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Intel Core i5 10400F vs i3 10100

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5 10400F with 6-cores against the 3.6 GHz i3 10100 with 4-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 10100 and 10400F
Advantages of Intel Core i5 10400F
  • Has 6 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Has 2 more physical cores
Advantages of Intel Core i3 10100
  • Includes an integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
7535
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
12351
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
5977

Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 10400F and i3 10100

General

Vendor Intel Intel
Released May 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Launch price 157 USD -
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Comet Lake Comet Lake-S
Model number i5-10400F i3-10100
Socket BGA-1200 BGA-1200
Integrated GPU No UHD Graphics 630

Performance

Cores 6 4
Threads 12 8
Base Frequency 2.9 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.3 GHz 4.3 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 29x 36x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s 8 GT/s
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 256K (per core) 256K (per core)
L3 Cache 12MB (shared) 6MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No

Power

Fabrication process 14 nm 14 nm
TDP 65 W 65 W
Max. temperature 100°C 100°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 DDR4-2666
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 41.6 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
ECC Support No No

Misc

Official site Intel Core i5 10400F official page Intel Core i3 10100 official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 16

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Total votes: 106

Comments

So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i3 10100 or i5 10400F?