AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs Intel Core i5-11600K

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

$ 222
$ 215
$ 7.14 slightly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

73 %
80 %
9% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

97 %
113 %
16% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

66 %
70 %
6% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

64 %
68 %
6% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

8,150
3% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score
7,876

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1,613
1,662
3% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

Cinebench R23 score

Multi threaded benchmark

11,838
4% slightly higher Cinebench R23 score
11,311

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

8,111
9,068
11% 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
4 GHz
5% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

5 GHz
5 GHz
6% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
92% significantly lower TDP
125 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
100% significantly more L2 cache
2 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

146th of 1,327
116th of 1,327

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
Yes

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
No

Ryzen 5 5600X vs Core i5-11600K benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the Core i5-11600K beats the Ryzen 5 5600X in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 5600X 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. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i5-11600K has a slightly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 5 5600X. Also, the Core i5-11600K has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 5 5600X CPU outputs less heat than a Core i5-11600K CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. In terms of cache, the Ryzen 5 5600X has significantly more L2 cache when compared to the Core i5-11600K. The Ryzen 5 5600X also has significantly more L3 cache.

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 5600X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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