AMD Ryzen 5 3600 vs Intel Core i5-11500

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AMD Ryzen 5 3600
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General info

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

Place in performance rating392401
Place by popularity6no data
Value for money45.3535.39
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen 5no data
Architecture codenameMatisse (2019−2020)Rocket Lake (2021)
Release date7 July 2019 (3 years ago)16 March 2021 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$199no data
Current price$173 (0.9x MSRP)$223
Value for money

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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 cores6 (Hexa-Core)6 (Hexa-Core)
Threads1212
Base clock speed3.6 GHz2.7 GHz
Boost clock speed4.2 GHz4.6 GHz
L1 cache96K (per core)64K (per core)
L2 cache512K (per core)256K (per core)
L3 cache32 MB (shared)12 MB (shared)
Chip lithography7 nm, 12 nm14 nm
Maximum core temperatureno data100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)no data72 °C
Number of transistors4,800 millionno data
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
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. 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 configuration1 (Uniprocessor)1
SocketAM4FCLGA1200
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Watt65 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 extensionsno dataIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
AES-NI++
AVX++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Turbo Boost Technologyno data2.0
Hyper-Threading Technologyno data+
TSXno data+
Idle Statesno data+
Thermal Monitoringno data+
SIPPno data+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0no data-

Security technologies

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

TXTno data+
EDBno data+
Secure Keyno data+
Identity Protectionno data+
SGXno data-
OS Guardno data+

Virtualization technologies

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

AMD-V+no data
VT-dno data+
VT-xno data+
EPTno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4 Dual-channelDDR4-3200
Maximum memory size128 GB128 GB
Max memory channels22
Maximum memory bandwidth51.196 GB/s50 GB/s
ECC memory support--

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics card--

Peripherals

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

PCIe versionno data4.0
PCI Express lanesno data20

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.

Ryzen 5 3600 17.66
+1.3%
i5-11500 17.43
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

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: 69%

Ryzen 5 3600 17803
+1.3%
i5-11500 17577

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

Ryzen 5 3600 1204
i5-11500 1525
+26.7%

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

Ryzen 5 3600 6661
i5-11500 6952
+4.4%

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 17.66 17.43
Recency 7 July 2019 16 March 2021
Boost clock speed 4200 4600
Base clock speed 3600 2700
Chip lithography 7 nm 14 nm

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Ryzen 5 3600
AMD Ryzen 5 3600

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Intel Core i5-11500
Intel Core i5-11500

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Competitors of Ryzen 5 3600 by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 5 3600 from Intel is Core i5-11500B, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of Core i5-11500 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-11500 from AMD is Ryzen 7 2700X, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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