AMD Ryzen 5 3600 vs Intel Core i5-10400F

Price now 291$
Games supported 100%
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
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Intel Core i5-10400F
Intel Core i5-10400F
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  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 172$
Games supported 99%
Processor Processor AMD Ryzen 5 3600 vs Intel Core i5-10400F

General info

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

Place in performance rating254401
Value for money49.3962.28
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen 5no data
Architecture codenameMatisseComet Lake
Release date7 July 2019 (2 years ago)30 April 2020 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$199$155
Price now$291 (1.5x MSRP)$172 (1.1x MSRP)
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of the processors and their cost, taking into account the cost of other processors.

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Technical specs

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)
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++
Unlocked multiplier+no data


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
Thermal design power (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
vProno data-
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-

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.

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 motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4 Dual-channelDDR4-2666
Maximum memory size128 GB128 GB
Max memory channels22
Maximum memory bandwidth51.196 GB/s41.6 GB/s
ECC memory support--


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

PCIe versionno data3.0
PCI Express lanesno data16

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 3600 20.34
i5-10400F 14.84
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
  • Passmark

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Ryzen 5 3600 1568
i5-10400F 1332

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.

Ryzen 5 3600 192
i5-10400F 180

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 3600 17850
i5-10400F 13029

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-10400F 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 and disadvantages

Performance rating 20.34 14.84
Novelty 7 July 2019 30 April 2020
Cost $199 $155
Boost clock speed 4200 4300
Base clock speed 3600 2900
Chip lithography 7 14

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

AMD Ryzen 5 3600
AMD Ryzen 5 3600

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Competitors of Ryzen 5 3600 by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 5 3600 from Intel is Core i5-11500, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

Intel Core i5-11500 Core i5 11500

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Competitors of Core i5-10400F by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-10400F from AMD is Ryzen 5 1600X, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Ryzen 5 1600X

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i5-10400F:

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