IntelBX8070811600K
AMD100-100000031BOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
296 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+27%
233 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
108 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+7%
101 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
142 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+8%
131 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
143 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+20%
119 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
134 EFps +2% 131 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,034,756 user samples
15,454 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 20th / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine
1,019,302 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 134th / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
99.7 % Faster effective speed.
+22%
82.1 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
88 Pts Lower memory latency.
+12%
78.3 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
166 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+33%
125 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
321 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+32%
244 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
598 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+30%
461 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
983 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+22%
803 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.8 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+10%
87.3 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
174 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+34%
130 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
345 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+33%
260 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
650 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+27%
510 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1066 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+21%
879 Pts
Market Share
Based on 48,390,626 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.56 % 3.79 % Hugely higher market share.
+577%
Value
Value For Money
106 % Much better value.
+32%
80.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
97 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
91 %
Price
Price (score)
$220 Cheaper.
+26%
$297
Age
Newest
8 Months Much more recent.
+71%
28 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+48%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.9 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+8%
3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+17%
4.2 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1308 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+12%
1165 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1233 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+15%
1070 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Rocket Lake Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1200 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 750 None
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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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AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6-core, 12-threaded processor which succeeds the Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 13% in terms of overclocked performance. The 3600 is in competition with Intel’s 6-core i5-9600K. AMD continues to push the multi-core performance envelope: benchmarks show that the 3600 has a 27% overclocked 64-core lead over the 9600K but that the i5-9600K leads by 14% on single to hex core workloads which translates to 10% higher EFps in most of the today’s top games (e.g. PUBG, GTAV and CSGO). Additionally, the 3600's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which adversely impacts gaming. Weaknesses in memory architecture are not readily picked up by CPU benchmarks but they are apparent whilst gaming. Cheaper CPUs such as the 9400F deliver better gaming performance in nearly all of today’s popular games. At $190 USD, the 3600 offers good value for purely workstation tasks such as film production but streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. The masterfully hyped Ryzen 3600 may well be the best CPU for multimedia producers on a tight budget but in today's market there are faster and less expensive alternatives for gamers, streamers and general desktop users. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

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