AMD Ryzen 5 3600 vs Intel Core i5-10400

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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-10400
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Intel Core i5-10400

CPU comparison

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or Intel Core i5-10400 ? In this comparison, we check which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.20 GHz. Up to 128 GB of memory is supported in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 was released in Q3/2019.

The Intel Core i5-10400 has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.30 GHz. The CPU supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The Intel Core i5-10400 was released in Q2/2020.
AMD Ryzen 5 Family Intel Core i5
AMD Ryzen 3000 CPU group Intel Core i 10000
3 Generation 10
Matisse (Zen 2) Architecture Comet Lake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Predecessor Intel Core i5-9400
-- Successor Intel Core i5-11400

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or Intel Core i5-10400 can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

6 Cores 6
12 Threads 12
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? No
3.60 GHz Frequency 2.90 GHz
4.20 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.30 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.00 GHz

Internal Graphics

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or Intel Core i5-10400 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

no iGPU GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo) 1.20 GHz
GPU Generation 9.5
Technology 14 nm
Max. displays 3
Execution units 24
Shader 192
Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC Decode / Encode
No Codec VC-1 Decode
No Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

DDR4-3200 Memory DDR4-2666
128 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
51.2 GB/s Bandwidth 45.8 GB/s
Yes ECC No
L2 Cache
32.00 MB L3 Cache 12.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 3.0
20 PCIe lanes 16

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

65 W TDP (PL1) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
95 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or Intel Core i5-10400 as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

7 nm Technology 14 nm
Chiplet Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
AM4 (LGA 1331) Socket LGA 1200
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q3/2019 Release date Q2/2020
185 $ Release price 182 $
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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1250 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
1120 (90%)
Show all Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
9150 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
8164 (89%)
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
472 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
450 (95%)
Show all Cinebench R20 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
3570 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
3197 (90%)
Show all Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core) results



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1183 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
1120 (95%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
6821 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
5870 (86%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
488 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
462 (95%)
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
3990 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6C 12T @ 2.90 GHz
3551 (89%)
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) results



iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.20 GHz
461 (100%)
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
140 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
110 (79%)
Show all Blender 3.1 Benchmark results



Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
17877 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
12326 (69%)
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
235.7 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all Blender 2.81 (bmw27) results



V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
6585 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6C 12T @ 2.90 GHz
6120 (93%)
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark results



Monero Hashrate kH/s

The crypto currency Monero has been using the RandomX algorithm since November 2019. This PoW (proof of work) algorithm can only efficiently be calculated using a processor (CPU) or a graphics card (GPU). The CryptoNight algorithm was used for Monero until November 2019, but it could be calculated using ASICs. RandomX benefits from a high number of CPU cores, cache and a fast connection of the memory via as many memory channels as possible. Tested with XMRig v6.x under the operation system HiveOS.

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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
7 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6C 12T @ 2.90 GHz
3.75 (54%)
Show all Monero Hashrate kH/s results



Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
197 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
190 (96%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1578 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1341 (85%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



Devices using this processor

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Intel Core i5-10400
One Gaming PC Ryzen 5 3600
Lenono IdeaCentre T540-15AMA G
HP Pavilion Gaming TG01-0201ng schwarz (9HP03EA#ABD)
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News and articles for the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 and the Intel Core i5-10400



The two 6-core processors AMD Ryzen 5 3600 and Intel Core i5-10400 serve the lower mid-range segment and both cost around 160-180 euros. With their 6 cores and 12 threads, the processors are well suited for modern PC games.

The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is 3.6 GHz. In turbo mode, the processor can increase its clock frequency up to 4.0 GHz (all cores) or 4.2 GHz (single core mode). The Intel Core i5-10400 has similar clock frequencies. Although it has a lower base frequency of only 2.9 GHz, it can also increase it to 4.0 GHz (load on all cores) or 4.3 GHz (single core load). The advantage of the AMD ryzen 5 3600 is its free multiplier, which makes it very easy to overclock. Intel, on the other hand, blocks the Intel Core i5-10400 for overclocking.

For this, the Intel Core i5-10400 has an internal graphics card, the Intel UHD Graphics 630. This has 24 execution units and 192 shaders, but is far too slow for modern games. Nevertheless, the graphics card can connect 4K monitors and also play videos smoothly. The new and free video codec "AV1" is not yet accelerated by the graphics card in hardware.

Both desktop processors can connect up to 128 GB of RAM, whereby the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is approved for DDR4-3200, while the Intel Core i5-10400 can officially only handle DDR4-2933. Via the Intel XMP or AMD D.O.C.P. However, the overclocking profile of the main memory can also be achieved very easily with higher clock frequencies, so that both processors actually always manage at least DDR4-3600.

AMD has the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 manufactured at TSMC in a 7 nm process, while Intel manufactures the Intel Core i5-10400 itself in 14 nm. Although both processors have a TDP of 65 watts, the AMD processor is more efficient due to the finer manufacturing structure.

Leaderboards

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