Intel Core i5-11600K Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i5-11600K is a 6 core processor. It can handle 12 threads simultaneously and was introduced in Q1/2021. The Intel Core i5-11600K is based on the 11. generation of the Intel Core i5 series and requires a mainboard with the socket LGA 1200. The Intel Core i5-11600K scores 1,721 points with one CPU core in the Geekbench 5 benchmark. When using all CPU cores, the result is 8,312 points.
Intel Core i5-11600K

CPU lineage

Here you can see which group the Intel Core i5-11600K belongs to and which processor is the predecessor of the Intel Core i5-11600K.

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

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The 6 CPU cores of the Intel Core i5-11600K clock with 3.90 GHz (4.90 GHz). The number of CPU cores and the clock frequency of the processor are largely responsible for the overall performance.

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

With the Intel UHD Graphics 750, the Intel Core i5-11600K has an build in graphic solution. It has 32 SM processors, which have a total of 256 texture shaders. The iGPU not only enables games, but also significantly accelerates video playback.

GPU name: Intel UHD Graphics 750
GPU frequency: 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.30 GHz
Compute units: 32
Shader: 256
Max. GPU Memory: 64 GB
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 12
Direct X: 12
Technology: 14 nm
Release date: Q1/2021

Hardware codec support

Processors that have an integrated graphics can play videos faster and more efficiently. This can have a positive effect on the battery life of notebooks, for example.

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 Intel Core i5-11600K supports up to 128 GB memory in up to 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum memory bandwidth of 51.2 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR4-3200
51.2 GB/s
Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 4.0 x 20
PCIe Bandwidth: 39.4 GB/s

Thermal Management

With the TDP, the processor manufacturer specifies the cooling solution required for the processor. The Intel Core i5-11600K has a TDP of 125 W.

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

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-11600K has a 15.00 MB large cache. The processor is manufactured in %%Manufacturing%%. Modern production increases the efficiency of the processor.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 1200
L2-Cache: 3.00 MB
L3-Cache: 12.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
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 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 4.80 GHz
98
Intel Core i5-1240P Intel Core i5-1240P
12C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
98
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
96
Intel Core i5-11600K Intel Core i5-11600K
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
95
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
95
Intel Core i5-11600KF Intel Core i5-11600KF
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
95
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.90 GHz
95



Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.

Intel Core i9-9900K Intel Core i9-9900K
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
640
Intel Core i9-9900KF Intel Core i9-9900KF
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
640
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
639
Intel Core i5-11600K Intel Core i5-11600K
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
632
Intel Core i5-11600KF Intel Core i5-11600KF
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
632
Intel Core i5-1240P Intel Core i5-1240P
12C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
630
Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
628



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



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.

Intel Core i7-1270P Intel Core i7-1270P
12C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
11336
Intel Core i7-6900K Intel Core i7-6900K
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
11326
Intel Core i5-1250P Intel Core i5-1250P
12C 16T @ 2.70 GHz
11280
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
Intel Core i5-1240P Intel Core i5-1240P
12C 16T @ 2.70 GHz
11268
AMD Ryzen 7 4700S AMD Ryzen 7 4700S
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
11210



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.

Intel Xeon E-2356G Intel Xeon E-2356G
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
1726
Intel Xeon E-2334 Intel Xeon E-2334
4C 8T @ 4.80 GHz
1723
Intel Xeon E-2388G Intel Xeon E-2388G
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
1722
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



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.

Intel Xeon E-2386G Intel Xeon E-2386G
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
8389
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5875U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5875U
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
8377
Intel Xeon E-2356G Intel Xeon E-2356G
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
8326
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
Intel Core i9-11950H Intel Core i9-11950H
8C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
8311
Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3
12C 24T @ 2.70 GHz
8308



Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.

Intel Core i9-11900 Intel Core i9-11900
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
2148
Intel Pentium Gold 8505 Intel Pentium Gold 8505
5C 6T @ 4.40 GHz
2146
Intel Xeon W-11855M Intel Xeon W-11855M
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
2142
Intel Core i5-11600K Intel Core i5-11600K
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
2138
Intel Core i5-11600KF Intel Core i5-11600KF
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
2138
Intel Core i7-1255U Intel Core i7-1255U
10C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
2136
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
2136



Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.

Intel Core i9-11900T Intel Core i9-11900T
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
8977
Intel Core i9-10900 Intel Core i9-10900
10C 20T @ 4.60 GHz
8972
Intel Core i9-10900F Intel Core i9-10900F
10C 20T @ 4.60 GHz
8972
Intel Core i5-11600K Intel Core i5-11600K
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
8964
Intel Core i5-11600KF Intel Core i5-11600KF
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
8964
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
8947
Intel Core i5-12500T Intel Core i5-12500T
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
8911



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



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



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



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



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 i5-12500E Intel Core i5-12500E
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
19899
Intel Xeon D-1747NTE Intel Xeon D-1747NTE
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
19836
Intel Xeon Gold 6226 Intel Xeon Gold 6226
12C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
19823
Intel Core i5-11600K Intel Core i5-11600K
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
19755
Intel Core i5-11600KF Intel Core i5-11600KF
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
19755
Intel Core i9-10900E Intel Core i9-10900E
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
19710
Intel Core i9-9820X Intel Core i9-9820X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
19671



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 7 7840H AMD Ryzen 7 7840H
8C 16T @ 4.25 GHz
624
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
8C 16T @ 4.25 GHz
624
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
624



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



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



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



Benchmarks


Description of the processor

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.



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