AMD100-100000061WOF
IntelBX8070811600K

12 Cores, 24 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
318 EFps Slightly Better CSGO EFps.
+7%
296 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
108 EFps 108 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
142 EFps 142 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
133 EFps 143 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+8%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
121 EFps 134 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+11%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 116,595 user samples
100,030 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 4.6 GHz, turbo 5.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 12th / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 119%
UFO
16,565 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 20th / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
102 % +2% 99.8 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
87.7 Pts 88.4 Pts +1%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
163 Pts 166 Pts +2%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
324 Pts +1% 322 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
624 Pts +5% 597 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1195 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+21%
986 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.5 Pts 95.9 Pts +0%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
174 Pts 174 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
345 Pts 345 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
671 Pts +3% 650 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1300 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+22%
1068 Pts
Market Share
Based on 48,478,180 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.51 % Hugely higher market share.
+160%
0.58 %
Value
Value For Money
87.9 % 106 % Better value.
+21%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
71 % 97 % Much more popular.
+37%
Price
Price (score)
$480 $220 Much cheaper.
+54%
Age
Newest
13 Months 8 Months Much more recent.
+38%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
105 Watts More energy efficient.
+16%
125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
12 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
24 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
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
4.8 GHz 4.9 GHz +2%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
2624 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+100%
1315 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2426 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+96%
1238 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen3 Rocket Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1200
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 750
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The Ryzen 9 5900X is second in AMD’s line-up of new Zen 3 CPUs. The 12-core hyper-threaded processor has base/boost clock speeds of 3.7/4.8 GHz, a 70 MB cache and a TDP of 105W. The 5900X took center stage in the 5000 series launch presentation where AMD gunned for Intel’s “best gaming CPU” crown. They showed the 5900X as being 26% better for gaming than the previous generation’s Ryzen 9 3900XT, attributing this to the new architecture’s faster single core speeds and lower latency. AMD also stated that the 5900X achieves, on average, 6.8% faster gaming performance than Intel’s 10-core i9-10900K. The details around AMD’s testing were not disclosed but it is safe to assume that 6.8% is the highest average lead that AMD are willing to stand by. Our benchmarks show that the 5900X’s slightly faster cores and the 10900K’s slightly lower memory latency balance out to yield similar performance. Whilst presenting their figures, AMD admitted that their 3000 series CPUs were far from “best for gaming” and conceded that the 10900K is approximately 19% faster than the 3900XT (our effective speed marks the gap at just 14%). Despite this clear performance deficiency, AMD supported 3000 series sales with an aggressive and successful marketing campaign to easily outsell Intel over the last 12 months. Given the real performance uplift observed in the 5000 series, and the absence of any meaningful marketing from Intel, we expect CPU sales to shift even further in AMD’s favour. Gamers that do not wish to pay “marketing fees” should investigate Intel’s $175 USD 11400F, the saved $660 USD would be far better spent on a higher tier GPU. [Nov '20 CPUPro]

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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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