AMD Ryzen 9 5950X vs Intel Core i7-11700K

Compare AMD Ryzen 9 Desktop 16 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

106 %
32% slightly better overall score
80 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

96 %
6% slightly better gaming score
90 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

110 %
44% significantly better multitasking score
76 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

112 %
49% significantly better heavy workload score
75 %

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Physics score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

15% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score
Blender score

Blender score

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

93% significantly higher Blender score
Cinebench R23 score

Cinebench R23 score

Multi threaded benchmark

89% significantly higher Cinebench R23 score
Geekbench 5 (multi) score

Geekbench 5 (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

25% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (multi) score
Geekbench 5 (single) score

Geekbench 5 (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

0.51% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (single) score
Geekbench 6 (multi) score

Geekbench 6 (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

25% slightly higher Geekbench 6 (multi) score
Geekbench 6 (single) score

Geekbench 6 (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1% slightly higher Geekbench 6 (single) score



Number of physical processing units

100% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3.4 GHz
3.6 GHz
5% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4.9 GHz
5 GHz
2% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

105 W
19% slightly lower TDP
125 W

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

1024 KiB
60% significantly more L1 cache
640 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

8 MiB
100% significantly more L2 cache
4 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

64 MiB
300% significantly more L3 cache
16 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

17th of 622
38th of 622


The product line

Ryzen 9 Desktop
11th Generation Core i7

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 9 5950X vs Core i7-11700K specs and performance

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Ryzen 9 5950X 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.

In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Ryzen 9 5950X has significantly more cores than the Core i7-11700K. Indeed, the Ryzen 9 5950X has 16 cores compared to 8 cores found in the Core i7-11700K. It also has more threads than the Core i7-11700K. Our comparison shows that the Core i7-11700K has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 9 5950X. Also, the Core i7-11700K has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 9 5950X CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-11700K 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 5950X has more L2 cache than the Core i7-11700K. The Ryzen 9 5950X 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 5950X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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