Intel Core i5-10400F vs AMD Ryzen 5 3500
Comparing Core i5-10400F and Ryzen 5 3500 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.
Core i5-10400F and Ryzen 5 3500 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Information on Core i5-10400F and Ryzen 5 3500 compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Technologies and extensions
Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-10400F and Ryzen 5 3500. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Core i5-10400F and Ryzen 5 3500 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-10400F and Ryzen 5 3500 are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i5-10400F and Ryzen 5 3500.
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-10400F and Ryzen 5 3500.
Various benchmark results of Core i5-10400F and Ryzen 5 3500. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.
This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.
Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single core performance.
Let's see how good Core i5-10400F and Ryzen 5 3500 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.
Advantages of Intel Core i5-10400F
1.3% better performance in benchmarks
Cheaper ($158 vs $235)
Higher boost clock speed (4300 vs 4100 MHz)
HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3500
Higher base clock speed (3600 vs 2900 MHz)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 14 nm)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
So, which one is the better CPU?
Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i5-10400F and AMD Ryzen 5 3500. The differences in performance seem too small.
Should you still have questions on choice between Core i5-10400F and Ryzen 5 3500, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.