Intel Core i3-9300 vs Intel Core i7-10850H

Compare Intel 9th Generation Core i3 4 core CPU vs Intel 10th Generation Core i7 6 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

52 %
18% slightly better overall score
44 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

91 %
51% significantly better gaming score
60 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

40 %
5% slightly better multitasking score
38 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

39 %
5% slightly better heavy workload score
37 %

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Number of physical processing units

49% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

200% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
37% slightly higher clock speed
3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
5 GHz
18% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

62 W
45 W
37% slightly lower TDP

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots


Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

64 GiB
128 GiB
100% significantly more supported memory

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

256 KiB
384 KiB
49% significantly more L1 cache

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

1 MiB
2 MiB
49% significantly more L2 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

8 MiB
12 MiB
49% significantly more L3 cache

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

313th of 1,337
407th of 1,337


The product line

9th Generation Core i3
10th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2019
May 2020

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i3-9300 vs Core i7-10850H comparison

In our benchmarks, the Core i3-9300 beats the Core i7-10850H in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-10850H in all gaming tests too.

With info from our database, we find that the Core i7-10850H has significantly more cores with 6 cores whereas the Core i3-9300 has 4 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i3-9300. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i3-9300 has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i7-10850H. Despite this, the Core i7-10850H has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Core i7-10850H outputs less heat than Core i3-9300 thanks to a slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. The info from our database shows that the Core i7-10850H has more L2 cache than the Core i3-9300. The Core i7-10850H also has significantly more L3 cache.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. For instance, the Core i3-9300 has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.


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