Intel Core i5 10400F vs i3 10100F

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5 10400F with 6-cores against the 3.6 GHz i3 10100F 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 10100F 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 10100F
  • Newer - released 6-months later

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
12352
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
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Specifications

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

General

Vendor Intel Intel
Released May 1, 2020 October 10, 2020
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Comet Lake Comet Lake
Model number i5-10400F i3-10100F
Socket LGA-1200 LGA-1200
Integrated GPU No No

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

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 10100F official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 16

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