The processor is the brain of any computer. This is the reason due to which term of CPU is used for a processor which stands for “Central Processing Unit”. As fast as the CPU of a computer will be, the processing and execution of programs will be also faster.
There are different parts of CPU which indicate the performance of any CPU. First of all, among these is the clock speed of the processor. The formula of this is very simple and straight, higher will be the clock speed faster will be the performance. 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 memory used inside the CPU for holding the data while processing. As big as the size of cache memory, more data can hold and the processor can execute that data at a very high clock speed in very less time. Different types of cache memories are used in different processors. These types are named L1, L2, and L3 cache memory.
In the world of computers, recently, two main CPU manufacturer companies are famous all over the world. Both of these have different market shares and their different products have different values in the form of 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 are struggling to give the best and highest performance processor for their customers.
For this, two very famous product lines are introduced by both vendors. Intel introduced the Core series which has Itanium based processor with a named of Core-i3, Core-i5, and Core-i7. In parallel, AMD does not remain a step behind in this competition of the faster processor. To give a tough time to the Intel Core series, AMD has launched their faster Ryzen series. Similar to the Intel series, AMD Ryzen CPUs are named as Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7.
New Technologies of CPUs
With a very rapid change, innovations are made in computer technology. In CPU, advancement takes place with the same high speed to make the CPU of computer ultrafast. To accomplish this task, many technologies are invented with different names which include Coffee Lake, Coffee Lake Refresh, Cascade Lake-X, and similarly Ice Lake Ryzen and Threadripper.
When we compared the CPUs of AMD and Intel in the terms of performance and price, we find AMD CPUs dominant over Intel processors. AMD giving a lot of latest features in their CPUs at a very affordable price while on the other side, no dought, performance of Intel processors are slightly higher but their prices are comparatively very high than AMD.
Core differences between AMD and Intel Processors
In 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 that 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. Two CPU models are introduced by AMD 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 that AMD processors are unlocked for multipliers which make overclocking possible. The clock speed of 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 also has 512KB L2 cache.
This CPU of AMD does not have an integrated GPU. No dought due to this absence, the operating power requirement is become also less. Both models of AMD Ryzen 3 processor works on 65W thermal design power.
Intel Core-i5 specifications
The latest series of Intel i5 processors are developed under Coffee lake Refresh technology due to this these CPUs are named Intel i5-F models. Before this, the previous series of the same CPU was with Coffee Lake technology and was named as Intel i5-K models. The previous models of the Intel i5 processor are similar to the Ryzen 3. Both re Quad-Core CPUs but the base clock speed of 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 of CPU chip which if got fixed in the LGA 1151 socket.
The heat spreader is not available in these processors. Similar to the Ryzen 3, integrated GPU is available on this F-series of Intel i5 processors. Another missing feature in this new model of F-series is overclocking. Overclocking is not available in this new model while this feature is only the part of Intel i5 K-model CPUs. Due to the missing integrated GPU, TDP 65W power is required for the operating of this CPU.
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 have some edge of 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 for the betterment of my work which is just for you.