AMD Ryzen 7 5800 vs Intel Core i7-11700K

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 %
30% slightly better overall score
94 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

113 %
9% slightly better gaming score
103 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

128 %
42% slightly better multitasking score
90 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

130 %
46% significantly better heavy workload score
89 %

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

10,736
11,985
11% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

8
Identical
8

Threads

Number of logical processing units

16
Identical
16

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
4 GHz
5% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

5 GHz
5 GHz
8% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
92% significantly lower TDP
125 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
Identical
4 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

32 MiB
100% significantly more L3 cache
16 MiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

17th of 1,327
66th of 1,327

Family

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

DDR4
DDR4-3200

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
Yes

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

-
No

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.

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