Presently, the two leaders in the CPU world – Intel and AMD are engaged in an ever-lasting battle dealing with who makes the best processors. In the last few years, AMD has taken the lead and has shown the world that their Ryzen CPU line is the future of computer chips. Intel, however, has not given up and continues to put out innovations and new processors constantly.
In today’s comparison, we are going to look at the AMD Ryzen 3 4300U and the Intel Core i5-10210U. The Ryzen 3 4300U is more of an entry-level CPU while the Core i5-10210U is an entry to mid-level CPU.
There are considerable differences between the two CPUs. The Ryzen 3 has 4 cores and 4 threads versus the Core i5 which has 4 cores with 8 threads. The Core i5-10210U has a considerably higher max frequency sitting at 4.20GHz while the Ryzen has a higher base frequency at 2.70GHz. Plus, the Intel processor has 2 more MBs of cache. All in all, there are sizable differences between the two chips.
|AMD Ryzen 3 4300U||Intel Core i5-10210U|
|Cores / Threads||4 / 4||4 / 8|
|Base / Max frequency||2.70 – 3.70 GHz||1.60 – 4.20 GHz|
|Cache||4 MB Cache||6 MB Cache|
|TDP / up / down||15W / 25W / 10W||15W / 25W / 10W|
|Memory support||DDR4-3200MHz, LPDDR4-4266MHz||
DDR4-2666, LPDDR3-2133, LPDDR4-2933
|Integrated GPU||AMD Radeon RX Vega 5||Intel UHD Graphics|
Here, we see that the Core i5-10210U is faster than the Ryzen 3 4300U by a margin going from 5% in Photoshop, to 11% in 3D rendering.
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
As expected, in the GPU section, the Ryzen 3 4300U crushes the Core i5-10210U with more than 50% faster performance.
Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)
For casual gaming, Ryzen 3 4300U is the clear winner and the Intel does not stand a chance.
|CS:GO||HD 1080p, Low (Check settings)||HD 1080p, Medium (Check settings)||HD 1080p, MAX (Check settings)|
|AMD Radeon RX Vega 5||88 fps (+167%)||59 fps (+195%)||40 fps|
|Intel UHD Graphics||33 fps||20 fps||–|
|DOTA 2||HD 1080p, Low (Check settings)||HD 1080p, Normal (Check settings)||HD 1080p, High (Check settings)|
|AMD Radeon RX Vega 5||98 fps (+66%)||62 fps (+114%)||32 fps|
|Intel UHD Graphics||59 fps||29 fps||–|
In conclusion, the Ryzen 3 4300U is a better value than the Core i5-10210U. Despite the slight advantage of the Core i5-10210U in CPU-intensive tasks, when it comes to the integrated graphics, it is nowhere near its Red opponent. Overall, the Ryzen 3 4300U will be a better option, thanks to that, as well as its lower price tag.
You can have a look at these and more CPUs in our Top Laptop CPU Ranking.