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Intel Core i5 11600K vs i5 10600

We compared two 6-core desktop CPUs: the 3.9 GHz Intel Core i5 11600K against the 3.3 GHz i5 10600. 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 10600 and 11600K
Advantages of Intel Core i5 11600K
  • Newer - released 11-months later
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • 41% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1715 vs 1214 points
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • Around 8.4 GB/s (20%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • More powerful Intel Iris Xe Graphics 32 integrated graphics: 0.46 vs 0.38 TFLOPS
  • 2% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.9 GHz vs 4.8 GHz)
Advantages of Intel Core i5 10600
  • 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)
1547
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
11274
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
3347
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
19881
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
1701
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
8218

Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 11600K and i5 10600

General

Vendor Intel Intel
Released March 30, 2021 May 1, 2020
Launch price - 213 USD
Type Desktop Desktop
Codename Rocket Lake Comet Lake
Model number i5-11600K i5-10600
Socket BGA-1200 BGA-1200
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics 32 UHD Graphics 630

Performance

Cores 6 6
Threads 12 12
Base Frequency 3.9 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.9 GHz 4.8 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 39x 33x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s 8 GT/s
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 256K (per core)
L3 Cache 12MB (shared) 12MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes No

Power

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

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics 32 Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 350 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 900 MHz 1000 MHz
Shading Units 256 192
TMUs 64 24
ROPs 32 3
Execution Units 32 24
TGP 15 W 15 W
Max. Resolution 3840x2160 - 60 Hz 4096x2304 - 60 Hz
iGPU FLOPS
0.46 TFLOPS
0.38 TFLOPS

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-3200 DDR4-2666
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 50 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
ECC Support No No

Misc

Official site Intel Core i5 11600K official page Intel Core i5 10600 official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 16

Cast your vote

Choose between two processors
10 (58.8%)
7 (41.2%)
Total votes: 17

Comments

So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i5 10600 or i5 11600K?