Intel Core i5-11500

Intel Core i5-11500 Benchmark

Intel Core i5-11500 Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 3 GHz 6 core Intel 11th Generation Core i5 LGA 1200 CPU rating. Is the Core i5-11500 good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

51 %
Very Good score from 2 samples
High uncertainty
Very Good
203rd of 1,233
93rd of 1,233
2 benchmarks

CPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this CPU in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.


Very Good

51 %


Very Good

75 %


Very Good

44 %

Heavy Workloads

Very Good

42 %

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

Geekbench (multi)

Geekbench (multi)

Multi threaded benchmark

Geekbench (single)

Geekbench (single)

Single threaded benchmark

3DMark Physics

3DMark Physics

Physics simulation benchmark


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CPU Comparison

The Intel Core i5-11500 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

Intel Core i5-12500
71 %
Intel Core i5-11400
58 %
Intel Core i7-9700KF
58 %
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
57 %
AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT
54 %
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
52 %
Intel Core i5-11500
51 %


Clock Speed 2.7 GHz
Turbo Speed 4.6 GHz
Cores 6
Threads 12
PCIe Revision 4
PCIe Lanes 20
Socket LGA 1200
Family 11th Generation Core i5
Memory Type DDR4-3200
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 128 GiB
Release Date 2021-02-01
Supports ECC Memory No
TDP 65 W

Intel Core i5-11500

The Core i5-11500 is a 6 core CPU from Intel released in 2021. This chip has a very good overall score at 51% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 75%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i5-11500 scores 44% and 42% respectively. Indeed, this is a very good rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i5-11500 has 6 cores and 12 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 2.7 GHz and a turbo speed of 4.6 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow.

As for memory, the Core i5-11500 makes use of DDR4-3200 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 128 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is not supported on this processor.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 4. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs. It has a total of 20 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i5-11500 CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 65 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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