Ryzen 5 5600X vs Core i9-11900K benchmarks
In our benchmarks, the Core i9-11900K 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 core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Core i9-11900K has slightly more cores with 8 cores compared to the Ryzen 5 5600X that has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 5600X. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 5 5600X has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i9-11900K. Despite this, the Core i9-11900K has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 5 5600X CPU outputs less heat than a Core i9-11900K CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. The info from our database shows that the Core i9-11900K has more L2 cache than the Ryzen 5 5600X. Despite this, the Ryzen 5 5600X has significantly more L3 cache compared to the Core i9-11900K.
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.