AMD100-100000065BOX
IntelBX8070811600K

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.7GHz, Zen3.
Release date: Q4 2020.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.9GHz, Rocket Lake.
Release date: Q1 2021.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
310 EFps +5% 296 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
101 EFps 108 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+7%
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
134 EFps 142 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+6%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
131 EFps 143 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+9%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
120 EFps 134 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+12%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 158,581 user samples
153,754 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 83% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 83% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 33rd / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 96%
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Desktop
Desktop 99%
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Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine
4,827 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 94% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 94% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 6th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 107%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 98%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
96.2 % 105 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
87.6 Pts +0% 87.5 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
154 Pts 178 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+16%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
303 Pts 348 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+15%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
563 Pts 654 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+16%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
918 Pts 1039 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+13%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.1 Pts 95.2 Pts +0%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
162 Pts 186 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+15%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
320 Pts 370 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+16%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
634 Pts 715 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+13%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1004 Pts 1130 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+13%
Market Share
Based on 44,909,083 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.78 % Hugely higher market share.
+769%
0.32 %
Value
Value For Money
97 % 106 % Slightly better value.
+9%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
91 % 96 % Slightly more popular.
+5%
Price
Price (score)
$270 $270
Age
Newest
8 Months 3 Months Much more recent.
+62%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+48%
125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz 3.9 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+5%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz 4.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+7%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1294 Pts 1338 Pts +3%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1180 Pts 1270 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+8%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen3 Rocket Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1200
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 750
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The i5-11600K is the best value "top tier" CPU in Intel’s 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S lineup. With a simple overclock it offers almost the same levels of performance as the 11900K. Rocket Lake brings higher IPC (early samples indicate +19%) which translates to around a 10% faster Effective Speed than both Intel's 10th Gen and AMD’s 5000 series. Despite Intel’s performance lead, AMD continues to outsell Intel. Given the scale of Intel's operation, it’s inexplicable that their marketing remains so neglected. Little effort is made to counter widespread disinformation such as: “it uses too much electricity” or the classic: “it needs more cores”. Intel’s marketing samples are routinely distributed to reviewers that appear better incentivized to bury Intel's products rather than review them. Not enabling XMP or only testing with BIOS power limits enabled is akin to leaving the handbrake on during a race. Mind-numbing “scientific” and rendering benchmarks are presented as gospel. Different games, mostly unplayed by real users, are cherry picked for each “review”. When it's convenient, canned game benchmarks are chosen such as Ulletical’s CSGO which runs at nearly double the in-game fps. Credible benchmark data, which necessarily includes replicable video footage from popular games, is the exception rather than the rule. At every release, AMD’s marketers coordinate narratives to ensure another feast of blue blubber. Nonetheless, towards the end of 2021, Intel’s Golden Cove is due to offer an additional 20-30% performance increase. At that time, with a net 30-40% performance lead, Intel will probably regain significant market share despite AMD's class-leading marketing. In the meantime, most PC gamers need look no further than the 11400F. [Mar '21 CPUPro]

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