AMD Ryzen 7 3700X vs Intel Core i9-10900K

Compare AMD Ryzen 7 Desktop 8 core CPU vs Intel 10th Generation Core i9 10 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 296
$ 93.12 significantly less expensive
$ 389

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

78 %
102 %
30% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

92 %
106 %
15% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

73 %
101 %
38% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

71 %
100 %
40% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

8,401
10,734
27% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1,252
1,389
10% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

9,605
13,742
43% significantly higher 3DMark Physics score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

8
10
25% slightly more cores

Threads

Number of logical processing units

16
20
25% 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
20% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
92% significantly lower TDP
125 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

512 KiB
640 KiB
25% slightly more L1 cache

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

4 MiB
60% significantly more L2 cache
3 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

32 MiB
60% significantly more L3 cache
20 MiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

127th of 1,326
44th of 1,326

Family

The product line

Ryzen 7 Desktop
10th Generation Core i9

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2019
May 2020

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4
DDR4-2933

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
Yes

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

-
No

Ryzen 7 3700X vs Core i9-10900K comparison

In our benchmarks, the Core i9-10900K beats the Ryzen 7 3700X in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 7 3700X in all gaming tests too.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that Core i9-10900K has slightly more cores with 8 compared to the Ryzen 7 3700X that has 10. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 7 3700X.

Our database shows that the Core i9-10900K has a slightly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 7 3700X. Also, the Core i9-10900K has a slightly higher turbo speed.

A Ryzen 7 3700X CPU outputs less heat than a Core i9-10900K CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

In terms of cache, the Ryzen 7 3700X has significantly more L2 cache when compared to the Core i9-10900K. The Ryzen 7 3700X also has significantly more L3 cache.

In conclusion, all specs and CPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the Core i9-10900K over the Ryzen 7 3700X.

CPU comparison

Use the table to the left to compare both the Ryzen 7 3700X and the Core i9-10900K, the advantages and disadvantages of each are shown.

CPU rating

Our CPU rating is split into 4 categories: Overall, Gaming, Multitasking and Heavy Workloads. The overall score accesses performance using all CPU cores, gaming prioritises the first six cores, multitasking takes the first eight cores into account and finally heavy workloads are measured using a sixteen-core baseline.

Processor specifications

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 3700X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

Clock speed and Turbo speed are important when comparing per core performance, generally the higher, the better. A higher clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a processor is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the CPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance.

Cache is very fast memory built into the processor. It stores what the CPU is currently working on and anything that doesn't fit is sent to the main system memory, which is slower but more plentiful. It is split into three levels, with Level 1 being the fastest and Level 3 being the slowest. More CPU cache is desirable for high-performance scenarios.

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