Ryzen 5 3600XT vs Core i7-11700 comparison
In our benchmarks, the Core i7-11700 beats the Ryzen 5 3600XT in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 3600XT in all gaming tests too.
In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Core i7-11700 has slightly more cores than the Ryzen 5 3600XT. Indeed, the Core i7-11700 has 8 cores compared to 6 cores found in the Ryzen 5 3600XT. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 3600XT. Our comparison shows that the Ryzen 5 3600XT has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-11700. Despite this, the Core i7-11700 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. The cache sizes of these CPUs are different. Indeed, the Core i7-11700 has slightly more L2 cache than the Ryzen 5 3600XT. Despite this, the Ryzen 5 3600XT has significantly more L3 cache compared to the Core i7-11700.
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 3600XT has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.