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Core i7-11700K vs Ryzen 5 5600X

Core i7-11700K vs Ryzen 5 5600X: game performance, price, value, and specification comparison. Select comparison game parameters.

FPS Winner

Intel Core i7-11700K

3.6 GHz | 8-core

Intel Core i7-11700K Logo
Intel® Core™ i7-11700K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.0 GHz Unlocked LGA1200 (Intel 500 Series & Select 400 Series Chipset) 125W

Buy for $269.99 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 76 minutes ago

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

3.7 GHz | 6-core

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Logo
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler

Buy for $193.89 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 77 minutes ago

FPS Winner

Intel Core i7-11700K

3.6 GHz | 8-core

Intel Core i7-11700K Logo
Intel® Core™ i7-11700K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.0 GHz Unlocked LGA1200 (Intel 500 Series & Select 400 Series Chipset) 125W

Buy for $269.99 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 76 minutes ago

vs

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

3.7 GHz | 6-core

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Logo
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler

Buy for $193.89 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 77 minutes ago

Key Differences

In short — Core i7-11700K outperforms the cheaper Ryzen 5 5600X on the selected game parameters. However, the worse performing Ryzen 5 5600X is a better bang for your buck. The better performing Core i7-11700K is 131 days newer than the cheaper Ryzen 5 5600X.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-11700K

  • Performs up to 4% better in VALORANT than Ryzen 5 5600X - 550 vs 531 FPS

  • Can execute more multi-threaded tasks simultaneously than AMD Ryzen 5 5600X - 16 vs 12 threads

  • Works without a dedicated GPU, while AMD Ryzen 5 5600X doesn't have integrated graphics

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

  • Up to 28% cheaper than Core i7-11700K - $193.89 vs $269.99

  • Up to 24% better value when playing VALORANT than Core i7-11700K - $0.37 vs $0.49 per FPS

  • Consumes up to 48% less energy than Intel Core i7-11700K - 65 vs 125 Watts

VALORANT
VALORANT

Resolution

1920x1080

Game Graphics

High

Intel Core i7-11700K Logo
Core i7-11700K

Desktop • Mar 16th, 2021


FPS

550

100%

Value, $/FPS

$0.49/FPS

68%

Price, $

$269.99

71%

FPS Winner

Intel® Core™ i7-11700K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.0 GHz Unlocked LGA1200 (Intel 500 Series & Select 400 Series Chipset) 125W

Buy for $269.99 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 76 minutes ago

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Logo
Ryzen 5 5600X

Desktop • Nov 5th, 2020


FPS

531

96%

Value, $/FPS

$0.37/FPS

100%

Price, $

$193.89

100%

Value Winner

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler

Buy for $193.89 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 77 minutes ago

FPS in TOP 5 Games

Resolution

1920x1080

Game Graphics

High

Intel Core i7-11700K Logo
Core i7-11700K

Desktop • Mar 16th, 2021

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Logo
Ryzen 5 5600X

Desktop • Nov 5th, 2020

Geekbench 5 Benchmarks

Intel Core i7-11700K Logo
Core i7-11700K

Desktop • Mar 16th, 2021


Single-Core

1692

100%

Multi-Core

9828

100%

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Logo
Ryzen 5 5600X

Desktop • Nov 5th, 2020


Single-Core

1616

95%

Multi-Core

8161

80%

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Mar 16th, 2021
Release DateNov 5th, 2020
Core i7CollectionRyzen 5
Rocket LakeCodenameVermeer
Intel Socket 1200SocketAMD Socket AM4
Desktop
Segment
Desktop
8
Cores6
16
Threads12
3.6 GHzBase Clock Speed
3.7 GHz
5.0 GHz
Turbo Clock Speed4.6 GHz
125 WTDP
65 W
14 nmProcess Size
7 nm
36.0xMultiplier
37.0x
UHD Graphics 750
Integrated GraphicsNone
YesOverclockableYes

Builds Using Core i7-11700K or Ryzen 5 5600X

VALORANT, 1080p, High

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