Intel Core i5-11600K review: simply doing well in its mission

Tram Ho

When released, the 11th generation Intel Core, codenamed Rocket Lake in general and i5-11600K in particular, continued to be shaped by Intel in the gaming segment. Although disappointing more or less because it still produces on 14nm process, this is considered the transition period for Intel to enter a new era to compete with the rise of competitors.

One of the things that makes the 12th-generation i5 and i7 more popular than its i9 brother is that the core / thread count remains the same. Along with optimized clock speeds, the Rocket Lake CPUs are promised by Intel about a 15% increase in single-core performance. Not only that, the 12th generation Core i CPUs also help unlock the PCIe 4.0 protocol on 500 series motherboards or some high-end 400 series motherboards.

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Also by the same socket LGA 1200, the size of the i5-11600K does not differ from its predecessor, i5-10600K. However, performance is the reason why users open up their budget to invest in this CPU. In this review, the i5-11600K will be compared to its predecessor to see how well Intel has optimized the 14nm process.

Test configuration :

-CPU: Intel Core i5-11600K / i5-10600K

-RAM: G.Skill Trident Z Royal RGB 2x16GB 3600MHz CL16

-Mainboard: ASUS ROG Maximus XIII Hero

-VGA: Gigabyte Radeon 6800 XT Gaming OC

-NVMe: Samsung PM981 1TB

CPU cooler: G.Skill ENKI 360

-PSU: Corsair Cooler Master MWE 750W Gold

The first familiar test has always been Cinebench R20, the trusted 3D rendering benchmark tool, which gives the most obvious correlation between CPUs. Intel Core i5-11600K has shown its ability to postpartum with about 11% more performance in both single and multi-core.

On the GPGPU test of the AID64 toolkit, scores between i5-11600K and i5-10600K are worse in different categories. This is quite strange because the i5-11600K is expected to be better in every category. This issue we will test more for clarification.

Another test, CPU-z, shows the difference is only about 5%. In fact, this difference shows a more reasonable correlation because it corresponds to the difference in the clock speed of these 2 CPUs.

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Another rendering test is blender, with two BMW and classroom models, the i5-11600K is slower in the BMW build but faster in the classroom.

With the 3DMark Timespy complex test, the i5-11600K easily scores about 5% higher CPU.

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In terms of gaming performance, it is not difficult for the i5-11600K to show its prowess. This is not difficult to understand when the same machine configuration, the same multiplier / thread, the same technology and only different clock speed.

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The temperature and performance of the i5-11600K are easy to control. With the AIO G.Skill ENKI 360 heatsink, the CPU temperature never exceeds 70 degrees C. Even using AIO up to 360mm in size seems a bit too much for a 6-core 12-thread CPU and Highest boost clock of 4.9GHz. However, if playing AIO, a 240mm is the minimum for this CPU to ensure room for overclocking. With a power consumption of about 150W, the same mid-range configuration, the i5-11600K-equipped system will only need about 650W to comfortably weigh an additional GPU range RTX 3070 or 6700 XT or less.

Overall, the Intel Core i5-11600K is still a CPU that does its job well: gaming. In terms of performance / price index, it is also worth a lot better than some of the more advanced brothers as well as its predecessor i5-10600K. In addition, the i5-11600K will certainly be available a lot more than its rival from AMD because Intel has autonomy in manufacturing panels. Consumers should buy Intel Core i5-11600K will be gamers who love stability, need PCIe 4.0 to take full advantage of the performance of the latest GPU or NVMe hard drive.

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Source : Genk