Intel Core i3-10300

Intel Core i3-10300 Benchmark and Specs

Intel Core i3-10300 Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 4 GHz 4 core Intel 10th Generation Core i3 LGA 1200 CPU rating. Is the Core i3-10300 good for gaming?

Benchmark Score

37 %
Good score from 1 sample
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CPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this CPU in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.



37 %


Very Good

59 %



31 %

Heavy Workloads


29 %

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Alternative benchmarks

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The Intel Core i3-10300 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

Intel Core i9-8950HK
43 %
Intel Core i7-7700K
37 %
Intel Core i3-10300
37 %
Intel Core i3-10105
37 %
Intel Core i3-10105F
35 %
Intel Core i3-10100
35 %
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
28 %


Clock Speed 3.7 GHz
Turbo Speed 4.4 GHz
Cores 4
Threads 8
L1 Cache 256 KiB
L2 Cache 1024 KiB
L3 Cache 8 MiB
PCIe Revision 3
PCIe Lanes 16
Socket LGA 1200
Family 10th Generation Core i3
Memory Type DDR4-2666
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 128 GiB
Release Date 2020-05-01
Supports ECC Memory No
Has Unlocked Multiplier No
TDP 65 W

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Intel Core i3-10300

The Core i3-10300 is a 4 core CPU from Intel released in 2020. This chip has a good overall score at 37% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 59%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i3-10300 scores 31% and 29% respectively. Indeed, this is an average rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i3-10300 has 4 cores and 8 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 3.7 GHz and a turbo speed of 4.4 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow. This CPU has a locked multiplier, so you are not able to overclock it beyond this frequency.

As for memory, the Core i3-10300 makes use of DDR4-2666 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 128 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is not supported on this processor.

In terms of cache, the Core i3-10300 has 256 KiB of level 1 cache, 1 MiB of level 2 cache and 8 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 3. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs. It has a total of 16 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i3-10300 CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 65 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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