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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.


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 10600 and 11600K
Advantages of Intel Core i5 11600K
  • Newer - released 8-months later
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • 29% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1570 vs 1213 points
  • 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


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 i5 10600


Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 1, 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 Intel Iris Xe Graphics 32 Intel UHD Graphics 630


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 32K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 48K (per core) 256K (per core)
L3 Cache 12MB (shared) 12MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes No


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

Memory support

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


Official site - Intel Core i5 10600 official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 16

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