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Intel Core i3 9100F 3.6GHz Socket 1151-2 Box vs. AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7GHz Socket AM4 Box + 9

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7GHz Socket AM4 Box

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7GHz Socket AM4 Box

£223.20

£228.19 Incl. delivery
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6GHz Socket AM4 Box

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6GHz Socket AM4 Box

“Performance”

£169.00

£175.00 Incl. delivery
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6GHz Socket AM4 Box

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6GHz Socket AM4 Box

“Performance”

£229.00

£241.99 Incl. delivery
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8GHz Socket AM4 Box

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8GHz Socket AM4 Box

£332.40

£337.39 Incl. delivery
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz Socket AM4 Box

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz Socket AM4 Box

£136.99

£147.72 Incl. delivery
64-bit processor
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ECC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Instructions
MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AES-NI, AVX2, FMA3, ABM, BMI1, BMI2, F16C, AES, MPX, SGX
MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4a, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, ABM, BMI1, BMI2, F16C, AES
MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4a, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, ABM, BMI1, BMI2, F16C, AES
MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4a, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, ABM, BMI1, BMI2, F16C, AES
MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4a, AVX, AES-NI, AVX2, FMA3, ABM, BMI1, BMI2, F16C, AES
MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4a, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, ABM, BMI1, BMI2, F16C, AES
MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4a, AVX, AES-NI, AVX2, FMA3, ABM, BMI1, BMI2, F16C, AES
MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4a, AVX, AES-NI, AVX2, FMA3, ABM, BMI1, BMI2, F16C, AES
MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AES-NI, AVX2, FMA3, ABM, BMI1, BMI2, F16C, AES, MPX, SGX, TSX
MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4a, AVX, AES-NI, AVX2, FMA3, ABM, BMI1, BMI2, F16C, AES
CPU throttling
Intel SpeedStep
AMD Cool'n'Quiet
AMD Cool'n'Quiet
AMD Pure Power
AMD Cool'n'Quiet
AMD Pure Power
Intel SpeedStep
AMD Pure Power
Intel SpeedStep
AMD Pure Power
Integrated graphics
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Frequency
350 MHz
350 MHz
Graphics processor
Intel UHD Graphics 630
Tubro frequency
Yes
Yes
Frequency (turbo)
1300 MHz
1200 MHz
Turbo Boost/Core
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Max frequency
4.2 GHz
4.6 GHz
4.7 GHz
4.8 GHz
4.2 GHz
4.9 GHz
4.4 GHz
5 GHz
4.6 GHz
5 GHz
3.9 GHz
Virtualization
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Technology type
Intel VT-x, Intel VT-d, Intel EPT
AMD-V, AMD-Vi
AMD-V, AMD-Vi, AMD RVI
AMD-V, AMD-Vi, AMD RVI
Intel VT-x, Intel VT-d, Intel EPT
AMD-V, AMD-Vi, AMD RVI
Intel VT-x, Intel VT-d, Intel EPT
AMD-V, AMD-Vi, AMD RVI
Boxed
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Box version
with fan
with fan
without fan/cooler
without fan/cooler
with fan
without fan/cooler
with fan
without fan/cooler
with fan
without fan/cooler
with fan
Clock frequency
3.6 GHz
3.7 GHz
3.8 GHz
3.7 GHz
3.6 GHz
3.4 GHz
3.6 GHz
3.6 GHz
3.8 GHz
3.6 GHz
3.4 GHz
CPU type
Intel Core i3 Gen 9
AMD Ryzen 5 5000 Series
AMD Ryzen 7 5000 Series
AMD Ryzen 9 5000 Series
AMD Ryzen 5 3000 Series
AMD Ryzen 9 5000 Series
AMD Ryzen 7 3000 Series
Intel Core i7 Gen 11
AMD Ryzen 9 3000 Series
Intel Core i9 Gen 9
AMD Ryzen 5 2000 Series
Max number of PCI Express lanes
16
24
24
24
20
24
20
20
20
16
20
Micron technology
14 nm
7 nm
7 nm
7 nm
7 nm
7 nm
7 nm
14 nm
7 nm
14 nm
12 nm
Number of cores
4 ​
6 ​
8 ​
12 ​
6 ​
16 ​
8 ​
8 ​
12 ​
8 ​
6 ​
Number of threads
4 ​
12 ​
16 ​
24 ​
12 ​
32 ​
16 ​
16 ​
24 ​
16 ​
12 ​
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 W
65 W
105 W
105 W
65 W
105 W
65 W
125 W
105 W
95 W
65 W
L2 cache (total)
1 MB
3 MB
4 MB
6 MB
3 MB
8 MB
4 MB
6 MB
2 MB
3 MB
L3 cache (total)
6 MB
32 MB
32 MB
64 MB
32 MB
64 MB
32 MB
16 MB
64 MB
16 MB
16 MB
Release year
2019
2020
2020
2020
2019
2020
2019
2021
2019
2018
2018
Socket
Intel Socket 1151-2
AMD Socket AM4
AMD Socket AM4
AMD Socket AM4
AMD Socket AM4
AMD Socket AM4
AMD Socket AM4
Intel Socket 1200
AMD Socket AM4
Intel Socket 1151-2
AMD Socket AM4