Intel Core i5 11600K vs i5 10600K

We compared two 6-core desktop CPUs: the 3.9 GHz Intel Core i5 11600K against the 4.1 GHz i5 10600K. 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
Multi-Core Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of power consumption
Integrated Graphics
iGPU capabilities for gaming and 3D-intensive tasks
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating
The "iGPU" and "Power Efficiency" have a minor impact on the NanoReview Score when comparing desktop CPUs.

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 10600K and 11600K
Advantages of Intel Core i5 11600K
  • Newer - released 11-months later
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • 30% faster in a single-core Geekbench v6 test - 2071 vs 1593 points
  • Around 8.4 GB/s (20%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • 2% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.9 GHz vs 4.8 GHz)

Test in Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs across various tasks

Cinebench R23

Reputable cross-platform benchmark for high-performance processors
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

GeekBench v6

The new version of this benchmark emulates common operations often used in real-world apps
Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
File compression 779.7 MB/sec 512.5 MB/sec
Clang compilation 70.4 Klines/sec 56.5 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 199.6 pages/sec 136.9 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 272.4 Mpixels/sec 222.2 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 224.2 pages/sec 164.2 pages/sec
Background blur 48.7 images/sec 36.3 images/sec
Photo processing 81.6 images/sec 51.5 images/sec
Ray tracing 17.1 Mpixels/sec 11.5 Mpixels/sec
Sources: GeekBench [1], [2]


Synthetic test that focuses on raw computational performance for low-level functions
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Integer math 65.3 GOps/sec 47.7 GOps/sec
Floating point math 38.5 GOps/sec 29.7 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 59M Primes/sec 46M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 28.2M Strings/sec 27M Strings/sec
Data encryption 12.4 GBytes/sec 5 GBytes/sec
Data compression 244.7 MBytes/sec 213.4 MBytes/sec
Physics 944 Frames/sec 815 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 17.8B Matrices/sec 14.3B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]

Value for money

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


Vendor Intel Intel
Released March 30, 2021 May 1, 2020
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Rocket Lake Comet Lake
Model number i5-11600K i5-10600K
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 750 UHD Graphics 630


Performance Cores
P-Cores 6 6
P-Threads 12 12
Base Frequency (P) 3.9 GHz 4.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.9 GHz 4.8 GHz
Total Cores 6 6
Total Threads 12 12
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 39x 41x
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 Yes


Fabrication process 14 nm 14 nm
TDP (PL1) 125 W 125 W
Socket LGA-1200 LGA-1200
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 750 Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 350 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1300 MHz 1200 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

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


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

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