Intel Core i3-10100F vs AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

Comparative analysis of Intel Core i3-10100F and AMD Ryzen 7 3800X processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Security & Reliability, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core.



Reasons to consider the Intel Core i3-10100F

  • Around 62% lower typical power consumption: 65 Watt vs 105 Watt
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt vs 105 Watt

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • 4 more cores, run more applications at once: 8 vs 4
  • 8 more threads: 16 vs 8
  • Around 5% higher clock speed: 4.5 GHz vs 4.30 GHz
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 7 nm vs 14 nm
  • 2x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 4x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 5.3x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • 2x better performance in 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score: 9913 vs 4883
Specifications (specs)
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 8 vs 4
Number of threads 16 vs 8
Maximum frequency 4.5 GHz vs 4.30 GHz
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 14 nm
L1 cache 512 KB vs 256 KB
L2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB
L3 cache 32 MB vs 6 MB
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 9913 vs 4883

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Core i3-10100F
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score
Name Intel Core i3-10100F AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
PassMark - Single thread mark 2609
PassMark - CPU mark 8730
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 4883 9913
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1283
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 9002

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Core i3-10100F AMD Ryzen 7 3800X


Architecture codename Comet Lake Zen 2
Launch date Q4'20 7 July 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $79 - $97 $399
Place in performance rating 313 307
Processor Number i3-10100F
Series 10th Generation Intel Core i3 Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
Family Ryzen 7
OPN PIB 100-100000025BOX
OPN Tray 100-000000025


64 bit support
Base frequency 3.60 GHz 3.9 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s
L1 cache 256 KB 512 KB
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L3 cache 6 MB 32 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 7 nm
Maximum core temperature 100°C
Maximum frequency 4.30 GHz 4.5 GHz
Number of cores 4 8
Number of threads 8 16


Max memory channels 2 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 41.6 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-2666 DDR4-3200
Supported memory frequency 3200 MHz


Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA1200 AM4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt 105 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2015C


Max number of PCIe lanes 16 24
PCI Express revision 3.0 4.0
PCIe configurations Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 x16
Scalability 1S Only

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
Secure Boot

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel SSE4.1, Intel SSE4.2, Intel AVX2
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Thermal Monitoring
Fused Multiply-Add 3 (FMA3)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)


Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)