AMD Ryzen 7 5800 vs Intel Core i7-11700

Compare AMD Ryzen 7 Desktop 8 core CPU vs Intel 11th Generation Core i7 8 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

123 %
36% slightly better overall score
90 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

113 %
116 %
2% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

128 %
58% significantly better multitasking score
81 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

130 %
64% significantly better heavy workload score
79 %

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3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

2% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score



Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units


Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
36% slightly higher clock speed
3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

5 GHz
5 GHz
6% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
46% significantly lower TDP
95 W

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

512 KiB
640 KiB
25% slightly more L1 cache

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

4 MiB
4 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

32 MiB
100% significantly more L3 cache
16 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

18th of 1,337
83rd of 1,337


The product line

Ryzen 7 Desktop
11th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

December 2021
February 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Ryzen 7 5800 vs Core i7-11700 specs and performance

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Ryzen 7 5800 performs better than the Core i7-11700. Despite this, the Core i7-11700 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. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Ryzen 7 5800 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-11700. Despite this, the Core i7-11700 has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 7 5800 CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-11700 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, both these CPUs have the same amount of L2 cache. The Ryzen 7 5800 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 7 5800 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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