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Intel Core i5-11600K vs Intel Core i5-11400F

Intel Core i5-11600K

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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.

Intel Core i5-11400F

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The Intel Core i5-11400F is a fast six-core desktop processor based on the new Rocket Lake architecture, which was introduced in March 2021. The processor clocks with a base clock of 2.6 GHz and reaches an all-core boost of 4.2 GHz under load. In single-thread applications, the Intel Core i5-11400F even reaches up to 4.4 GHz. Intel also gives the Rocket Lake processors the Hyperthreading feature, which allows the i5-11400F to process up to 12 threads simultaneously. As known, the Intel Core i5-11400F is manufactured in the 14 nm process. Nevertheless, many changes have been made with the Rocket Lake architecture, which is also reflected in the performance compared to the Comet Lake. The Intel Core i5-11400F is a non-K CPU, which means that there is no freely selectable multiplier. Thus, the scope for overclocking is relatively small.

Performance

Compared to the Intel Core i5-10400F, the Core i5-11400F offers a significantly better IPC. This can be seen clearly in the single-core benchmarks. But the multi-core performance also benefits from the better IPC compared to Comet-Lake. A performance increase of up to 20 percent can be expected. The Core i5 has to do without the TVB (Thermal Velocity Boost). However, 4.2 GHz is still possible when all cores are loaded. Due to the very high single-thread performance, the Intel Core i5-11400F is best suited for video games.

Graphics unit

The processors marked with "F" in the nomenclature don't offer an integrated graphics unit. All other non-F processors can fall back on the Intel UHD Graphics 750 and also allow operation without a dedicated graphics card.

Power consumption

The TDP turns out relatively low with 65 watts. This is the PL1 value. For Turbo, the Intel Core i5-11400F offers a higher TDP of up to 154 watts with PL2. However, this may only be applied for a maximum of 28 seconds (dew). A good air cooler should be able to handle the resulting waste heat, so no AiO is necessary for this processor.

ModelIntel Core i5-11600KIntel Core i5-11400F
SeriesIntel Rocket LakeIntel Rocket Lake
CodenameRocket Lake-SRocket Lake-S
Series: Rocket Lake Rocket Lake-S
Intel Core i5-11600K « 3.9 - 4.9 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-11400F2.6 - 4.4 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-11400T compare1.3 - 3.7 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-11600K3.9 - 4.9 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-11400F « 2.6 - 4.4 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-11400T compare1.3 - 3.7 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Clock3900 - 4900 MHz2600 - 4400 MHz
L1 Cache480 KB480 KB
L2 Cache3 MB3 MB
L3 Cache12 MB12 MB
Cores / Threads6 / 126 / 12
TDP125 Watt65 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
Socket12001200
FeaturesTVB, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, Quick Sync, VirtualizationTVB, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics Xe 750 32EUs (Rocket Lake) (350 - 1300 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Rocket Lake i5-11600KIntel Rocket Lake i5-11400F
$157 U.S.

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-11600K
50.4 pt (57%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-11400F
46.4 pt (52%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 11124     avg: 11218     median: 11217.5 (18%)     max: 11311 Points
10235 Points (17%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1500     avg: 1530     median: 1529.5 (67%)     max: 1559 Points
1339 Points (59%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 576     avg: 586     median: 585.5 (67%)     max: 595 Points
502 Points (58%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 4254     avg: 4302     median: 4301.5 (18%)     max: 4349 Points
3945 Points (17%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1738     avg: 1744     median: 1744 (18%)     max: 1750 Points
1574 Points (16%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 234     avg: 238     median: 238 (73%)     max: 242 Points
210 Points (64%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
19.3 Points (27%)
17.7 Points (25%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.9 Points (9%)
2.2 Points (7%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
9745 Points (79%)
6210 Points (51%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
49408 Points (56%)
44220 Points (50%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
64663 Points (47%)
57417 Points (41%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
12957 Points (71%)
8876 Points (48%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
107.6 s (1%)
117.2 s (1%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
4.9 s (1%)
4.1 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
7850 Points (45%)
7147 Points (41%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 44620     avg: 44971     median: 44971 (28%)     max: 45322 MIPS
41522 MIPS (26%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 5987     avg: 6062     median: 6061.5 (72%)     max: 6136 MIPS
5466 MIPS (65%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 100.5     avg: 100.8     median: 100.8 (37%)     max: 101 fps
91.5 fps (33%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 279     avg: 289     median: 289 (68%)     max: 299 fps
258 fps (61%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 14     avg: 14.4     median: 14.4 (31%)     max: 14.7 fps
13.5 fps (29%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.9 GB/s (0%)
0.8 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
1.5 GB/s (0%)
1.4 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
9.7 GB/s (0%)
8.7 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 264.5     avg: 267.3     median: 267.3 (2%)     max: 270 Seconds
290.2 Seconds (2%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.506     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (11%)     max: 0.528 sec
0.6 sec (12%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
14519 Points (31%)
13359 Points (28%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
6.8 s (1%)
7.8 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
14.8 s (1%)
16.9 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
353.7 s (2%)
703 s (3%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
57236 Points (53%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 15381     avg: 16381     median: 16381 (45%)     max: 17381 Points
15367 Points (42%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 70567     avg: 75640     median: 75640 (49%)     max: 80713 Points
71688 Points (46%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
79747 Points (66%)
71496 Points (59%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
81270 Points (68%)
74053 Points (62%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 14147     avg: 14403     median: 14402.5 (36%)     max: 14658 Points
13346 Points (34%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 21677     avg: 22154     median: 22154 (41%)     max: 22631 Points
21144 Points (39%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 8286     avg: 8884     median: 8884 (44%)     max: 9482 Points
8468 Points (42%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1694     avg: 1723     median: 1723 (75%)     max: 1752 Points
1575 Points (68%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 8336     avg: 8430     median: 8429.5 (29%)     max: 8523 Points
7681 Points (27%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1731 Points (8%)
1543 Points (7%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
8542 Points (27%)
7679 Points (24%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
7438 Points (77%)
6836 Points (71%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
33266 Points (37%)
30191 Points (34%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 587     avg: 598     median: 597.5 (1%)     max: 608 ms
654 ms (1%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 263     avg: 271.5     median: 271.5 (69%)     max: 280 Points
255 Points (65%)
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
1652 Points (64%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 187     avg: 204.7     median: 199 (34%)     max: 228 Watt
236 Watt (41%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 177     avg: 195.3     median: 189 (39%)     max: 219.9 Watt
204 Watt (43%)
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
7.7 Points per Watt (9%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-11600K → 100% n=44

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-11400F → 91% n=44

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