Ryzen 9 5900X vs Core i5-11600K benchmarks
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Ryzen 9 5900X is faster than the Core i5-11600K. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-11600K in all gaming tests too.
With info from our database, we find that the Ryzen 9 5900X has significantly more cores with 12 cores whereas the Core i5-11600K has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i5-11600K. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i5-11600K has a slightly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 9 5900X. Also, the Core i5-11600K has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 9 5900X 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 9 5900X has more L2 cache than the Core i5-11600K. The Ryzen 9 5900X 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 9 5900X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.