Ryzen 7 5800X vs Core i7-11700KF specs and performance
In our benchmarks, the Core i7-11700KF beats the Ryzen 7 5800X in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 7 5800X 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. Our comparison shows that the Ryzen 7 5800X has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-11700KF. Despite this, the Core i7-11700KF has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 7 5800X CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-11700KF CPU because of its slightly 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 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.