Intel Core i5-11600

Intel Core i5-11600 Benchmark

Intel Core i5-11600 Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 3 GHz 6 core Intel 11th Generation Core i5 LGA 1200 CPU rating. Is the Core i5-11600 good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

95 %
Very Good score from 1 sample
High uncertainty

Ranked 62nd out of 1,337 in the CPU Database.

Overall Gaming Multitasking Heavy Workloads
95 % 99 % 95 % 95 %
Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good

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CPU Comparison

The Intel Core i5-11600 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

Intel Core i5-11600
95 %
AMD Ryzen 7 4700G
94 %
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
93 %
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
88 %
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
70 %
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
64 %
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
59 %

Specifications

Clock Speed 2.8 GHz
Turbo Speed 4.8 GHz
Cores 6
Threads 12
L1 Cache 480 KiB
L2 Cache 3072 KiB
L3 Cache 12 MiB
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
Has Unlocked Multiplier No
TDP 65 W

Intel Core i5-11600

The Core i5-11600 is a 6 core CPU from Intel released in 2021. This chip has a very good overall score at 95% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 99%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i5-11600 scores 95% and 95% respectively. Indeed, this is a very good rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i5-11600 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 2.8 GHz and a turbo speed of 4.8 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow. This CPU has a locked multiplier, so you are not able to overclock it beyond this frequency.

As for memory, the Core i5-11600 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.

In terms of cache, the Core i5-11600 has 480 KiB of level 1 cache, 3 MiB of level 2 cache and 12 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.

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 i5-11600 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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