Intel is all set to launch its Rocket Lake-S desktop CPUs in the coming days to the market and we have seen a number of them peeping onto the number of benchmarks. Among them, the new one that has finally emerged is the budget best – the Core i5-11600K with 6 cores and 12 threads, which will be the direct competitor to AMD Ryzen 5 5600X.
Priced at $262, it is a bit cheaper than the Ryzen 5 5600X, and with the leaked CPU-Z benchmark, we know why it’s so. The Core i5-11600K comes with a high 3.9 GHz base and 4.9 GHz boost clock speeds, along with an all-core turbo of 4.6 GHz as well as a 12MB smart cache.
In the CPU-Z benchmark, we see the upcoming Intel hexa-core chip scores 639 points in single-thread and 4852 points in multi-threaded workloads, drawing a TDP of 125W. This is a weak performance from this 14 nm-based chip, and drawing so much power as a 6-core CPU shows how crippled Intel’s age-old node has become.
Compared to a much efficient AMD Ryzen 5 5600X that scores 645 points in single-thread and 5000 points in multi-threaded applications in our review on TechnoSports, the Core i5-11600K looks to be a failure. Also, note that the Ryzen 5 5600X draws only 65W of TDP fat less than the Intel chip, and as in the review, we see you boost all 6 cores to their max 4.6GHz clock speeds without making much thermal power draw or increase in temps.
Also, you can overclock the Ryzen 5 5600X to 4.8GHz at just 1.4V; in CPU-Z single-core test, it scores 667.8 points, we see an improvement of around 3 percent more than at stock and in multi-core, it posted 5253.9 points, an increase of 5 percent from stock. This shows how efficient the AMD chip is and is a bit costly, though, but it comes with a stock cooler, convincing buyers to go for the Intel Core i5-11600K over the Ryzen 5 5600X will be a hard job.