Core i5-10400F vs Ryzen 5 3600

Aggregate performance score

Ryzen 5 3600
2019
6 cores / 12 threads, 65 Watt
11.48
+36.3%

Ryzen 5 3600 outperforms Core i5-10400F by a substantial 36% based on our aggregate benchmark results.

Primary details

Comparing Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-10400F processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance ranking631846
Place by popularity1112
Cost-effectiveness evaluation40.2347.87
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen 5no data
Architecture codenameMatisse (2019−2020)Comet Lake (2020)
Release date7 July 2019 (4 years ago)30 April 2020 (4 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$199$155
Current price$148 (0.7x MSRP)$100 (0.6x MSRP)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance per price, higher is better.

i5-10400F has 19% better value for money than Ryzen 5 3600.

Detailed specifications

Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-10400F 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 cores6 (Hexa-Core)6 (Hexa-Core)
Threads1212
Base clock speed3.6 GHz2.9 GHz
Boost clock speed4.2 GHz4.3 GHz
L1 cache96K (per core)64K (per core)
L2 cache512K (per core)256K (per core)
L3 cache32 MB (shared)12 MB (shared)
Chip lithography7 nm, 12 nm14 nm
Maximum core temperatureno data100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)no data72 °C
Number of transistors4,800 millionno data
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplierYesNo

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-10400F 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 configuration1 (Uniprocessor)1
SocketAM4FCLGA1200
Power consumption (TDP)65 Watt65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-10400F. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsno dataIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI++
AVX++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Turbo Boost Technologyno data2.0
Hyper-Threading Technologyno data+
TSXno data-
Idle Statesno data+
Thermal Monitoringno data+
SIPPno data-
Turbo Boost Max 3.0no data-
Statusno dataLaunched

Security technologies

Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-10400F technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXTno data+
EDBno data+
Secure Keyno data+
Identity Protectionno data+
SGXno dataYes with Intel® ME
OS Guardno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-10400F are enumerated here.

AMD-V+no data
VT-dno data+
VT-xno data+
EPTno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-10400F. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4 Dual-channelDDR4
Maximum memory size128 GB128 GB
Max memory channels22
Maximum memory bandwidth51.196 GB/s41.6 GB/s
ECC memory support--

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-10400F.

PCIe versionno data3.0
PCI Express lanesno data16

Synthetic benchmark performance

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


Combined synthetic benchmark 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 3600 11.48
+36.3%
i5-10400F 8.42

Ryzen 5 3600 outperforms Core i5-10400F by 36% based on our aggregate benchmark results.


Passmark

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.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Ryzen 5 3600 17762
+36.3%
i5-10400F 13029

Ryzen 5 3600 outperforms Core i5-10400F by 36% in Passmark.

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

Ryzen 5 3600 1598
+11%
i5-10400F 1440

Ryzen 5 3600 outperforms Core i5-10400F by 11% in GeekBench 5 Single-Core.

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

Ryzen 5 3600 6879
+19.6%
i5-10400F 5750

Ryzen 5 3600 outperforms Core i5-10400F by 20% in GeekBench 5 Multi-Core.

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 15%

Ryzen 5 3600 1568
+17.7%
i5-10400F 1332

Ryzen 5 3600 outperforms Core i5-10400F by 18% in Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core.

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 15%

Ryzen 5 3600 192
+6.7%
i5-10400F 180

Ryzen 5 3600 outperforms Core i5-10400F by 7% in Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core.

Gaming performance

Pros & cons summary


Performance score 11.48 8.42
Recency 7 July 2019 30 April 2020
Cost $199 $155
Chip lithography 7 nm 14 nm

The Ryzen 5 3600 is our recommended choice as it beats the Core i5-10400F in performance tests.


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