AMD Ryzen 5 3600 vs Intel Core i5-11500

General info

Comparing Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

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Value for money (0-100)
12.12
 
14.87
Market segment
Desktop processor
 
Desktop processor
Series
AMD Ryzen 5
 
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Architecture codename
Matisse
 
Rocket Lake
Launch date
7 July 2019 (1 year ago)
 
16 March 2021 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$199
 
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Price now
$265
 
$218

Technical specs

Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500 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 cores
6 (Hexa-Core)
 
6 (Hexa-Core)
Threads
12
 
12
Base clock speed
3.6 GHz
 
2.7 GHz
Boost clock speed
4.2 GHz
 
4.6 GHz
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
256K (per core)
L3 cache
32 MB (shared)
 
12 MB (shared)
Chip lithography
7 nm, 12 nm
 
14 nm
Maximum core temperature
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100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
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72 °C
Number of transistors
4,800 million
 
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64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked multiplier
+
 
-

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500 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.

Number of CPUs in a configuration
1 (Uniprocessor)
 
1
Socket
AM4
 
1200
Thermal design power (TDP)
65 Watt
 
65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
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Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
no data
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
no data
 
+
Turbo Boost Technology
no data
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology
no data
 
+
Idle States
no data
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
SIPP
-
 
+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
no data
 
-

Security technologies

Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
no data
 
+
EDB
no data
 
+
Secure Key
no data
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
SGX
no data
 
-
OS Guard
no data
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500 are enumerated here.

AMD-V
+
 
-
VT-d
no data
 
+
VT-x
no data
 
+
EPT
no data
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500.

Supported memory types
DDR4 Dual-channel
 
DDR4-3200
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
128 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
51,196 GB/s
 
50 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics card
-
 
Max video memory
-
 
64 GB
Quick Sync Video
-
 
+
Clear Video
-
 
+
Clear Video HD
-
 
+
Graphics max frequency
-
 
1.3 GHz
Execution Units
-
 
32
InTru 3D
-
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500 integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported
-
 
3

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support
-
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
-
 
4096x2160@60Hz
Max resolution over eDP
-
 
5120 x 3200 @60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
-
 
5120 x 3200 @60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX
-
 
12.1
OpenGL
-
 
4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500.

PCIe version
no data
 
4.0
PCI Express lanes
no data
 
20

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500. 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.

Ryzen 5 3600 20.37
i5-11500 20.57 +1%

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.

Ryzen 5 3600 17865
i5-11500 18039 +1%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3600

Higher base clock speed (3600 vs 2700 MHz)

Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 14 nm)

AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)

x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)

Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

Unlocked

Advantages of Intel Core i5-11500

1% better performance in benchmarks

Much newer (16 March 2021 vs 7 July 2019)

Cheaper ($218 vs $265)

Higher boost clock speed (4600 vs 4200 MHz)

Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)

AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)

TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)

Thermal Monitoring Technologies

SIPP

IdentityProtectionTechVersion

QuickSyncVideo

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Ryzen 5 3600 and Intel Core i5-11500. The differences in performance seem too small.

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