AMD vs Intel Processors: Who is leading the Charts in 2021?

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AMD vs Intel Processors


When I started to build a PC for myself, one thing popped in my head. AMD vs Intel Processors.

And I know whoever starts building their own PC, this is a very obvious thing to worry upon! What to choose or who’s the best or something like is Intel losing and falling behind?

But, there are certain features or specs that make both the processors unique. Most likely, you will get to know about them here!

AMD Ryzen 3 vs Intel Core i3

Intel i3 10100

Both Ryzen 3 3300X and the Intel i3 10100 have 4 cores and 8 threads inside them. The features do not vary much and remain on a similar level.

However, Ryzen 3 3300X has a much greater cache size than Intel i3 10100 which is enough to make a difference at low budget CPU benchmark tests.

Also check: Top 5 Best GPUs to pair with Ryzen 3 3200G

RYZEN 3 3300X vs i3 10100

SPECIFICATIONSAMD Ryzen 3 3300XIntel i3 10100
CPU Cores44
Integrated GraphicsNOYES
Processor Base Frequency3.8GHz3.6GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.3GHz4.3GHz
Cache16 MB6 MB

Ryzen 3 vs i3: what to choose?

On varying bench mark tests the Ryzen 3 performs extremely well. The CPU provides a great cost to performance ratio.

Without any doubt, the Ryzen 3 3300X wins low budget CPU title. Adding to it, the processor takes multi-tasking very well, all thanks to 16MB cache.


Ryzen 5 3600

The Ryzen 5 3600 and the Intel i5 10600 come with 6 cores and 12 threads making them very good for gaming. When it comes to multitasking Intel i5 is overtaken by the Ryzen.

Even the best of i5 gaming processors can’t win at multi-core performances.

The clock speed range of Ryzen is low making i5 a better gaming choice. Still, Ryzen 5 3600 can be overclocked for extra frames. The power remains almost similar.

AMD RYZEN 5 3600 VS INTEL CORE i5 10600

SPECIFICATIONSAMD Ryzen 5 3600Intel Core i5 10600
CPU Cores66
Integrated GraphicsNOYES
Processor Base Frequency3.6 GHz3.30 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.2 GHz4.80 GHz
Cache32MB12 MB

Ryzen 5 vs i5: what to choose?

This entirely depends on your budget and requirements!

If you want just to play games, Intel i5 10600 is the go-to option currently in 2021.

If you are involved in gaming and heavy CPU requirements, Ryzen 5 is the best option.

Tell me what you think in comments as this is highly subjective. I want to know your opinions.

AMD RYZEN 5 3600X VS INTEL CORE i5 10600k

The Intel i5 10600k offers a very high clock speed making it a better option for pushing game settings as much as possible.

Also, this makes i5 handle relatively heavy tasks, edit high-quality videos and whatnot.

But, the place where i5 falls back of Ryzen 5 is its smaller cache size. This can hinder the performance for heavy multitasking and 4K video editing.

On the other hand, Ryzen 5, with increased cache size, delivers a much better overall performance. Increased cache makes 3600X better choice for multitasking and heavy-duty tasks.

SPECIFICATIONSAMD Ryzen 5 3600XIntel Core i5 10600k
CPU Cores66
Integrated GraphicsNOYES
Processor Base Frequency3.8 GHz4.10 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.4 GHz4.80 GHz
Cache32 MB12 MB
Power95 W125 W

Ryzen 5 vs i5: What to choose?

Considering you are a serious gamer and want to extract every frame possible, Intel i5 will work better than Ryzen 5


Whereas for a gamer with heavy productivity tasks, Ryzen 5 3600X runs over the i5 10600k.

Considering the cost to performance ratio, the Ryzen 5 dominates Intel i5 10600k.

For a complete benchmark test, please visit here.


This section has some interesting comparisons.

AMD RYZEN 7 3700X VS INTEL CORE i7 10700k

Intel i7 10700k

The Intel i7 10700k comes with 8 cores and 16 threads with a clock speed between 3.8GHz and 5.1GHz.

The processor works better than most of its similar competitors in many benchmarks tests including the single-core performance.

However, the i7 fails in multicore performance.

