Intel Core i5-11600K vs Intel Core i7-11700

Compare Intel 11th Generation Core i5 6 core CPU vs Intel 11th Generation Core i7 8 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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$ 251
$ 101.79 significantly less expensive
$ 353

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

81 %
90 %
11% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

113 %
116 %
2% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

70 %
81 %
15% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

68 %
79 %
16% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

8% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

4% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

Cinebench R23 score

Multi threaded benchmark

9% slightly higher Cinebench R23 score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

21% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score



Number of physical processing units

33% slightly more cores


Number of logical processing units

33% slightly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
56% significantly higher clock speed
3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

5 GHz
5 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

125 W
95 W
31% slightly lower TDP

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots


Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

128 GiB
128 GiB

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

480 KiB
640 KiB
33% slightly more L1 cache

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

2 MiB
4 MiB
166% significantly more L2 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

12 MiB
16 MiB
33% slightly more L3 cache

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

119th of 1,337
83rd of 1,337


The product line

11th Generation Core i5
11th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2021
February 2021

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 i5-11600K vs Core i7-11700 benchmarks

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i7-11700 is faster than the Core i5-11600K. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-11600K in all gaming tests too.

With info from our database, we find that the Core i7-11700 has slightly more cores with 8 cores whereas the Core i5-11600K has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i5-11600K. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i5-11600K has a significantly higher clock speed than the Core i7-11700. Furthermore, both these CPUs have identical turbo speeds. The Core i7-11700 outputs less heat than Core i5-11600K thanks to a slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. The info from our database shows that the Core i7-11700 has more L2 cache than the Core i5-11600K. The Core i7-11700 also has slightly more L3 cache.

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 i5-11600K has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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