Intel Core i9-10900X vs AMD Ryzen 7 5700G

General info

Comparing Core i9-10900X and Ryzen 7 5700G processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

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Value for money (0-100)
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Market segment
Desktop processor
Desktop processor
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AMD Ryzen 7
Architecture codename
Cascade Lake
Launch date
19 October 2019 (1 year ago)
13 April 2021 (less than a year ago)
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Technical specs

Core i9-10900X and Ryzen 7 5700G 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.

Physical cores
10 (Deca-Core)
8 (Octa-Core)
Base clock speed
3.7 GHz
3.8 GHz
Boost clock speed
4.7 GHz
4.6 GHz
L1 cache
64K (per core)
64K (per core)
L2 cache
1 MB (per core)
512K (per core)
L3 cache
19.25 MB (shared)
16 MB
Chip lithography
14 nm
7 nm
Maximum core temperature
94 °C
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Maximum case temperature (TCase)
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95 °C
64 bit support
Unlocked multiplier


Information on Core i9-10900X and Ryzen 7 5700G 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. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration
Thermal design power (TDP)
165 Watt
65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i9-10900X and Ryzen 7 5700G. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
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Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
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Turbo Boost Technology
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Hyper-Threading Technology
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Turbo Boost Max 3.0
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Security technologies

Core i9-10900X and Ryzen 7 5700G technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

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Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-10900X and Ryzen 7 5700G are enumerated here.

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Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i9-10900X and Ryzen 7 5700G. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
256 GB
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Max memory channels
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Maximum memory bandwidth
94 GB/s
51.196 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

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Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i9-10900X and Ryzen 7 5700G.

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Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

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.

i9-10900X 26.03
Ryzen 7 5700G 26.93 +3.5%


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.

i9-10900X 22849
Ryzen 7 5700G 23639 +3.5%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i9-10900X and Ryzen 7 5700G 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.

Both CPUs satisfy the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.


Competitors of Core i9-10900X from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i9-10900X from AMD is Ryzen 7 3700X, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i9-10900X:

Competitors of Ryzen 7 5700G from Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 7 5700G from Intel is Core i7-11700KF, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Ryzen 7 5700G:

Advantages of Intel Core i9-10900X

Higher boost clock speed (4700 vs 4600 MHz)

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)

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 5700G

3.5% better performance in benchmarks

Much newer (13 April 2021 vs 19 October 2019)

Higher base clock speed (3800 vs 3700 MHz)

Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 14 nm)

Lower power consumption (65W vs 165W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

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)

Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i9-10900X and AMD Ryzen 7 5700G. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions on choice between Core i9-10900X and Ryzen 7 5700G, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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