Real World Speed
Performance profile from 296 user samples
296 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 94% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 94% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 7th / 1307
Gaming 105%
Desktop 107%
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
105 % Slightly faster effective speed.
95.8 %
Avg. Memory Latency
86.3 Pts 86.7 Pts +0%
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
179 Pts Faster single-core speed.
150 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
352 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
296 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
663 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
563 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1044 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
948 Pts
OC Memory Latency
94.4 Pts +1% 93.7 Pts
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
188 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
158 Pts
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
373 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
314 Pts
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
718 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
616 Pts
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1132 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
1,050 Pts
Market Share
Based on 42,078,427 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
94 % +1% 92.8 %
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.12 % 1.46 % Insanely higher market share.
Price (score)
$265 +3% 272 USD
Value For Money
106 % Slightly better value.
97.8 %
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 91.7 Watts Much more energy efficient.
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6.67 cores Higher core count.
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 13.3 threads Higher thread count.
Manufacturing process
14 nm 11.7 nm Newer manufacturing.
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.9 GHz Faster base frequency.
3.53 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
4.63 GHz
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1350 Pts 1,354 Pts +0%
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1272 Pts +1% 1,263 Pts
0 Months Insanely more recent.
9 Months
CPU Architecture
Rocket Lake   —
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1200   —
Integrated Graphics
UHD 750   —

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]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 2021 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]


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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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