Intel Core i5-11600T vs Core i5-10600K

Price now 259$
Games supported 99%
Intel Core i5-10600K
Intel Core i5-10600K
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Intel Core i5-11600T
Intel Core i5-11600T
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Games supported 99%

General info

Comparing Core i5-10600K and Core i5-11600T processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating538524
Value for money24.59no data
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
Architecture codenameComet Lake-S (2020)Rocket Lake (2021)
Release date20 May 2020
(2 years old)
16 March 2021
(1 year old)
Launch price (MSRP)$262no data
Current price$259 (1x MSRP)no data
Value for money

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Technical specs

Core i5-10600K and Core i5-11600T basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores6 (Hexa-Core)6 (Hexa-Core)
Base clock speed4.1 GHz1.7 GHz
Boost clock speed4.8 GHz4.1 GHz
L1 cache64K (per core)64K (per core)
L2 cache256K (per core)256K (per core)
L3 cache12 MB (shared)12 MB (shared)
Chip lithography14 nm14 nm
Maximum core temperature100 °C100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)72 °C72 °C
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier+-


Information on Core i5-10600K and Core i5-11600T compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration11
Thermal design power (TDP)125 Watt35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-10600K and Core i5-11600T. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
TSX-no data
Idle States++
Thermal Monitoring++
Turbo Boost Max 3.0--

Security technologies

Core i5-10600K and Core i5-11600T technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

Secure Key++
Identity Protection++
SGXYes with Intel® ME-
OS Guard++

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-10600K and Core i5-11600T are enumerated here.

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Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i5-10600K and Core i5-11600T. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2666DDR4-3200
Maximum memory size128 GB128 GB
Max memory channels22
Maximum memory bandwidth41.6 GB/s50 GB/s
ECC memory support--

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardIntel UHD Graphics 630-


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-10600K and Core i5-11600T.

PCIe version3.04.0
PCI Express lanes1620

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i5-10600K 11.66
i5-11600T 11.85
  • Passmark


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 67%

i5-10600K 14474
i5-11600T 14713

Core i5-11600T outperforms Core i5-10600K by 2% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 11.66 11.85
Recency 20 May 2020 16 March 2021
Boost clock speed 4800 4100
Base clock speed 4100 1700
Thermal design power (TDP) 125 Watt 35 Watt

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Competitors of Core i5-10600K by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-10600K from AMD is Ryzen 7 2700E, which is faster by 1% and higher by 11 positions in our rating.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700E Ryzen 7 2700E

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i5-10600K:

Ryzen 5 5560U 104.29
Ryzen 7 1700 102.57
Ryzen 7 2700E 101.29
Core i5-10600K 100

Competitors of Core i5-11600T by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-11600T from AMD is Ryzen 7 2700E, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700E Ryzen 7 2700E

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i5-11600T:

Ryzen 5 5560U 102.62
Ryzen 7 1700 100.93
Core i5-11600T 100

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