Intel Core i5-11600KF vs AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX

Compare Intel 11th Generation Core i5 6 core CPU vs AMD Ryzen 9 Mobile 8 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

CPU Comparison

Quickly search and compare processors

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

82 %
86 %
4% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

114 %
9% slightly better gaming score
104 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

72 %
80 %
11% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

70 %
79 %
12% slightly better heavy workload score

Free CPU Benchmark

Want to compare your processor against the Core i5-11600KF and the Ryzen 9 6900HX? Download our free and quick PC Performance Test.

Other Benchmarks

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

9,017
9,854
9% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

6
8
33% slightly more cores

Threads

Number of logical processing units

12
16
33% slightly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
18% slightly higher clock speed
3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

5 GHz
Identical
5 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

125 W
45 W
177% significantly lower TDP

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
4
100% significantly more memory channels

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

480 KiB
512 KiB
6% slightly more L1 cache

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

3 MiB
4 MiB
33% slightly more L2 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

12 MiB
16 MiB
33% slightly more L3 cache

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

110th of 1,335
94th of 1,335

Family

The product line

11th Generation Core i5
Ryzen 9 Mobile

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2021
-

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-3200
DDR5

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
Yes

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
-

Core i5-11600KF vs Ryzen 9 6900HX benchmarks

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Ryzen 9 6900HX is faster than the Core i5-11600KF. Despite this, the Core i5-11600KF has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Ryzen 9 6900HX has slightly more cores with 8 cores compared to the Core i5-11600KF that has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i5-11600KF. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i5-11600KF has a slightly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 9 6900HX. In addition, both chips have the same turbo speed. The Ryzen 9 6900HX outputs less heat than Core i5-11600KF thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. The cache sizes of these CPUs are different. Indeed, the Ryzen 9 6900HX has slightly more L2 cache than the Core i5-11600KF. The Ryzen 9 6900HX also has slightly more L3 cache.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Core i5-11600KF has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

Comments

No comments yet! Be the first to leave a comment using the form below.

Keep comments on topic and be polite. Comments are subject to moderation before they are published.

Popular CPU Comparisons