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Intel Core i5-10400F vs Intel Core i3-10100F

Intel Core i5-10400F

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The Intel Core i5-10400F is a mid-range processor for desktops with six cores based on the Comet Lake architecture (CML-S, 4th generation of Skylake). The processor clocks at between 2.9 and 4.3 GHz and can execute up to 12 threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading.

The processor is still manufactured on the old 14nm (14nm++) process.

The Comet Lake architecture is similar to Coffee Lake and offers the same features and is made with the same 14 nm process. Other than the improved clock rates, the memory controller now also supports faster DDR4-2666 RAM. More information on Comet Lake and all the models and articles on it can be found here.

Performance

The average 10400F in our database matches AMD Ryzen 7 4800U and Intel Core i7-9700K in multi-thread performance to be a more than decent mid-range option for your gaming setup.

Graphics

The CPUs with an "F" suffix do not feature an integrated graphics adapter. The Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU is deactivated.

Power Consumption

Intel specifies the TDP at 65 Watts (PL1) but under full load up to 134 Watt are consumed (PL2) for up to 28 seconds (Tau).

Intel Core i3-10100F

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The Intel Core i3-10100F is an entry level quad-core processor for desktop PCs based on the Comet Lake-S architecture. It offers four cores clocked at 3.6 - 4.3 GHz with HyperThreading / SMT support (8 threads). The CPU is still manufactured in 14nm++ and does not feature an integrated graphics card. Compared to the older Coffee Lake Core i3-9100F, the i3-10100F offers a 100 MHz higher Boost speed, HyperThreading and support for faster DDR4 memory (2666 MHz).

The performance should be similar to the older i3-9100F and therefore situated in the lower end of desktop processors. That means it offers enough performance for office tasks and low end gaming.

Intel specifies the CPU with a TDP of 65 Watt. For desktops that means that the processor won't need big cooling solutions and can be used in small cases.

ModelIntel Core i5-10400FIntel Core i3-10100F
SeriesIntel Comet LakeIntel Comet Lake
CodenameComet Lake-SComet Lake-S
Series: Comet Lake Comet Lake-S
Intel Core i9-10900K compare3.7 - 5.3 GHz10 / 2020 MB
Intel Core i9-10850K compare3.6 - 5.2 GHz10 / 2020 MB
Intel Core i9-10910 compare3.6 - 5 GHz10 / 2020 MB
Intel Core i7-10700K compare3.8 - 5.1 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i7-10700 compare2.9 - 4.8 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i5-10600K compare4.1 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1212 MB
» Intel Core i5-10400F2.9 - 4.3 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i3-10320 compare3.8 - 4.6 GHz4 / 87.9 MB
Intel Core i3-10100 compare3.6 - 4.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i3-10100F3.6 - 4.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i9-10900K compare3.7 - 5.3 GHz10 / 2020 MB
Intel Core i9-10850K compare3.6 - 5.2 GHz10 / 2020 MB
Intel Core i9-10910 compare3.6 - 5 GHz10 / 2020 MB
Intel Core i7-10700K compare3.8 - 5.1 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i7-10700 compare2.9 - 4.8 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i5-10600K compare4.1 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i5-10400F2.9 - 4.3 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i3-10320 compare3.8 - 4.6 GHz4 / 87.9 MB
Intel Core i3-10100 compare3.6 - 4.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i3-10100F3.6 - 4.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Clock2900 - 4300 MHz3600 - 4300 MHz
L1 Cache384 KB256 KB
L2 Cache1.5 MB1 MB
L3 Cache12 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads6 / 124 / 8
TDP65 Watt65 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
SocketLGA 1200FCLGA1200
FeaturesHyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, Quick Sync, VirtualizationDual-Channel DDR4-2666 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
Architecturex86x86
$155 U.S.$122 U.S.
Announced
Die Size126 mm2

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-10400F
46.7 pt (55%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
438 Points (56%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
3201 Points (14%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1332 Points (14%)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
180 Points (62%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
14.4 Points (27%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2 Points (6%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
6719 Points (60%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
36564 Points (50%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
47901 Points (42%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
8849 Points (54%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
134.7 s (2%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
6.3 s (1%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
36731 MIPS (26%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
5064 MIPS (73%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
81.2 fps (37%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
228.5 fps (62%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
11.2 fps (24%)
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Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
332.4 Seconds (2%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.6 sec (13%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
8.7 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
19.2 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
470.4 s (2%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
14539 Points (51%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
62086 Points (40%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
61795 Points (51%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
62883 Points (53%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
11914 Points (30%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
7548 Points (40%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1217     avg: 1220     median: 1220 (60%)     max: 1223 Points
1072 Points (52%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6358     avg: 6365     median: 6365 (22%)     max: 6372 Points
3650 Points (13%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1217 Points (62%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
6349 Points (20%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
5587 Points (64%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
25403 Points (31%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
849 ms (1%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
215 Points (57%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
135.8 Watt (23%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
125.5 Watt (33%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
10.6 Points per Watt (12%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-10400F → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-10100F → 73% n=2

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