Intel i3-10100 CPU Review vs. AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, 3100, & i7-7700K Benchmarks – Gamers Nexus


Intel’s i3-10100 CPU is basically an old Intel i7 CPU, except way cheaper. Intel gets credit for that, but it doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Tests ft. i3-10100 with 2666MHz & standardized RAM vs. Ryzen.
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In this video, we’re benchmarking and reviewing the Intel i3-10100 CPU versus the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, 3100, 3600, the Intel i7-7700K, i5-10400, 10600K, and more. Most the modern CPUs are on there, with a few references back to previous launches. Intel’s i3-10100 CPU vs. 10300 & 10320 differences are mostly comprised of 100MHz gaps between the SKUs, with a 2MB cache difference jumping-out as well. We bought the i3-10100 for about $140, which puts it a bit above where AMD’s Ryzen 3 3300X is supposed to land, and significantly about where the R3 3100 is supposed to land (although stock of all 3 of these CPUs is still somewhat uncommon in the US market). Benchmarking includes a look at our standardized test kit of memory, used on all platforms, and additional tests of the i3-10100 on a B/H motherboard simulation using 2666MHz memory. For additional questions about this, you can see our piece linked above this paragraph, where we explored timings all the way down to CL10 2666MHz on the i5-10400, and all the way up to 4000MHz.

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Intel i3-10100 (Amazon):
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 (Amazon):
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X on Amazon:
Intel i5-10400 on Amazon:
Intel i9-10900K on Amazon (should be here soon):
Intel i5-10600K on Amazon:
AMD R5 3600 on Amazon:
AMD R9 3900X on Amazon:


00:00 – Introduction to the i3-10100
01:50 – Intel Lower-End Platforms & Memory Support
03:58 – Frequency Behavior of Intel i3-10100 CPU
05:45 – Three Kingdoms & RAM Deficiency on i3-10100
07:58 – Frametime Plot & Frame-to-Frame Interval Performance
09:42 – Hitman 2 CPU Scaling on i3-10100 vs. 3300X, R3 3100, & More
10:57 – F1 2019 Intel i3-10100 Gaming Benchmarks (1080p, 1440p)
12:38 – Tomb Raider CPU Benchmarks on Intel vs. AMD
13:31 – GTA V CPU Benchmarks in 2020
14:23 – Red Dead Redemption 2 CPU Benchmarks
15:05 – Total War Battle Benchmark Intel vs. AMD
15:34 – Blender Cycles CPU Rendering Benchmark
16:41 – Chaos Group V-Ray CPU Rendering Benchmarks
17:52 – Adobe Premiere Video Editing & Rendering CPU Benchmarks
19:45 – 7-Zip Compression & Decompression CPU Benchmarks
21:23 – Intel i3-10100 Power Benchmarks
22:30 – Conclusion of Intel i3-10100 Value & Worth

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Testing, Additional Reporting: Patrick Lathan
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