AMD Ryzen 5 3600 vs Intel Core i5-11400

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop 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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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 139
$ 15.69 slightly less expensive
$ 155

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

58 %
70 %
20% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

78 %
101 %
29% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

52 %
60 %
15% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

51 %
58 %
13% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

6,662
6,781
1% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1,204
1,475
22% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

7,017
8,224
17% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

6
Identical
6

Threads

Number of logical processing units

12
Identical
12

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
Identical
4 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
4 GHz
4% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
Identical
65 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
480 KiB
25% slightly more L1 cache

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

3 MiB
Identical
3 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

32 MiB
166% significantly more L3 cache
12 MiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

256th of 1,327
158th of 1,327

Family

The product line

Ryzen 5 Desktop
11th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2019
February 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4
DDR4-3200

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
No

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

-
No

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.

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