AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 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

$ 166.86
$ 154.99
$ 11.87 slightly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

61 %
5% slightly better overall score
58 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

82 %
84 %
2% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

54 %
10% slightly better multitasking score
49 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

52 %
10% slightly better heavy workload score
47 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

8137
20% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score
6752
Geekbench (single) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1611
9% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
1466
3DMark Physics score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

8093
8212
1% 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

3.7 GHz
2% slightly higher clock speed
3.6 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4.6 GHz
4% slightly higher turbo speed
4.4 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
Identical
65 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

20
Identical
20

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

128 GiB
Identical
128 GiB

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

120th of 1,219
130th of 1,219

Family

The product line

Ryzen 5 Desktop
11th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2020
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
No

Ryzen 5 5600X vs Core i5-11400 benchmarks

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Ryzen 5 5600X is faster than the Core i5-11400. Despite this, the Core i5-11400 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores and the same number of threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 5 5600X has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i5-11400. Also, the Ryzen 5 5600X 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 data shows that both these CPUs have same sized L2 caches. The Ryzen 5 5600X also has significantly more L3 cache.

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. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 5600X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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