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Intel Core i7-10700 vs Intel Core i3-10320

Intel Core i7-10700

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The Intel Core i7-10700 is a high-end desktop CPU based on the Comet Lake architecture. The CPU offers 8 cores and 16 threads clocked at 2.9 - 4.8 GHz. All cores can run at up to 4.6 GHz.

Compared to the older Core i7-9700, the 10700 now enables HyperThreading and therefore in some applications a nice performance boost. The single core performance is quite similar.

The chip is manufactured in 14nm++ process at Intel. The TDP is rated at 65 Watt (PL1) but the PL2 is set to 224 Watt for short term boosts (up to 28 seconds).

Intel Core i3-10320

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The Intel Core i3-10320 is an entry level quad-core desktop processor based on the Comet Lake-S architecture (CML-S, 4th generation of Skylake). The processor clocks at between 3.8 and 4.6 GHz and can execute up to eight threads with its four cores simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. 

The processor is still manufactured in the old 14nm (14nm++) process. Thanks to the free multiplicator, the CPU can also be easily overclocked (but may not have much headroom).

The Comet Lake architecture is similar to Coffee Lake and offers the same features and is produced in the same 14nm process. Other than the improved clock rates, the memory controller now also supports faster DDR4-2933 RAM. More information on Comet Lake and all the models and articles on it can be found here.

Performance

The performance is similar to the old high end Intel Core i7-7700K due to the same architecture and similar clock speeds. 

Graphics

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU is supposed to offer a similar performance as the UHD630 in the Core i7-9900K. As a  low-end solution it will only run current games smoothly at reduced details - if at all.

Power Consumption

Intel specifies the TDP with 65 Watts (PL1) but under full load up to 90 Watt are consumed (PL2 for 28s).

ModelIntel Core i7-10700Intel Core i3-10320
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 / 20 cores20 MB L3
Intel Core i9-10850K compare3.6 - 5.2 GHz10 / 20 cores20 MB L3
Intel Core i9-10910 compare3.6 - 5 GHz10 / 20 cores20 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10700K compare3.8 - 5.1 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10700 « 2.9 - 4.8 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10600K compare4.1 - 4.8 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10400F compare2.9 - 4.3 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i3-103203.8 - 4.6 GHz4 / 8 cores7.9 MB L3
Intel Core i3-10100 compare3.6 - 4.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i3-10100F compare3.6 - 4.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i9-10900K compare3.7 - 5.3 GHz10 / 20 cores20 MB L3
Intel Core i9-10850K compare3.6 - 5.2 GHz10 / 20 cores20 MB L3
Intel Core i9-10910 compare3.6 - 5 GHz10 / 20 cores20 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10700K compare3.8 - 5.1 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i7-107002.9 - 4.8 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10600K compare4.1 - 4.8 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10400F compare2.9 - 4.3 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i3-10320 « 3.8 - 4.6 GHz4 / 8 cores7.9 MB L3
Intel Core i3-10100 compare3.6 - 4.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i3-10100F compare3.6 - 4.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Clock2900 - 4800 MHz3800 - 4600 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB256 KB
L2 Cache2 MB1 MB
L3 Cache16 MB7.9 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 164 / 8
TDP65 Watt65 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm
Socket1200LGA 1200
FeaturesTVB, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, Quick Sync, VirtualizationHyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1200 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1150 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$340 U.S.$162 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Comet Lake i7-10700Intel Comet Lake i3-10320
max. Temp.100 °C

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i3-10320
38.9 pt (44%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
8532 Points (14%)
5986 Points (10%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1234 Points (54%)
1185 Points (52%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
458 Points (53%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
2320 Points (10%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1455 Points (15%)
949 Points (10%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
196 Points (60%)
188 Points (57%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
16.7 Points (24%)
10.5 Points (15%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.3 Points (7%)
2.1 Points (7%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
7611 Points (62%)
7164 Points (58%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
41156 Points (47%)
28383 Points (32%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
52577 Points (38%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
9898 Points (54%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
119.5 s (1%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
3.3 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
6555 Points (38%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
43007 MIPS (27%)
25864 MIPS (16%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
5293 MIPS (63%)
4899 MIPS (59%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
84.8 fps (31%)
58.8 fps (21%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
236 fps (55%)
218 fps (51%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
11.6 fps (25%)
8.2 fps (18%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
1.1 GB/s (0%)
0.5 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
1.8 GB/s (0%)
0.9 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
10.3 GB/s (0%)
5.3 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
315.4 Seconds (2%)
469 Seconds (3%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.6 sec (13%)
0.6 sec (14%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
9911 Points (21%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
8.1 s (2%)
9.7 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
17.2 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
439.6 s (2%)
516 s (2%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
15497 Points (43%)
10518 Points (29%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
62614 Points (40%)
63063 Points (41%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
62334 Points (52%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
13579 Points (34%)
9675 Points (24%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
20080 Points (37%)
13564 Points (25%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
8580 Points (42%)
4368 Points (22%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1299 Points (56%)
1217 Points (53%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
8173 Points (28%)
4846 Points (17%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1304 Points (6%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
8196 Points (26%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
5726 Points (59%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
32174 Points (36%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
752 ms (1%)
784 ms (1%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
160 ms (2%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
244 Points (62%)
224 Points (57%)
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
1254 Points (48%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
116.3 Watt (20%)
115 Watt (20%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
148 Watt (31%)
96.3 Watt (20%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
9.8 Points per Watt (11%)
9.9 Points per Watt (11%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-10700 → 100% n=29

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-10320 → 79% n=29

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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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