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11600k vs 5600x

With the launch of Intel's highly anticipated Rocket Lake CPU lineup, Intel followed in AMD's footsteps and kicked off 2021, trying to seize market dominance in the first quarter. Although they haven't dropped yet, the Core i511600K leaks have started to penetrate and at least they look interesting.

Recently, AMD has been on the rise, and one of their most attractive versions is the Ryzen 5600X, which has some very incredible basic features and benchmarks. However, the initial leak around the Intel Core i511660K caused some dissatisfaction in the gaming community, leading many people to wonder, "Which is better?"

So even if it is the next version from Intel, it is necessary to clarify which one is more at this stage. A good CPU is still a bit difficult. This is where we come in! Below you'll find an in-depth comparison of each CPU to help you decide whether to go for the AMD Ryzen 5600X or wait for the Intel Core i511600K to launch.

clock speed (boost)

4.9 GHz core / wire slot




Amazon speed

3.7 GHz / 4.6 GHz Socket

the most important aspects of the entire operating system , so when you want to fully understand performance, this is a good spec. Initial stats of

show that the Intel Core i511600K has a single-core score of 1565 points, which in turn will make the CPU slower than the 6-core AMD Ryzen 5600X. The same goes for multi-threaded performance. It can be said with certainty that Intel will not deviate too much from the conventional route in this regard. Although

has yet to be released (so we don't have any "official" stats), the Intel Core i511600K is expected to include Hyper-Threading. As for the Comet LakeS CPU above, the single-core performance has increased by about 19%. However, as far as the initial leak goes, it appears that 10600K is roughly 13 higher than 11600K, although this needs to be confirmed at launch.

The next specification we will study is clock speed. Clock speed goes hand in hand with the kernel, which helps show how efficiently the CPU handles data processing and instructions.

If the prediction is correct, the clock speed of the AMD Ryzen 5 5600K is slightly slower than that of the i511600K, the base clock speed is 3.7 GHz, and the maximum boost speed is 4.6 GHz. conversely, the Intel i511600K is a 6-core 12-thread CPU with a base clock of 3.9 GHz and a boost clock of 4.9 GHz.

It is important to remember that these results may not be static, as the score It was tested on a Gigabyte Z490M motherboard with 2133 MHz DDR4 memory. This means that the score may not be the actual score due to low memory settings, so please keep this in mind. The

architecture is usually the area that defines the dominance of one CPU over another. For this reason, Ryzen's performance has recently surpassed Intel's version, especially because Intel does not consider itself a well-known brand that has changed its architecture. On the contrary, AMD is known for providing breakthrough Zen CPU micro-architectures every year, each of which has a huge improvement over the last time.

Having said that, AMD has provided a new Zen 3 micro-architecture for the 5600X. Compared with the old Zen 2 micro-architecture, the IPC has increased by 19%. Unlike Zen 2, Zen 3 has an improved L1 cache, which provides better pre-capture and tagging capabilities. It also uses an improved TAGE branch predictor, which can recalculate itself faster from incorrect instruction predictions. In addition, Zen 3 has enhanced the INT and FP queues, which have been expanded to ensure fewer idle drives, thereby improving overall performance.

As for the Intel Core i511600K, it is built on the Rocket Lake architecture, which uses Intel’s Cypress Cove CPU architecture. Cypress Cove is based on Intel’s proven 14nm process and is expected to increase IPC by 1.19 times compared with the slightly older Comet Lake. As we mentioned earlier, Intel prefers single threaded performance. After observing the initial leak, the updated architecture at 11600K will provide single threaded performance, which is 1.17 to 1.35 times faster than the Comet Lake CPU.

Hyper-Threading is the easiest way to determine if the CPU can provide you with effective multitasking capabilities. Although Intel is known for its single-core capabilities, and AMD prefers multi-core capabilities, both CPUs will provide you with this.

With that said, the Intel i511600K will be able to handle daily tasks, including games, streaming services (like music), and general PC tasks. However, for more demanding tasks, such as content creation, the CPU may be difficult to maintain. In contrast, the AMD Ryzen 5600X is much more efficient and provides better all-round support for multitasking, including heavy-duty needs.

clock speed (Boost)

4.9GHz Core / Thread 6/12


Socket LGA

Amazon speed 3.7GHz / 4.6GHz Socket



Dragon 5600X poses a great threat. That said, the results here are far from finished, so we can't provide a clear winner until the Intel Core i51600K is released. That's

There is a bit of comment, especially since the Geekbench score is obtained from a manufacturing sample.

In the end, it's hard to say which is the best, because both CPUs are great choices for games. If you need a little help in making a choice, we recommend that you wait until the Intel Core i511600K is released before making a choice. Thank you for taking the time to read this article, and please feel free to post your comments on our community forum.

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