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Game Core i3-8300T 4-Core 3.2GHz Phenom 8750 Triple-Core Black Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 95% 260%
Hyper Scape 58% 191%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 58% 191%
Call of Duty Warzone 35% 149%
Valorant 7% 72%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 95% 260%
Grand Theft Auto VI 165% 388%
Death Stranding 71% 214%
Doom Eternal 117% 300%
TrackMania Nations Remake 15% 56%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Core i3-8300T 4-Core 3.2GHz is massively better than the AMD Phenom 8750 Triple-Core Black Edition when it comes to running the latest games. This also means it will be less likely to bottleneck more powerful GPUs, allowing them to achieve more of their gaming performance potential.

The Core i3-8300T 4-Core was released over three years more recently than the Phenom 8750 Triple-Core, and so the Core i3-8300T 4-Core is likely to have far better levels of support, and will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Phenom 8750 Triple-Core when running the latest games.

The Core i3-8300T 4-Core has 1 more core than the Phenom 8750 Triple-Core. With 4 cores, the Core i3-8300T 4-Core is much less likely to struggle with the latest games, or bottleneck high-end graphics cards when running them.

The Core i3-8300T 4-Core has 1 more threads than the Phenom 8750 Triple-Core. Both CPUs have one thread per physical core.

Multiple threads are useful for improving the performance of multi-threaded applications. Additional cores and their accompanying thread will always be beneficial for multi-threaded applications. Hyperthreading will be beneficial for applications optimized for it, but it may slow others down. For games, the number of threads is largely irrelevant, as long as you have at least 2 cores (preferably 4), and hyperthreading can sometimes even hit performance.

More important for gaming than the number of cores and threads is the clock rate. Problematically, unless the two CPUs are from the same family, this can only serve as a general guide and nothing like an exact comparison, because the clock cycles per instruction (CPI) will vary so much.

The Core i3-8300T 4-Core and Phenom 8750 Triple-Core are not from the same family of CPUs, so their clock speeds are by no means directly comparable. Bear in mind, then, that while the Core i3-8300T 4-Core has a 0.8 GHz faster frequency, this is not always an indicator that it will be superior in performance, despite frequency being crucial when trying to avoid GPU bottlenecking. In this case, however, the difference is probably a good indicator that the Core i3-8300T 4-Core is superior.

Aside from the clock rate, the next-most important CPU features for PC game performance are L2 and L3 cache size. Faster than RAM, the more cache available, the more data that can be stored for lightning-fast retrieval. L1 Cache is not usually an issue anymore for gaming, with most high-end CPUs eking out about the same L1 performance, and L2 is more important than L3 - but L3 is still important if you want to reach the highest levels of performance. Bear in mind that although it is better to have a larger cache, the larger it is, the higher the latency, so a balance has to be struck.

The Core i3-8300T 4-Core has a 512 KB bigger L2 cache than the Phenom 8750 Triple-Core, but on the other hand, it is the Phenom 8750 Triple-Core that has a 2040 MB bigger L3 cache than the Core i3-8300T 4-Core. In this case, the L2 size is probably what counts, so the Core i3-8300T 4-Core is likely superior in this area.

The maximum Thermal Design Power is the power in Watts that the CPU will consume in the worst case scenario. The lithography is the semiconductor manufacturing technology being used to create the CPU - the smaller this is, the more transistors that can be fit into the CPU, and the closer the connections. For both the lithography and the TDP, it is the lower the better, because a lower number means a lower amount of power is necessary to run the CPU, and consequently a lower amount of heat is produced.

The Core i3-8300T 4-Core has a 60 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Phenom 8750 Triple-Core, and was created with a 51 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Core i3-8300T 4-Core will consume significantly less power and consequently produce less heat, enabling more prolonged computational tasks with fewer adverse effects. This will lower your yearly electricity bill significantly, as well as prevent you from having to invest in extra cooling mechanisms (unless you overclock).

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameCoffee Lake SToliman
MoBo SocketLGA 1151Socket AM2+
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date02 Apr 201808 Sep 2008
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores4vs3
CPU Threads4vs3
Clock Speed3.2 GHzvs2.4 GHz
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Max TDP35 Wvs95 W
Lithography14 nmvs65 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs64 Bit
Max Temperature100°Cvs71°C
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size256 KBvs128 KB
L2 Cache Size1024 KBvs512 KB
L3 Cache Size8 MBvs2048 MB
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ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Intel Core i3-8300T 4-Core 3.2GHz is a low-end power efficient CPU based on Intel's 8th Gen 14nm Coffee Lake S microarchitecture. It offers 4 physical cores (4 logical), clocked at 3.2GHz across all four cores. The i3-8300T doesn't have an unlocked multiplier, therefore, it can't be overclocked using traditional methods. It has 8MB of L3 Cache. Level 3 cache is a static memory bank of a processor and it is used to feed it instructions. The Core i3-8300T has support for up to 64GB of dual-channel DDR4-2400 memory. It has a maximum Thermal Power Design of 35W, making it a very power efficient desktop processor. Among its many features are Intel Enhanced Speedstep, Turbo Boost 2.0, Virtualization, SSE3, AVX2 and SSE 4.2. It integrates Intel UHD Graphics 630 on board. It has a base frequency of 350MHz which can go up to 1.1GHz as well as offering DirectX 12 support. This CPU is likely to offer below average computational performance and will be a bottleneck in some of the most CPU-intensive AAA games from 2018 onward.Phenom 8750 Triple-Core Black Edition is a performance processor based on the 65nm, K10 architecture.

It offers 3 Physical Cores (3 Logical), clocked at 2.4GHz and 2MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Virtualization is activated and the processor has unlocked multiplier, meaning it can be overclocked easily.

The processor DOES NOT integrate any graphics. and has a rated board TDP of 95W.

It offers average performance. This means it will become a bottleneck in some demanding applications.