

i7-8550U
Test#1 (Integers)
54878
34130 (-37.81%)
Test#2 (FP)
93174
53788 (-42.27%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
23337
13906 (-40.41%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3855
4125 (7.01%)
TOTAL
175244
105948 (-39.54%)

AVX2 optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode III (AVX2), like AVX1, is optimized to used 256 bits registers beside the second version of the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The first AVX2 compatible CPU was released in 2013.
Monothread
i3-10100T
i7-8550U
Test#1 (Integers)
24309
25859 (6.37%)
Test#2 (FP)
22147
23009 (3.89%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5142
5225 (1.60%)
Test#1 (Memory)
8459
11503 (35.99%)
TOTAL
60056
65595 (9.22%)

Multithread

i3-10100T

i7-8550U
Test#1 (Integers)
101485
74572 (-26.52%)
Test#2 (FP)
98041
73316 (-25.22%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
24281
17857 (-26.46%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3863
4203 (8.80%)
TOTAL
227670
169947 (-25.35%)

Performance/W
i3-10100T
i7-8550U
Test#1 (Integers)
1561 points/W
4971 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
1508 points/W
4888 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
374 points/W
1190 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
59 points/W
280 points/W
TOTAL
3503 points/W
11330 points/W

Performance/GHz
i3-10100T
i7-8550U
Test#1 (Integers)
5653 points/GHz
6465 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
5150 points/GHz
5752 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1196 points/GHz
1306 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1967 points/GHz
2876 points/GHz
TOTAL
13967 points/GHz
16399 points/GHz

Monothread performance graph
Monothread performance graphics gives the performance vs time. They are useful to measure the time it takes to the CPU to reach the maximum performance.

Usually, CPU's performance will be steady during these tests but if it has a slow frequency strategy, the first samples will show a lower score.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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Multithread performance graph
Multithread graphs measure the performance against a heavy load during certain time.

If CPU's TDP doesn't limit the frequency and the machine is properly cooled, performance should remain steady vs time. Otherwise, the performance score will oscillate or decrease over time.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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