Intel Core i7 10700 vs AMD Ryzen 5 3600

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 10700 with 8-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 10700
Advantages of Intel Core i7 10700
  • Newer - released 10-months later
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • Includes an integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • 14% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.8 GHz vs 4.2 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 14 nanometers
  • Has 16 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • Around 1.88 GB/s (4%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
1311
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
9571
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
2939
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
17829
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
1264
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
7872
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Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 10700 and AMD Ryzen 5 3600

General

Vendor Intel AMD
Released May 1, 2020 July 7, 2019
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Comet Lake Matisse
Model number i7-10700 -
Socket LGA-1200 AM4
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 630 No

Performance

Cores 8 6
Threads 16 12
Base Frequency 2.9 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.8 GHz 4.2 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 29x 36x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s -
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 256K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 16MB (shared) 32MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No Yes

Power

Transistors - 3.8 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 1200 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 DDR4-2933 DDR4-3200
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 45.8 GB/s 47.68 GB/s
ECC Support No Yes

Misc

Official site Intel Core i7 10700 official page AMD Ryzen 5 3600 official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 16

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Comments

So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or Intel Core i7 10700?
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Fadi 19 February 2021 18:23
I already have intel I 7 10700
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