82points

Intel Core i3-7100

77points

Intel Core i5-7400

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43 facts in comparison

Intel Core i3-7100 vs Intel Core i5-7400

Intel Core i3-7100
Intel Core i5-7400
Intel Core i3-7100
Intel Core i5-7400
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77
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Why is Intel Core i3-7100 better than Intel Core i5-7400?

  • 14W lower TDP
    51Wvs65W
  • Uses hyperthreading technology

Why is Intel Core i5-7400 better than Intel Core i3-7100?

  • 1.54x faster CPU speed
    4 x 3GHzvs2 x 3.9GHz
  • 0.5MB bigger L2 cache
    1MBvs0.5MB
  • 128KB bigger L1 cache
    256KBvs128KB
  • 1426 higher PassMark result
    7393vs5967
  • 3MB bigger L3 cache
    6MBvs3MB

Top specs and features

General info

1.GPU clock speed

350MHz

350MHz

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

Best

Intel Core i7-4770R

1300MHz

2.Supports 64-bit
Intel Core i3-7100
Intel Core i5-7400

A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.

3.DirectX version

12

12

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

Best

AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE

12.1

4.semiconductor size

14nm

14nm

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.

Best

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

12nm

5.thermal design power (TDP)

51W

65W

The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.

Best

Intel Atom E3805

3W

6.PCI Express (PCIe) version

3

3

PCI Express (PCIe) is a high speed expansion card standard, that connects the computer to it's peripherals. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.

Best

Intel Core i9-7920X

44

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 3.9GHz

4 x 3GHz

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

32 x 3GHz

2.L2 cache

0.5MB

1MB

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

Best

Intel Xeon Phi 7235

32MB

3.L1 cache

128KB

256KB

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

2250KB

4.L2 core

0.25MB/core

0.25MB/core

More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.

Best

Intel Core i5-4200Y

2.5MB/core

5.CPU threads

4

4

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64

6.L3 cache

3MB

6MB

A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64MB

Memory

1.maximum memory bandwidth

38.4GB/s

38.4GB/s

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.

Best

Intel Xeon E5504

192.2GB/s

2.RAM speed

2400MHz

2400MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

Best

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

2933MHz

3.memory channels

2

2

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.

Best

Intel Atom x5-Z8350

12.8

4.bus transfer rate

8GT/s

8GT/s

The bus is responsible for transferring data between different components of a computer or device.

Best

Intel Xeon Gold 5115

10.4GT/s

5.maximum memory size

64GB

64GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

Best

Intel Xeon E7-8830

4096GB

Features

1.Uses hyperthreading technology
Intel Core i3-7100
Intel Core i5-7400

Many of Intel's processors use hyperthreading, which means that each core of the processor can work on two threads at once instead of most processors which work on a single thread per core. This means you can have significant performance gains in certain applications.

2.Has dynamic frequency scaling
Intel Core i3-7100
Intel Core i5-7400

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.

3.Has AES
Intel Core i3-7100
Intel Core i5-7400

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

4.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Intel Core i3-7100
Intel Core i5-7400

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.

5.SSE version

4.2

4.2

SSE is used to speed up multimedia tasks such as editing an image or adjusting audio volume. Each new version contains new instructions and improvements.

Best

Intel Core i3-9350KF

4.2

6.Has Tri-Gate transistors
Intel Core i3-7100
Intel Core i5-7400

An advanced transistor technology developed by Intel that allows lower power consumption and higher speeds.

Benchmarks

1.PassMark result

5967

7393

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.

Best

Intel Xeon W-2195

26470

2.PassMark result (single)

2231

1934

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.

Best

Intel Core i3-7350K

2625

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