Intel Core i5-11600K Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i5-11600K has 6 cores with 12 threads and is based on the 11. gen of the Intel Core i5 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the LGA 1200 socket and was released in Q1/2021.
Intel Core i5-11600K

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i5-11600K. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Intel Core i5-11600K.

Name: Intel Core i5-11600K
Family: Intel Core i5
CPU group: Intel Core i 11000
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 11
Predecessor: Intel Core i5-10600K
Successor: Intel Core i5-12600K

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i5-11600K can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

CPU Cores / Threads: 6 / 12
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 6x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 3.90 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 4.90 GHz
Turbo Frequency (6 Cores): 4.60 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i5-11600K has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

GPU name: Intel UHD Graphics 750
GPU frequency: 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.30 GHz
Execution units: 32
Shader: 256
Max. GPU Memory: --
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 12
Direct X: 12
Technology: 14 nm
Release date: Q1/2021

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode
VP9: Decode / Encode
AV1: Decode
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

Memory type: DDR4-3200
Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 2
Bandwidth: 51.2 GB/s
ECC: No
PCIe: 4.0 x 20
AES-NI: Yes

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

TDP (PL1): 125 W
TDP (PL2): 251 W / 56 s
TDP up: --
TDP down: 95 W
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i5-11600K as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 1200
L2-Cache: 3.00 MB
L3-Cache: 12.00 MB
Architecture: Rocket Lake S
Operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
Release date: Q1/2021
Release price: 262 $
Part Number: --
Documents: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i5-11600K have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-11375H Intel Core i7-11375H
4C 8T @ 5.00 GHz
1574
Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1569
Intel Core i7-11700KF Intel Core i7-11700KF
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1569
Intel Core i5-11600K Intel Core i5-11600K
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
1564
Intel Core i5-11600KF Intel Core i5-11600KF
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
1564
Intel Core i7-11700F Intel Core i7-11700F
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
1545
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
1545
Show all Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5875U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5875U
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
11530
Intel Xeon W-2150B Intel Xeon W-2150B
10C 20T @ 3.70 GHz
11463
Intel Core i7-6900K Intel Core i7-6900K
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
11326
Intel Core i5-11600K Intel Core i5-11600K
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
11277
Intel Core i5-11600KF Intel Core i5-11600KF
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
11277
AMD Ryzen 7 4700S AMD Ryzen 7 4700S
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
11210
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
11203
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
604
Intel Core i9-11900H Intel Core i9-11900H
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
599
Intel Xeon W-11855M Intel Xeon W-11855M
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
599
Intel Core i5-11600K Intel Core i5-11600K
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
598
Intel Core i5-11600KF Intel Core i5-11600KF
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
598
Intel Core i7-1185G7 Intel Core i7-1185G7
4C 8T @ 4.80 GHz
598
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
595
Show all Cinebench R20 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Xeon Gold 5120 Intel Xeon Gold 5120
14C 28T @ 2.60 GHz
4344
Intel Core i7-9800X Intel Core i7-9800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
4338
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
4332
Intel Core i5-11600K Intel Core i5-11600K
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
4320
Intel Core i5-11600KF Intel Core i5-11600KF
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
4320
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
4320
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
4320
Show all Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core) results



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1742
Intel Core i3-12300 Intel Core i3-12300
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
1739
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 4.80 GHz
1727
Intel Core i5-11600K Intel Core i5-11600K
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
1721
Intel Core i5-11600KF Intel Core i5-11600KF
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
1721
Intel Core i7-11700F Intel Core i7-11700F
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
1721
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
1721
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5875U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5875U
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
8377
Intel Xeon W-11955M Intel Xeon W-11955M
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
8360
Intel Xeon W-2145 Intel Xeon W-2145
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
8351
Intel Core i5-11600K Intel Core i5-11600K
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
8312
Intel Core i5-11600KF Intel Core i5-11600KF
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
8312
AMD Ryzen 7 5700GE AMD Ryzen 7 5700GE
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
8202
Intel Core i5-12600T Intel Core i5-12600T
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
8199
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
642
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
640
Intel Core i7-11700KF Intel Core i7-11700KF
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
639
Intel Core i5-11600K Intel Core i5-11600K
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
627
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
624
Intel Core i5-11600KF Intel Core i5-11600KF
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
622
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
620
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
4737
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 3.00 GHz
4732
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3
12C 24T @ 2.50 GHz
4730
Intel Core i5-11600K Intel Core i5-11600K
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
4715
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
4699
Intel Core i5-11600KF Intel Core i5-11600KF
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
4667
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
4643
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) results



iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Apple A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
Apple A13 @ 1.35 GHz
691
Intel Xeon W-11865MRE Intel Xeon W-11865MRE
Intel UHD Graphics 11th Gen (32 EU) @ 1.35 GHz
691
Intel Xeon W-10885M Intel Xeon W-10885M
Intel UHD Graphics 10th Gen (32 EU) @ 1.25 GHz
667
Intel Core i5-11600K Intel Core i5-11600K
Intel UHD Graphics 750 @ 1.30 GHz
666
Intel Xeon E-2388G Intel Xeon E-2388G
Intel UHD Graphics P750 @ 1.30 GHz
666
Intel Xeon E-2378G Intel Xeon E-2378G
Intel UHD Graphics P750 @ 1.30 GHz
666
Intel Xeon E-2374G Intel Xeon E-2374G
Intel UHD Graphics P750 @ 1.30 GHz
666
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.

Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
170
Intel Core i7-11800H Intel Core i7-11800H
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
168
Intel Xeon Gold 5215 Intel Xeon Gold 5215
10C 20T @ 2.50 GHz
163
Intel Core i5-11600K Intel Core i5-11600K
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
161
Intel Core i5-11600KF Intel Core i5-11600KF
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
161
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
161
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
157
Show all Blender 3.1 Benchmark results



Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
19796
Intel Xeon W-2145 Intel Xeon W-2145
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
19768
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
19759
Intel Core i5-11600K Intel Core i5-11600K
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
19755
Intel Xeon Gold 6126 Intel Xeon Gold 6126
12C 24T @ 3.00 GHz
19711
Intel Xeon E5-2695 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2695 v3
14C 28T @ 2.80 GHz
19710
Intel Xeon Gold 6144 Intel Xeon Gold 6144
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
19667
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
8640
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
8340
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
8C 16T @ 2.90 GHz
8322
Intel Core i5-11600K Intel Core i5-11600K
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
8209
Intel Core i5-11600KF Intel Core i5-11600KF
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
8209
Intel Core i7-8086K Intel Core i7-8086K
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
8125
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
7990
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark results



Monero Hashrate kH/s

The crypto currency Monero has been using the RandomX algorithm since November 2019. This PoW (proof of work) algorithm can only efficiently be calculated using a processor (CPU) or a graphics card (GPU). The CryptoNight algorithm was used for Monero until November 2019, but it could be calculated using ASICs. RandomX benefits from a high number of CPU cores, cache and a fast connection of the memory via as many memory channels as possible. Tested with XMRig v6.x under the operation system HiveOS.

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AMD Ryzen 5 2600X AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
4.75
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
4.75
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
4.75
Intel Core i5-11600K Intel Core i5-11600K
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
4.5
Intel Core i5-11600KF Intel Core i5-11600KF
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
4.5
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
4.5
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 AMD Ryzen 7 1700
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
4.5
Show all Monero Hashrate kH/s results



Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-11600KF Intel Core i5-11600KF
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
245
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
242
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
242
Intel Core i5-11600K Intel Core i5-11600K
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
241
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
237
Intel Core i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P
12C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
235
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
235
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-11600KF Intel Core i5-11600KF
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
1760
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
1755
Intel Xeon E5-2687W v3 Intel Xeon E5-2687W v3
10C 20T @ 3.30 GHz
1752
Intel Core i5-11600K Intel Core i5-11600K
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
1749
Intel Xeon W-2140B Intel Xeon W-2140B
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
1745
Intel Xeon Gold 5118 Intel Xeon Gold 5118
12C 24T @ 2.60 GHz
1732
Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3
12C 24T @ 2.70 GHz
1723
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



With the Intel Core i5-11600K, the manufacturer Intel offers a desktop processor for gamers. Its 6 CPU cores can process up to 12 threads via Hyper-Threading, which makes it suitable for more demanding tasks like video or image editing, even apart from games. The Intel Core i5-11600K clocks its CPU cores with 3.8 GHz in the base. If required, it can increase the clock rate up to 4.5 GHz (single core load) or still 4.3 GHz (load on multiple cores).

The Intel Core i5-11600K is approved for overclocking as a "K" model and has a free multiplier. If you have a sufficiently good cooling solution in your system, you can increase the processors clock rates even further to get even more CPU performance.

The newly developed Intel Iris Xe Graphics 32 (Rocket Lake S) is used as internal graphics. However, Intel has stitched together the actually quite fast Xe graphics in the "Rocket Lake" desktop processors badly, since it was actually developed for a structure width of 10 nm. However, since the Intel Core i5-11600K, like all "Rocket Lake" processors, is a backport to the older 14 nm manufacturing (very likely due to production bottlenecks in Intels 10 nm manufacturing), the manufacturer had to cut the CPUs clock frequency as well as the iGPU a bit.

Thus, the Intel Core i5-11600K also only has 12 MB of Level 3 cache, which is quite little compared to the competition. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, for example, has a whopping 32 MB of Level 3 cache. In addition to 128 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM (overclocking is also possible here if desired), the new Rocket Lake processors can now also handle PCIe 4.0 and provide 16 PCIe lines for connecting a dedicated graphics card or other devices.


Leaderboards

In our leaderboards, we have clearly compiled the best processors for specific categories for you. The leaderboards are always up to date and are regularly updated by us. The best processors are selected according to popularity and speed in benchmarks as well as the price-performance ratio.


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