SPECIFICATIONSAMD Ryzen 7 3700XIntel Core i7 10700k
CPU Cores88
Integrated GraphicsNOYES
Processor Base Frequency3.60 GHz3.80 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.40 GHz5.10 GHz
Cache32 MB16 MB
Power65 W125 W

Ryzen 7 3700X vs i7 10700k: What to choose?

Using both these CPU(s), one thing I can say that both the processors are very similar.

Since we are talking about AMD vs Intel Processors, the fans might argue that one compares better than the other, but no.

However, two things I want you to know.

  • Ryzen 7 3700X has a better Cost to Performance Ratio.
  • The Motherboards are comparatively cheaper than what i7 requires.

Therefore, you can make a Ryzen 7 PC in much much lower price.

The Prices continually change so you might need to check those regularly.

AMD RYZEN 7 3800X VS INTEL CORE i7 10700k

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

The Ryzen 7 3800X loads 8 cores and 16 threads with clock speeds ranging from 3.9GHz to 4.5GHz.

The processor provides decent gaming with better multitasking capabilities than its competitors. The Ryzen 7 provides enough power for heavy & high-end tasks like video edits.

SPECIFICATIONSAMD Ryzen 7 3800XIntel Core i7 10700k
CPU Cores88
Integrated GraphicsNOYES
Processor Base Frequency3.9 GHz3.80 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.5 GHz5.10 GHz
Power105W125 W

Ryzen 7 3800X vs i7 10700k: What to choose?

The Ryzen 7 3800X performs well in overall gaming and Heavy multitasking like video Streaming or heavy video editing than i7 10700k.

Contrarily, the Intel i9 carries out very smooth in gaming benchmarks & the overclocking speeds. Make sure not to expect heavy multitasking on this processor.


The fight AMD vs Intel Processors heats around three models. These include the AMD Ryzen 3900X, i9 9900k & i9 10900k. This is much likely because of the fact that all three fall in the same price range.

AMD RYZEN 9 3900X VS INTEL CORE i9 9900k

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

As the table depicts, it is evident that the Ryzen 9 3900X packs more power in an impressive price range. Ryzen 9 is most suitable for high-end gaming where you can lose some frames.

Clearly, the clock speeds of both the i9 and Ryzen 9 vary a lot. This helps i9 9th generation processor exceed the frames it can offer in comparison to the 3900X.

Lastly, I would recommend Ryzen 9 3900X over the 9th generation Intel i9 9900k because of its cost to performance ratio and Multicore performance.

SpecificationsAMD Ryzen 9Intel Core i9 9900k
CPU Cores128
Integr ated Graphics NOYES
Processor Base Frequency3.8GHz3.60 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.6GHz5.00 GHz
Cache64 MB16 MB
Power105 W95 W

 AMD RYZEN 9 3990X VS INTEL CORE i9 10900k

Intel i9 10900k

The Intel i9 10900k comes with 10 cores and 20 threads. It operates at 3.7GHz and goes all the way up to 5.1GHz.

The cache size disappointing with a size of 20MB meaning it is not suitable for heavy 4K video editing. However, the gaming experience is what i9 is made for! With a clock speed that can go up to 5.1GHz, the frame quality remains uncompromised.

The Ryzen 9 3900X offers 12 cores and 24 threads with a clock speed of 3.8GHz going all the way to 4.6GHz. Although the clock speed is lower, the high cache size makes it extremely efficient CPU for gaming and heavy productivity tasks.

SPECIFICATIONSAMD Ryzen 9 3900XIntel Core i9 10900k
CPU Cores1210
Integrated GraphicsNOYES
Processor Base Frequency3.8GHz3.70 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.6GHz5.30 GHz
Cache64 MB20 MB
Power105 W125 W

Ryzen 9 3900X vs i9 10900k: What to choose?

In conclusion, Ryzen 9 3900X is a better CPU when it comes to overall performance and price at which it is available. For a serious gamer where each frame matters, Intel i9 10900k dominates Ryzen 9 3900X with higher clock speed.


In conclusion, it is evident from the AMD vs Intel processors fight, that Intel and AMD dominate in Single-core and Multi-core benchmark tests respectively.

Lastly, the price also pays a huge role in determining your next gaming cpu. See our guide on the best gaming CPUs under $400.

However, for a person who likes to game and do heavy-duty productivity tasks, no one beats Ryzen considering the value they offer at a much lower price than their competitors.

About vasu samnotra 82 Articles
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