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Intel Core i3 9300 vs AMD Ryzen 5 3400G

We compared two 4-core desktop CPUs: the 3.7 GHz Intel Core i3 9300 against the 3.7 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 3400G. 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 3400G and 9300
Advantages of Intel Core i3 9300
  • Has 4 MB larger L3 cache size
  • 22% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1113 vs 913 points
  • Consumes up to 5% less energy than the Ryzen 5 3400G – 62 vs 65 Watt
  • 2% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.3 GHz vs 4.2 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3400G
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • More modern manufacturing process – 12 versus 14 nanometers
  • Around 6.21 GB/s (17%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
2712
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
9417
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
1113
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
3657

Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i3 9300 and AMD Ryzen 5 3400G

General

Vendor Intel AMD
Released April 23, 2019 July 7, 2019
Launch price 152 USD 149 USD
Type Desktop Desktop
Codename Coffee Lake Zen+
Model number i3-9300 -
Socket LGA-1151 AM4
Integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630 Radeon RX Vega 11

Performance

Cores 4 4
Threads 4 8
Base Frequency 3.7 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.3 GHz 4.2 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 37x 37x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s -
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 128K (per core)
L2 Cache 256K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 8MB (shared) 4MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No Yes

Power

Transistors - 4.9 billions
Fabrication process 14 nm 12 nm
TDP 62 W 65 W
Max. temperature 100°C 95°C

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2400 DDR4-2933
Memory Size 64 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 37.5 GB/s 43.71 GB/s
ECC Support No Yes

Misc

Official site Intel Core i3 9300 official page AMD Ryzen 5 3400G official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 20
Instruction Set SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2 -

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Comments

So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 3400G or Intel Core i3 9300?