Ryzen 5 3600 vs Core i5-11400 specs and performance
In our benchmarks, the Core i5-11400 beats the Ryzen 5 3600 in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 3600 in all gaming tests too.
When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores and the same number of threads. In terms of clock speed, the Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11400 are identical in this regard. Despite this, the Core i5-11400 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. When comparing cache sizes, these CPUs have an identical amount of L2 cache. The Ryzen 5 3600 also has significantly more L3 cache.
The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 3600 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.