IntelBX8070811600K
IntelBX80637I33225

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

2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.3GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date: Q3 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 5,675 user samples
2,896 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 94% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 94% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 5th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 107%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine
2,779 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 66% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 51% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 51% Great: 66%
SPEED RANK: 506th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
104 % Much faster effective speed.
+73%
60.2 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
87.6 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+5%
83.2 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
177 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+112%
83.4 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
347 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+136%
147 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
649 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+199%
217 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1032 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+369%
220 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.3 Pts +2% 93.6 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
186 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+105%
90.7 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
370 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+115%
172 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
712 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+202%
236 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1124 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+374%
237 Pts
Market Share
Based on 43,879,998 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.25 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,400%
0.01 %
Value
Value For Money
106 % Hugely better value.
+84%
57.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
96 % Hugely more popular.
+88%
51 %
Price
Price (score)
$259 Cheaper.
+20%
$325
Age
Newest
2 Months Hugely more recent.
+98%
106 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 55 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+56%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Hugely higher core count.
+200%
2 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
22 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.9 GHz Faster base frequency.
+18%
3.3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+48%
3.3 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1341 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+461%
239 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1260 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+473%
220 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Rocket Lake Ivy Bridge
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1200 FCLGA1155
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 750 HD 4000
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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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The Core i3-3225 Ivy Bridge processor offers both superb real world performance and excellent value for money. For raw single threaded performance the i3-3225 scores 28% lower than the i7-3770K but costs less than half as much. At first glance one might assume that I am crazy for recommending a puny Core-i3 over the mighty Core-i7's but for real world consumer use there is simply no point in having 4 cores and 8 threads, they will hardly ever be used. All of the third gen Ivy Bridge Core-i3s are superb but the i3-3225 sports the slightly more 3D capable HD 4000 Graphics vs the HD 2500 offered on the other models. For real-world performance in an energy efficient package with modest on-board graphics, this is a superb choice. For most use cases including: email, surfing, watching movies, listening to music and office apps, this processor will deliver almost as good an experience as any other processor on the market. [Jun '13 CPUPro]

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