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Intel Core i3 10100 vs AMD Ryzen 5 3600

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.6 GHz Intel Core i3 10100 with 4-cores against the 3.6 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 3600 with 6-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

Review

General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 3600 and 10100
Advantages of Intel Core i3 10100
  • Newer - released 10-months later
  • Includes an integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • 2% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.3 GHz vs 4.2 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Has 26 MB larger L3 cache size
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 14 nanometers
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • Around 6.08 GB/s (15%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • 11% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1233 vs 1110 points

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)
3475
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
2616
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Ryzen 5 3600 +105%
17804
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
1228
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
6841

Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i3 10100 and AMD Ryzen 5 3600

General

Vendor Intel AMD
Released May 1, 2020 July 7, 2019
Launch price - 199 USD
Type Desktop Desktop
Codename Comet Lake-S Zen 2
Model number i3-10100 -
Socket BGA-1200 AM4
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 630 No

Performance

Cores 4 6
Threads 8 12
Base Frequency 3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.3 GHz 4.2 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 36x 36x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s -
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 96K (per core)
L2 Cache 256K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 6MB (shared) 32MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No Yes

Power

Transistors - 4.9 billions
Fabrication process 14 nm 7 nm
TDP 65 W 65 W
Max. temperature 100°C 95°C

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 -
GPU Base Clock 350 MHz -
GPU Boost Clock 1000 MHz -
Shading Units 192 -
TMUs 24 -
ROPs 3 -
Execution Units 24 -
TGP 15 W -
Max. Resolution 4096x2304 - 60 Hz -
iGPU FLOPS
0.38 TFLOPS

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2666 DDR4-3200
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 41.6 GB/s 47.68 GB/s
ECC Support No No

Misc

Official site Intel Core i3 10100 official page AMD Ryzen 5 3600 official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 20

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Comments

So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or Intel Core i3 10100?