AMD Ryzen 5 3500X vs Intel Core i7-10700T

General info

Comparing Ryzen 5 3500X and Core i7-10700T processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

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Market segment
Desktop processor
Desktop processor
AMD Ryzen 5
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Release date
24 September 2019 (1 year ago)
1 April 2020 (1 year ago)
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Technical specs

Ryzen 5 3500X and Core i7-10700T 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
6 (Hexa-Core)
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Base clock speed
3.6 GHz
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Boost clock speed
4.1 GHz
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L1 cache
96K (per core)
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L2 cache
512K (per core)
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L3 cache
32 MB (shared)
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Chip lithography
7 nm, 12 nm
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Number of transistors
4,800 million
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64 bit support
Unlocked multiplier


Information on Ryzen 5 3500X and Core i7-10700T 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
1 (Uniprocessor)
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Thermal design power (TDP)
65 Watt
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Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 3500X and Core i7-10700T. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.


Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 3500X and Core i7-10700T are enumerated here.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 3500X and Core i7-10700T. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR4 Dual-channel
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Maximum memory size
128 GB
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Maximum memory bandwidth
51.196 GB/s
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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.

Ryzen 5 3500X 15.22 +0.7%
i7-10700T 15.11


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.

Ryzen 5 3500X 13358 +0.7%
i7-10700T 13263

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen 5 3500X and Core i7-10700T 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 Ryzen 5 3500X from Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 5 3500X from Intel is Core i5-11400T, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Ryzen 5 3500X:

Competitors of Core i7-10700T from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-10700T from AMD is Ryzen 5 2600, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i7-10700T:

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3500X

0.7% higher performance in benchmarks

Cheaper ($194 vs $984)

AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)

AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)

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)


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Advantages of Intel Core i7-10700T

Somewhat newer (1 April 2020 vs 24 September 2019)

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Ryzen 5 3500X and Intel Core i7-10700T. The differences in performance seem too small.

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