AMD Ryzen 7 2700X vs Intel Core i5-10500

Compare AMD Ryzen 7 Desktop 8 core CPU vs Intel 10th Generation Core i5 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

70 %
59% significantly better overall score
44 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

82 %
20% slightly better gaming score
68 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

66 %
78% significantly better multitasking score
37 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

65 %
85% significantly better heavy workload score
35 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

21% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

12% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

13% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score



Number of physical processing units

33% slightly more cores


Number of logical processing units

33% slightly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
19% slightly higher clock speed
3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
5 GHz
3% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

105 W
65 W
61% significantly lower TDP

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

768 KiB
100% significantly more L1 cache
384 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

4 MiB
166% significantly more L2 cache
2 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

16 MiB
33% slightly more L3 cache
12 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

159th of 1,326
399th of 1,326


The product line

Ryzen 7 Desktop
10th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

April 2018
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


Ryzen 7 2700X vs Core i5-10500 comparison

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Ryzen 7 2700X performs better than the Core i5-10500. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-10500 in all gaming tests too.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Ryzen 7 2700X has slightly more cores with 8 compared to the Core i5-10500 that has 6. It also has more threads than the Core i5-10500. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 7 2700X has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i5-10500. Despite this, the Core i5-10500 has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Core i5-10500 outputs less heat than Ryzen 7 2700X thanks to a 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 7 2700X has more L2 cache than the Core i5-10500. The Ryzen 7 2700X also has slightly more L3 cache.

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Ryzen 7 2700X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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