Intel Core i3-10100F vs Intel Core i9-7960X

Comparative analysis of Intel Core i3-10100F and Intel Core i9-7960X 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, CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s).

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i3-10100F

  • Around 2% higher clock speed: 4.30 GHz vs 4.20 GHz
  • Around 2% higher maximum core temperature: 100°C vs 98°C
  • 2.5x lower typical power consumption: 65 Watt vs 165 Watt
  • Around 2% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2609 vs 2556
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 4.30 GHz vs 4.20 GHz
Maximum core temperature 100°C vs 98°C
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt vs 165 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2609 vs 2556

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i9-7960X

  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • 12 more cores, run more applications at once: 16 vs 4
  • 24 more threads: 32 vs 8
  • 4x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 16x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 3.7x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • 3.1x better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 27305 vs 8730
  • 2.3x better performance in 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score: 11415 vs 4883
Specifications (specs)
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 16 vs 4
Number of threads 32 vs 8
L1 cache 64 KB (per core) vs 256 KB
L2 cache 1024 KB (per core) vs 1 MB
L3 cache 22528 KB (shared) vs 6 MB
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 27305 vs 8730
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 11415 vs 4883

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Core i3-10100F
CPU 2: Intel Core i9-7960X

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2609
2556
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
8730
27305
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score
CPU 1
CPU 2
4883
11415
Name Intel Core i3-10100F Intel Core i9-7960X
PassMark - Single thread mark 2609 2556
PassMark - CPU mark 8730 27305
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 4883 11415
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1111
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 13236
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 21.307
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 175.691
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 1.437
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 12.347
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 31.909

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Core i3-10100F Intel Core i9-7960X

Essentials

Architecture codename Comet Lake Skylake
Launch date Q4'20 September 2017
Launch price (MSRP) $79 - $97 $1,810
Place in performance rating 313 318
Processor Number i3-10100F i9-7960X
Series 10th Generation Intel Core i3 Processors Intel® Core™ X-series Processors
Status Launched Launched
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
Price now $1,899
Value for money (0-100) 3.99

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3.60 GHz 2.80 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s 8 GT/s DMI3
L1 cache 256 KB 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 1 MB 1024 KB (per core)
L3 cache 6 MB 22528 KB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 100°C 98°C
Maximum frequency 4.30 GHz 4.20 GHz
Number of cores 4 16
Number of threads 8 32
Number of QPI Links 0
Unlocked

Memory

Max memory channels 2 4
Maximum memory bandwidth 41.6 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB 128 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-2666 DDR4-2666

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1 1
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA1200 FCLGA2066
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt 165 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2015C PCG 2017X
Low Halogen Options Available

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 16 44
PCI Express revision 3.0 3.0
PCIe configurations Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Scalability 1S Only 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® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
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
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Number of AVX-512 FMA Units 2

Virtualization

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