AMD Ryzen 5 3500X vs Intel Core i5-11400F

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

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$ 235.00
$ 164.49
$ 70.51 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

42 %
57 %
35% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

65 %
84 %
29% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

34 %
49 %
44% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

33 %
47 %
42% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

33% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score
Geekbench (single) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

23% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
3DMark Physics score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

62% significantly higher 3DMark Physics score



Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3.6 GHz
38% slightly higher clock speed
2.6 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4.1 GHz
4.4 GHz
7% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
65 W

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

268th of 1,219
134th of 1,219


The product line

11th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

September 2019
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


Ryzen 5 3500X vs Core i5-11400F benchmarks

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i5-11400F performs better than the Ryzen 5 3500X. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 3500X in all gaming tests too.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores but the Core i5-11400F has more threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 5 3500X has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i5-11400F. Despite this, the Core i5-11400F has a slightly higher turbo speed. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). 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 3500X has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.


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