Intel Core i5-11600K vs AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT

Comparative analysis of Intel Core i5-11600K and AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Graphics, Graphics interfaces, Graphics image quality, Graphics API support, Compatibility, Peripherals, Security & Reliability, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score.



Reasons to consider the Intel Core i5-11600K

  • CPU is newer: launch date 7 month(s) later
  • Around 4% higher clock speed: 4.90 GHz vs 4.7 GHz
  • Around 19% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 3385 vs 2854
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 16 Mar 2021 vs 21 Jul 2020
Maximum frequency 4.90 GHz vs 4.7 GHz
PassMark - Single thread mark 3385 vs 2854

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT

  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • 2 more cores, run more applications at once: 8 vs 6
  • 4 more threads: 16 vs 12
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 7 nm vs 14 nm
  • 2.7x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 2.7x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 19% lower typical power consumption: 105 Watt vs 125 Watt
  • Around 19% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 23899 vs 20033
Specifications (specs)
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 8 vs 6
Number of threads 16 vs 12
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 14 nm
L2 cache 4 MB vs 1.5 MB
L3 cache 32 MB vs 12 MB
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 105 Watt vs 125 Watt
PassMark - CPU mark 23899 vs 20033

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Core i5-11600K
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT

PassMark - Single thread mark
PassMark - CPU mark
Name Intel Core i5-11600K AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
PassMark - Single thread mark 3385 2854
PassMark - CPU mark 20033 23899
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 10091

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Core i5-11600K AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT


Architecture codename Rocket Lake Zen 2
Launch date 16 Mar 2021 21 Jul 2020
Launch price (MSRP) $262 - $272 $400
Place in performance rating 72 63
Processor Number i5-11600K
Series 11th Generation Intel Core i5 Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
OPN PIB 100-100000279WOF


64 bit support
Base frequency 3.90 GHz 3.9 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s
L1 cache 384 KB
L2 cache 1.5 MB 4 MB
L3 cache 12 MB 32 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 7 nm
Maximum core temperature 100°C
Maximum frequency 4.90 GHz 4.7 GHz
Number of cores 6 8
Number of threads 12 16


Max memory channels 2 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 50 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-3200 DDR4-3200


Device ID 0x4C8A
Execution Units 32
Graphics base frequency 350 MHz
Graphics max dynamic frequency 1.30 GHz
Intel® Clear Video HD technology
Intel® Clear Video technology
Intel® InTru™ 3D technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Max video memory 64 GB
Processor graphics Intel UHD Graphics 750

Graphics interfaces

Number of displays supported 3

Graphics image quality

4K resolution support
Max resolution over DisplayPort 5120 x 3200 @60Hz
Max resolution over eDP 5120 x 3200 @60Hz

Graphics API support

DirectX 12.1
OpenGL 4.5


Configurable TDP-down 95 Watt
Configurable TDP-down Frequency 3.60 GHz
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Package Size 37.5 mm x 37.5 mm
Sockets supported FCLGA1200 AM4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 125 Watt 105 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2019A


Max number of PCIe lanes 20
PCI Express revision 4.0 3.0
PCIe configurations Up to 1x16+1x4, 2x8+1x4, 1x8+3x4
Scalability 1S Only

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
Secure Boot

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel SSE4.1, Intel SSE4.2, Intel AVX2, Intel AVX-512
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Thermal Monitoring
AMD StoreMI technology


Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)