Core i5-11600T vs Core i7-5960X comparison
In our benchmarks, the Core i5-11600T beats the Core i7-5960X in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-5960X in all gaming tests too.
In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Core i7-5960X has slightly more cores than the Core i5-11600T. Indeed, the Core i7-5960X has 8 cores compared to 6 cores found in the Core i5-11600T. It also has more threads than the Core i5-11600T. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i7-5960X has a significantly higher clock speed than the Core i5-11600T. Despite this, the Core i5-11600T has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i5-11600T CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-5960X CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. 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 i5-11600T has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.