AMD Ryzen 5 3600 vs Intel Core i7-10700

General info

Comparing Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-10700 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.98
 
0.86
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
AMD Ryzen 5
 
no data
Architecture codename
Matisse
 
Comet Lake
Release date
7 July 2019
 
30 April 2020
Launch price (MSRP)
$199
 
no data
Price now
$753
 
$840

Technical specs

Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-10700 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-10700 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
6
 
8
Number of threads
12
 
16
Base frequency
3.6 GHz
 
2.9 GHz
Maximum frequency
4.2 GHz
 
4.8 GHz
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
256K (per core)
L3 cache
32 MB (shared)
 
16 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm, 12 nm
 
14 nm
Maximum core temperature
no data
 
100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
no data
 
72 °C
Transistor count
4,800 million
 
no data
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
-

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-10700 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1 (Uniprocessor)
 
1
Socket
AM4
 
FCLGA1200
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-10700. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
no data
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
no data
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
no data
 
+
Turbo Boost
no data
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
no data
 
+
Idle States
no data
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
SIPP
-
 
+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
no data
 
+

Security technologies

Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-10700 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
no data
 
+
EDB
no data
 
+
Secure Key
no data
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
SGX
no data
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
no data
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-10700 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
-
VT-d
no data
 
+
VT-x
no data
 
+
EPT
no data
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-10700.
Supported memory types
DDR4 Dual-channel
 
DDR4-2933
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
128 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
51.196 GB/s
 
45.8 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-10700.
Integrated graphics
-
 
Max video memory
-
 
64 GB
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video
-
 
+
Clear Video HD
-
 
+
Graphics max frequency
-
 
1.2 GHz
InTru 3D
-
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-10700 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
-
 
3

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-10700 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
-
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
-
 
4096x2160@30Hz
Max resolution over eDP
-
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
-
 
4096x2304@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-10700 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
-
 
12
OpenGL
-
 
4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-10700.
PCIe revision
no data
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
no data
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-10700. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Ryzen 5 3600 20.14 +2.3%
i7-10700 19.69

Passmark

Ryzen 5 3600 17867 +2.3%
i7-10700 17470

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-10700 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3600

2.3% faster in synthetic tests
Cheaper ($753.00 USD vs $840.00 USD)
Higher base frequency (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)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
Unlocked

Advantages of Intel Core i7-10700

Somewhat newer (30 April 2020 vs 7 July 2019)
Higher maximum frequency (4800 vs 4200 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)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
SIPP
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo

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