Ryzen 7 5800 vs Core i7-11700K comparison
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Ryzen 7 5800 performs better than the Core i7-11700K. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-11700K 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 i7-11700K has a slightly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 7 5800. Also, the Core i7-11700K has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 7 5800 CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-11700K CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. When comparing cache sizes, these CPUs have an identical amount of L2 cache. The Ryzen 7 5800 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 7 5800 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.