Intel Core i5 11600KF vs i5 10600KF

We compared two 6-core desktop CPUs: the 3.9 GHz Intel Core i5 11600KF against the 4.1 GHz i5 10600KF. 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 10600KF and 11600KF
Advantages of Intel Core i5 11600KF
  • Newer - released 10-months later
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • 34% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1746 vs 1300 points
  • Around 8.4 GB/s (20%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • 2% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.9 GHz vs 4.8 GHz)

Benchmarks

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

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

General

Vendor Intel Intel
Released March 16, 2021 May 1, 2020
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Rocket Lake Comet Lake
Model number i5-11600KF i5-10600KF
Socket LGA-1200 LGA-1200
Integrated GPU No No

Performance

Cores 6 6
Threads 12 12
Base Frequency 3.9 GHz 4.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.9 GHz 4.8 GHz
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

Power

Fabrication process 14 nm 14 nm
TDP 125 W 125 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 50 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
ECC Support No No

Misc

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

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