AMD Ryzen 5 3500 vs Intel Core i7-11850H

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop 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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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

53 %
70% significantly better overall score
31 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

82 %
60% significantly better gaming score
51 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

43 %
65% significantly better multitasking score
26 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

41 %
57% significantly better heavy workload score
26 %

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Number of physical processing units

33% slightly more cores


Number of logical processing units

166% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
44% significantly higher clock speed
3 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
45 W
44% significantly lower TDP

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
768 KiB
100% significantly more L1 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

16 MiB
24 MiB
49% significantly more L3 cache

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

302nd of 1,327
568th of 1,327


The product line

Ryzen 5 Desktop
11th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 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


Ryzen 5 3500 vs Core i7-11850H benchmarks

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Ryzen 5 3500 is faster than the Core i7-11850H. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-11850H in all gaming tests too.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Core i7-11850H has slightly more cores with 8 cores compared to the Ryzen 5 3500 that has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 3500. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 5 3500 has a significantly higher clock speed than the Core i7-11850H. The Core i7-11850H outputs less heat than Ryzen 5 3500 thanks to a 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. For instance, the Ryzen 5 3500 has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.


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