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.