AMD Ryzen 3 3100 vs Intel Core i5-9600KF

Compare AMD Ryzen 3 Desktop 4 core CPU vs Intel 9th Generation Core i5 6 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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$ 139
$ 161.05 significantly less expensive
$ 300

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

42 %
54 %
28% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

66 %
85 %
28% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

35 %
44 %
25% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

34 %
42 %
23% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

19% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

9% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

27% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score



Number of physical processing units

49% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

33% slightly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
4 GHz
2% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
5 GHz
17% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
46% significantly lower TDP
95 W

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

2 MiB
33% slightly more L2 cache
2 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

16 MiB
77% significantly more L3 cache
9 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

427th of 1,327
288th of 1,327


The product line

Ryzen 3 Desktop
9th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2020
February 2019

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


Ryzen 3 3100 vs Core i5-9600KF benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the Core i5-9600KF beats the Ryzen 3 3100 in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 3 3100 in all gaming tests too.

With info from our database, we find that the Core i5-9600KF has significantly more cores with 6 cores whereas the Ryzen 3 3100 has 4 cores. Despite this, the Ryzen 3 3100 has more threads than the Core i5-9600KF. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i5-9600KF has a slightly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 3 3100. Also, the Core i5-9600KF has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 3 3100 CPU outputs less heat than a Core i5-9600KF CPU because of its significantly 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 Ryzen 3 3100 has more L2 cache than the Core i5-9600KF. The Ryzen 3 3100 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. Indeed, the Ryzen 3 3100 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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