The new Intel Coffee Lake 8100 and the Intel Coffee Lake 8400 are the best value for money when you consider the price per core and thread. The Intel Coffee Lake 8100 has 4 cores and 4 threads instead of 2 cores that you got in the previous generation 7100. The 8400 features 6 cores and 6 threads.
All things considered, the Intel Coffee Lake 8100 has the lowest cost per core and thread at $29.95 per core and per thread. This is less than the previous generation 7100 and even the AMD Ryzen 3 1300X. The Intel Coffee Lake 8400 is the second cheapest and costs $30.33 per core and per thread. It is cheaper than the 7400 as well as the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X when it comes to cost per core.
The Intel Coffee Lake 8400 has 6 cores and 6 threads that makes it great for gaming as well as content creation. It might not feature an unlocked processor but if you are on a budget a looking for the best value for your money then this is a great option to consider. The table below will give you all the details that you need to consider.
Cost Per Core /Thread
|Cost Per Core /Thread||$59.83 / $29.92||$50.50 / $25.25||$42.83 / 42.83||$30.33 / $30.33||$42 / $42||$29.95 / $29.55|
|Cost Per Core /Thread||$84.75 / $42.38||$75.75 / $37.88||$60.50/ $60.50||$45.50 / $45.50||$84 / $42||$58.50 / $29.95|
Coffee Lake might seem to be more expensive as compared to the previous generation CPUs but you are getting more cores and looking at things from a per core perspective, you can clearly see that the Intel Coffee Lake CPUs are actually cheaper than the Kaby Lake CPUs.
These CPUs are also great for overclocking and enthusiasts have reported that the Intel Coffee Lake CPUs can easily be overclocked to 5.1 GHz on air.
Let us know what you think about the Intel Coffee Lake CPUs and whether or not you are interested in getting one of these CPUs.