Intel Core i7 10700K vs AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D

We compared two 8-core desktop CPUs: the 3.8 GHz Intel Core i7 10700K against the 3.4 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Multi-Core Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of power consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating
The "iGPU" and "Power Efficiency" have a minor impact on the NanoReview Score when comparing desktop CPUs.

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 5800X3D and 10700K
Advantages of Intel Core i7 10700K
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • Includes an integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • More than 10° C higher critical temperature
  • 13% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5.1 GHz vs 4.5 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
  • Has 81920 KB larger L3 cache size
  • Newer - released 1-year and 11-months later
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 14 nanometers
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • 23% faster in a single-core Geekbench v6 test - 2132 vs 1737 points
  • Around 1.88 GB/s (4%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth

Test in Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs across various tasks

Cinebench R23

Reputable cross-platform benchmark for high-performance processors
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

GeekBench v6

The new version of this benchmark emulates common operations often used in real-world apps
Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
File compression 666.5 MB/sec 1170 MB/sec
Clang compilation 72.6 Klines/sec 83.4 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 183.1 pages/sec 230.4 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 295.4 Mpixels/sec 319 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 168.7 pages/sec 208.1 pages/sec
Background blur 38.6 images/sec 55.4 images/sec
Photo processing 64.9 images/sec 77.6 images/sec
Ray tracing 15.7 Mpixels/sec 20.6 Mpixels/sec
Sources: GeekBench [1], [2]


Synthetic test that focuses on raw computational performance for low-level functions
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Integer math 67 GOps/sec 89.5 GOps/sec
Floating point math 41.6 GOps/sec 49.9 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 56M Primes/sec 205M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 37.2M Strings/sec 34.4M Strings/sec
Data encryption 6.8 GBytes/sec 20.2 GBytes/sec
Data compression 298.1 MBytes/sec 328.3 MBytes/sec
Physics 947 Frames/sec 2880 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 19.5B Matrices/sec 22.2B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]

Value for money

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Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 10700K and AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D


Vendor Intel AMD
Released May 1, 2020 March 15, 2022
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Comet Lake Zen 3 (Vermeer)
Model number i7-10700K -
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 630 No


Performance Cores
P-Cores 8 8
P-Threads 16 16
Base Frequency (P) 3.8 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 5.1 GHz 4.5 GHz
Total Cores 8 8
Total Threads 16 16
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 38x 34x
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) 96MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes No


Fabrication process 14 nm 7 nm
TDP (PL1) 125 W 105 W
Socket LGA-1200 AM4
Peak temperature 100°C 90°C


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 -

Memory Support

Memory types - DDR4-2933 - DDR4-3200
- DDR4-2933
- DDR4-2667
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


Official site Intel Core i7 10700K official page AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 20

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So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D or Intel Core i7 10700K?