AMD Ryzen 5 3600X vs Intel Core i5-11400F

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

$ 244
$ 164
$ 79.31 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

62 %
68 %
9% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

83 %
99 %
19% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

56 %
58 %
3% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

54 %
56 %
3% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

6,864
0% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score
6,842

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1,244
1,449
16% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

7,127
8,152
14% 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
46% significantly higher clock speed
3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
Identical
4 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

95 W
65 W
46% significantly lower TDP

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

229th of 1,327
172nd 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
-

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

-
No

Ryzen 5 3600X vs Core i5-11400F benchmarks

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i5-11400F performs better than the Ryzen 5 3600X. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 3600X in all gaming tests too.

Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count and the same number of threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 3600X has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-11400F. Furthermore, both these CPUs have identical turbo speeds. The Core i5-11400F outputs less heat than Ryzen 5 3600X thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 3600X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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