AMD Ryzen 3 Vs Intel i5 CPU: 2023

The processor is the brain of any computer. AMD Ryzen 3 Vs Intel i5 CPU, This is the reason due to why the term CPU is used for a processor, which stands for “Central Processing Unit.” As fast as a computer’s CPU is, the processing and execution of programs will also be faster.

CPU performance

There are different parts of the CPU which indicate the performance of any CPU. First of all, among these is the clock speed of the processor. The formula for this is very simple and straight; the higher the clock speed, the faster the performance will be.

Along with clock speed, the other main and important part which plays a vital part in the performance of a CPU is its internal cache memory.

Cache memory is ultrafast and very expensive in the CPU for holding the data while processing. As big as the size of the cache memory, more data can hold, and the processor can execute that data at a very high clock speed in less time.

Different types of cache memories are used in different processors. These types are named L1, L2, and L3 cache memory.

CPU Manufacturer

Recently, two leading CPU manufacturer companies have been famous worldwide in computers. Both of these have different market shares, and their different products have different values in price and performance.

These two companies are Intel (Integrated Electronics) and AMD (Advanced Micro Devices). We can find Intel CPU lovers everywhere, but AMD lovers are also not less than these. Both companies need help to give their customers the best and highest-performance processors.

For this, two very famous product lines are introduced by both vendors. Intel introduced the Core series, which has an Itanium-based processor named Core-i3, Core-i5, and Core-i7. In parallel, AMD does not remain a step behind in this competition for a faster processor.

To give a tough time to the Intel Core series, AMD has launched its faster Ryzen series. Similar to the Intel series, AMD Ryzen CPUs are named Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, and Ryzen 7.

New Technologies of CPUs

With rapid change, innovations are made in computer technology. In CPU, advancement takes place with the same high speed to make a computer’s CPU ultrafast.

To accomplish this task, many technologies have been invented with different names, including Coffee Lake, Coffee Lake Refresh, Cascade Lake-X, Ice Lake Ryzen, and Threadripper.

When we compared the CPUs of AMD and Intel in terms of performance and price, we found AMD CPUs dominant over Intel processors.

AMD gives a lot of the latest features in their CPUs at a very affordable price, while on the other side, no dought, the performance of Intel processors is slightly higher, but their prices are comparatively very high than AMD.

Core differences between AMD and Intel Processors

From a birds-eye view, we find both CPUs almost similar except for very few petty differences. But we must have a detailed comparison of these both so we can also find the core difference between these two.

  • AMD processors have more number of cores that means these processors are better where multitasking is a priority because each core executes a separate program. The greater the number of cores more programs execute at the same time. The situation is ideal for graphics work and video editing.
  • Intel processors are higher in clock speed which means better performance for these applications which need high-speed processing like games.
  • Intel CPUs are supported for the latest technologies like Thunderbolt 3 interfacing by Apple, which is best and highest in speed till the time.
  • AMD still not supported for Thunderbolt 3 interfacing
  • AMD processors are easily available for overclocking because AMD CPUs have unlocked multipliers. Overclocking is a property of processor in which that particular processor can work at a higher clock frequency as specified by the manufacturer.
  • AMD CPUs become heated due to overclocking. If a proper and well-worked cooling system is not available than overclocking should be avoided
  • Most of the Intel processors are locked and are not available for multipliers due to which overclocking is not possible in the majority of Intel CPUs except these which has Suffix ‘K’ on these CPUs. So if you required an Intel CPU having to overclock enabled then must check its name suffix with ‘K’.

AMD Ryzen 3 specifications

Ryzen 3 CPU is a very high-end processor from AMD. AMD introduces two CPU models under Ryzen 3 series. These two are Ryzen 3 1200 and Ryzen 3 1300X.

The base frequency of this CPU is very higher. The base frequency of 1300X is 3.4GHz, while it is 3.1GHz for 1200. All-Core boost for 1300X is 3.6GHz and 3.1GHz for 1200.

In AMD Zen architecture processors, XFR (eXtended Frequency Range) feature is available, which is automated overclocking. As we already discussed, AMD processors are unlocked for multipliers, which makes overclocking possible.

The clock speed of the Ryzen 3 1300X can boost up to 3.9GHz on XFR, while Ryzen 3 1200 can operate up to 3.45GHz XFR.

AMD Ryzen 3 models are Quad-Core processors in 2×2 CCX configurations. Internal cache memory is also acceptable in both models of Ryzen 3 CPUs. 8MB L3 cache is provided in both 1300 and 1200 processors. While along with this 8MB L3, each core has a 512KB L2 cache.

This CPU of AMD does not have an integrated GPU. Due to this absence, the operating power requirement is also less. Both models of AMD Ryzen 3 processor works on 65W thermal design power.

Intel Core-i5 specifications

The latest Intel i5 processors are developed under Coffee lake Refresh technology; these CPUs are named Intel i5-F models. Before this, the previous series of the same CPU was with Coffee Lake technology and named the Intel i5-K model.

The previous models of the Intel i5 processor are similar to the Ryzen 3. Both are Quad-Core CPUs, but the base clock speed of the Intel i5 is higher than Ryzen 3.

But in the latest i5 processors of Intel, the number of cores is increased up to octa-core, which is astonishing. Intel did this wonder on the same size as the CPU chip, which got fixed in the LGA 1151 socket.

The heat spreader is not available in these processors. Like the Ryzen 3, integrated GPU is available on this F-series of Intel i5 processors. Another area for improvement in this new model of the F-series is overclocking.

Overclocking is not available in this new model, while this feature is only part of Intel i5 K-model CPUs. Due to the missing integrated GPU, TDP 65W power is required to operate this CPU.

Final Words

In the end, after comparing both processors, it can be concluded that in performance and speed, both are not less than each other, except Intel Core-i5 has some edge in performance over AMD Ryzen 3.

This minor edge is overcome with price because the price of AMD Ryzen is very less than the price of the Intel Core-i5 processor. Stay connected with me through your comments to improve my work which is just for you.

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