Encoding and Rendering Performance
Given that the Ryzen 5 1500X matches the Core i5-7600K in our Premiere Pro CC workload I knew the 8350K would be close and it turned out to be a little slower, trailing the R5 1500X by a 7% margin. Meanwhile the i3-8100 comfortably beats its nearest competitor, the R3 1300X by a 10% margin.
So again the Core i3-8100 looks quite impressive. Out of the box, the 8350K isn't nearly as impressive and again it was much slower than the slightly more expensive 8400, 25% slower this time.
Moving on to Blender using the Ryzen Graphic 27 workload we see that the Core i3-8100 easily beats the R3 1300X, completing the task 11% faster. Meanwhile the 8350K was 5% slower than the Ryzen 5 1500X and that margin will likely remain once both CPUs are overclocked and we'll look at that a little later on. It's also worth noting that the Core i5-8400 was 32% faster than the 8350K.
Corona takes better advantage of SMT it seems as here the Ryzen 5 1500X is almost able to match the Core i5-8400 and as a result it was almost 30% faster than the 8350K, good luck removing that margin via overclocking.
The Core i3-8100 was able to edge out the Ryzen 3 1300X though I suspect with a little tinkering the Ryzen CPU might be able to claim the lead here.
Here we see that the Core i3-8350K and Ryzen 5 1500X are again quite evenly matched and I suspect that will remain true once both are overclocked to the max. The 8350K was 20% slower than the Core i5-8400 this time while the Core i3-8100 beat the Ryzen 3 1300X with ease and there is no way the AMD CPU will make up the roughly 20% deficit through overclocking.