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Intel Core i5-11600K

Intel i5-11600K

The Intel Core i5-11600K is a high-end desktop CPU based on the Rocket Lake architecture. The CPU offers 6 cores and 12 threads clocked at 3.9 - 4.9 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.0 only). Using all cores, the CPU can clock up to 4.6 GHz.  

The TDP is rated at 125 Watt (PL1, power limit sustained load) but the PL2 is set to around 250 Watt for short term boosts (up to 56 seconds). 

The Sunny Cove processor cores (known from the Ice Lake mobile CPUs) offer larger caches and an improved IPC (up to 19%). Furthermore, the chip also includes (partly) integrated WiFi 6E and Thunderbolt 4. The platform supports PCIe 4.0 and Intel DL Boost for AI acceleration.

Thanks to the faster core architecture, the 11600K can beat the old i5-10600K by around 20 percent. Therefore, the i5-11600K is a good mid range choice for gaming.

The faster Rocket Lake-S CPUs also integrate a new Intel UHD Graphics 750 that is based on the current Intel Xe architecture (e.g. mobile Tiger Lake) and offers 32 EUs. In the 11600K, the GPU is clocked from 350 - 1300 MHz.

The CPU is manufactured in the old 14nm process like the Comet Lake predecessors. The power consumption is not as high, as the Core i9-11900K, but can't come close to the power efficient Ryzen 5 5600X.

SeriesIntel Rocket Lake
CodenameRocket Lake-S

Series: Rocket Lake Rocket Lake-S

» Intel Core i5-11600K3.9 - 4.9 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i5-11400F compare2.6 - 4.4 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i5-11400T compare1.3 - 3.7 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Clock Rate3900 - 4900 MHz
Level 1 Cache480 KB
Level 2 Cache3 MB
Level 3 Cache12 MB
Number of Cores / Threads6 / 12
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)125 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
Socket1200
FeaturesTVB, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, Quick Sync, Virtualization
GPUIntel UHD Graphics Xe 750 32EUs (Rocket Lake) (350 - 1300 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Announcement Date03/30/2021
Product Link (external)Intel Rocket Lake i5-11600K

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
50.4 pt (56%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 11124     avg: 11218     median: 11217.5 (18%)     max: 11311 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1500     avg: 1530     median: 1529.5 (67%)     max: 1559 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 576     avg: 586     median: 585.5 (67%)     max: 595 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 4254     avg: 4302     median: 4301.5 (18%)     max: 4349 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1738     avg: 1744     median: 1744 (18%)     max: 1750 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 234     avg: 238     median: 238 (73%)     max: 242 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 44620     avg: 44971     median: 44971 (28%)     max: 45322 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 5987     avg: 6062     median: 6061.5 (72%)     max: 6136 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 100.5     avg: 100.8     median: 100.8 (37%)     max: 101 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 279     avg: 289     median: 289 (68%)     max: 299 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 14     avg: 14.4     median: 14.4 (31%)     max: 14.7 fps
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Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 264.5     avg: 267.3     median: 267.3 (2%)     max: 270 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.506     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (11%)     max: 0.528 sec
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 15381     avg: 16381     median: 16381 (45%)     max: 17381 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 70567     avg: 75640     median: 75640 (49%)     max: 80713 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 14147     avg: 14403     median: 14402.5 (36%)     max: 14658 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 21677     avg: 22154     median: 22154 (41%)     max: 22631 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 8286     avg: 8884     median: 8884 (45%)     max: 9482 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1694     avg: 1723     median: 1723 (75%)     max: 1752 points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 8336     avg: 8430     median: 8429.5 (29%)     max: 8523 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 587     avg: 598     median: 597.5 (1%)     max: 608 ms
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 263     avg: 271.5     median: 271.5 (72%)     max: 280 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 187     avg: 204.7     median: 199 (34%)     max: 228 Watt
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 177     avg: 195.3     median: 189 (39%)     max: 219.9 Watt
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 7.9     avg: 8.9     median: 8.9 (10%)     max: 9.89 Points per Watt
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