AMD Ryzen 5 3500X vs Intel Core i9-10900X

Compare AMD 6 core CPU vs Intel Core X-series 10 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 290
$ 263.01 significantly less expensive
$ 553

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

51 %
87 %
70% significantly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

79 %
9% slightly better gaming score
72 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

42 %
92 %
119% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

41 %
93 %
126% significantly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

103% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

119% significantly higher 3DMark Physics score



Number of physical processing units

66% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

233% significantly 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
9% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
153% significantly lower TDP
165 W

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
640 KiB
66% significantly more L1 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

32 MiB
28% slightly more L3 cache
25 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

320th of 1,327
88th of 1,327


The product line

Core X-series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

September 2019
November 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 5 3500X vs Core i9-10900X comparison

In our benchmarks, the Core i9-10900X beats the Ryzen 5 3500X in overall performance. Despite this, the Ryzen 5 3500X has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Core i9-10900X has significantly more cores with 10 cores compared to the Ryzen 5 3500X that has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 3500X. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i9-10900X has a slightly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 5 3500X. Also, the Core i9-10900X has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 5 3500X CPU outputs less heat than a Core i9-10900X CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

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 Ryzen 5 3500X has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.


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