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Intel Core i5 11600K vs AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

We compared two 6-core desktop CPUs: the 3.9 GHz Intel Core i5 11600K against the 3.7 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 5600X. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 5600X and 11600K
Advantages of Intel Core i5 11600K
  • Includes an integrated GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics 32
  • 7% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.9 GHz vs 4.6 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
  • Has 20 MB larger L3 cache size
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 14 nanometers
  • Consumes up to 48% less energy than the Core i5 11600K – 65 vs 125 Watt
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)


Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 11600K and AMD Ryzen 5 5600X


Vendor Intel AMD
Released January 1, 2021 October 8, 2020
Launch price - 299 USD
Type Desktop Desktop
Codename Rocket Lake Zen 3
Model number i5-11600K -
Socket BGA-1200 AM4
Integrated GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics 32 No


Cores 6 6
Threads 12 12
Base Frequency 3.9 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.9 GHz 4.6 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 39x 37x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s -
L1 Cache 32K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 48K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 12MB (shared) 32MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes


Fabrication process 14 nm 7 nm
TDP 125 W 65 W
Max. temperature 100°C 95°C

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-3200 DDR4-3200
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth - 47.68 GB/s
ECC Support No No


Official site - AMD Ryzen 5 5600X official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 20

Cast your vote

Choose between two processors
1 (14.3%)
6 (85.7%)
Total votes: 7


So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X or Intel Core i5 11600K?