Intel Core i5-11400F vs AMD Ryzen 5 5500

Compare Intel 11th Generation Core i5 6 core CPU vs AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop 6 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 164
$ 138
$ 26.16 slightly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

68 %
71 %
4% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

99 %
7% slightly better gaming score
92 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

58 %
64 %
10% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

56 %
62 %
10% slightly better heavy workload score

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Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units


Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
4 GHz
38% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
4% slightly higher turbo speed
4 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
65 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

172nd of 1,327
153rd of 1,327


The product line

11th Generation Core i5
Ryzen 5 Desktop

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2021
April 2022

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i5-11400F vs Ryzen 5 5500 comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Ryzen 5 5500 is faster than the Core i5-11400F. Despite this, the Core i5-11400F has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores and the same number of threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 5 5500 has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i5-11400F. Despite this, the Core i5-11400F has a slightly higher turbo speed. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Core i5-11400F has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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