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.

Review

General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Performance
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
  • Newer - released 6-months later
  • Includes an integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 750
  • 7% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.9 GHz vs 4.6 GHz)
  • Around 2.32 GB/s (5%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
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

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
11862
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
22034
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
8892
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Specifications

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

General

Vendor Intel AMD
Released March 30, 2021 October 8, 2020
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Rocket Lake Vermeer
Model number i5-11600K -
Socket LGA-1200 AM4
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 750 No

Performance

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 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 12MB (shared) 32MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes

Power

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

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 750 -
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz -
GPU Boost Clock 1300 MHz -
Shading Units 256 -
TMUs 64 -
ROPs 32 -
Execution Units 32 -
TGP 15 W -
Max. Resolution 3840x2160 - 60 Hz -
iGPU FLOPS
0.46 TFLOPS

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-3200 DDR4-3200
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 50 GB/s 47.68 GB/s
ECC Support No Yes

Misc

Official site Intel Core i5 11600K official page AMD Ryzen 5 5600X official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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Comments

So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X or Intel Core i5 11600K?
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patrick star 25 March 2022 01:26
If you're not really looking to overclock, then go with the 5600x. Obviously, if you want to get better overclocking performance, then go with 11600k. In the end, it comes down to what you want to do with your CPU and the price. I think at least.
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AMD 08 April 2021 13:17
Ryzen 5 is has better performance.
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Intel 10 May 2021 11:36
In Userbenchmark, i5 11600K is overwhelm R5 5600X. Look at here: https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-11600K-vs-AMD-Ryzen-5-5600X/4113vs4084 . Intel has better p/p index in the mid-range
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Bagel 27 August 2021 21:34
Intel, Userbenchmark is extremely biased
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Userbenchmark is bad. 14 October 2021 23:57
Intel, Go search on videos and other websites see the both synthetic and real world tests Ryzen 5000's are just better. First time in a long time period Intel defeated, userbenchmark is just a Intel fanboy can't admit the truth.
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J2C 06 April 2021 10:07
Look at the powerup, The intel chip is better with the microcode updates so now the 11600k is better.
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