AMD Ryzen 7 5800X vs Intel Core i5-11600K

Compare AMD Ryzen 7 Desktop 8 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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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

76 %
15% slightly better overall score
66 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

91 %
94 %
3% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

71 %
24% slightly better multitasking score
57 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

69 %
25% slightly better heavy workload score
55 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

30% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score
Geekbench (single) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

0.36% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
Cinebench R23 score

Cinebench R23 score

Multi threaded benchmark

38% slightly higher Cinebench R23 score
3DMark Physics score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

25% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score



Number of physical processing units

33% slightly more cores


Number of logical processing units

33% slightly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3.8 GHz
3.9 GHz
2% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4.7 GHz
4.9 GHz
4% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

105 W
19% slightly lower TDP
125 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots


Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

128 GiB
128 GiB

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

512 KiB
6% slightly more L1 cache
480 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

4 MiB
166% significantly more L2 cache
1.5 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

32 MiB
166% significantly more L3 cache
12 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

56th of 1,219
92nd of 1,219


The product line

Ryzen 7 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


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Ryzen 7 5800X vs Core i5-11600K benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the Ryzen 7 5800X beats the Core i5-11600K in overall performance. Despite this, the Core i5-11600K has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

With info from our database, we find that the Ryzen 7 5800X has slightly more cores with 8 cores whereas the Core i5-11600K has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i5-11600K. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i5-11600K has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 7 5800X. Also, the Core i5-11600K has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 7 5800X CPU outputs less heat than a Core i5-11600K CPU because of its slightly 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 Ryzen 7 5800X has more L2 cache than the Core i5-11600K. The Ryzen 7 5800X also has significantly more L3 cache.

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Ryzen 7 5800X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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