AMD Ryzen 5 3600 vs Intel Core i5-11500
Comparing Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.
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.
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.
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.
Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500 are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500.
General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.
Available interfaces and connections of Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500 integrated GPUs.
Graphics image quality
Maximum display resolutions supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
Graphics API support
APIs supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500.
Various benchmark results of Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.
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.
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.
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)
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
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.
Should you still have questions on choice between Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.