Core i5-11500B vs Ryzen 5 3600

Aggregate performance score

Ryzen 5 3600
6 cores / 12 threads, 65 Watt

Ryzen 5 3600 outperforms Core i5-11500B by a minimal 1% based on our aggregate benchmark results.

Primary details

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

Place in performance ranking631640
Place by popularity11not in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation40.15no data
Market segmentDesktop processorLaptop
SeriesAMD Ryzen 5no data
Architecture codenameMatisse (2019−2020)Tiger Lake-H (2021)
Release date7 July 2019 (4 years ago)1 April 2021 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$199no data
Current price$148 (0.7x MSRP)no data

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance per price, higher is better.

no data

Detailed specifications

Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500B 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 speed3.6 GHz3.3 GHz
Boost clock speed4.2 GHz4.6 GHz
L1 cache96K (per core)no data
L2 cache512K (per core)no data
L3 cache32 MB (shared)12 MB
Chip lithography7 nm, 12 nm10 nm
Maximum core temperatureno data100 °C
Number of transistors4,800 millionno data
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility+-
Unlocked multiplierYesNo


Information on Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500B 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
SocketAM4no data
Power consumption (TDP)65 Watt65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

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

Instruction set extensionsno dataIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AVX+no data
vProno data-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Speed Shiftno data+
Hyper-Threading Technologyno data+
TSXno data-
Idle Statesno data+
Thermal Monitoringno data+
Flex Memory Accessno data+
SIPPno data+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0no data+
Statusno dataLaunched

Security technologies

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

TXTno data-
EDBno data+
Secure Keyno data+
Identity Protectionno data+
SGXno dataYes with Intel® ME
OS Guardno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500B 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 i5-11500B. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4 Dual-channelUp to 3200 MT/s
Maximum memory size128 GB128 GB
Max memory channels22
Maximum memory bandwidth51.196 GB/s45.8 GB/s
ECC memory support--

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics card-Intel® UHD Graphics for 11th Gen Intel® Processors
Quick Sync Video-+
Graphics max frequency-1.45 GHz
Execution Units-32

Graphics interfaces

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

Number of displays supported-4

Graphics image quality

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

4K resolution support-+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4-4096 x 2304@30Hz
Max resolution over eDP-4096 x 2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort-4096 x 2304@60Hz

Graphics API support

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



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

PCIe versionno data3.0
PCI Express lanesno data16

Synthetic benchmark performance

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

Combined synthetic benchmark 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 11.48
i5-11500B 11.39

Ryzen 5 3600 outperforms Core i5-11500B by 1% based on our aggregate benchmark results.


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: 68%

Ryzen 5 3600 17760
i5-11500B 17624

Ryzen 5 3600 outperforms Core i5-11500B by 1% in Passmark.

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 15%

Ryzen 5 3600 1568
i5-11500B 1322

Ryzen 5 3600 outperforms Core i5-11500B by 19% in Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core.

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 15%

Ryzen 5 3600 192
i5-11500B 223

Core i5-11500B outperforms Ryzen 5 3600 by 16% in Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core.

Gaming performance

Pros & cons summary

Performance score 11.48 11.39
Recency 7 July 2019 1 April 2021
Chip lithography 7 nm 10 nm

Given the minimal performance differences, no clear winner can be declared between Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500B.

Note that Ryzen 5 3600 is a desktop processor while Core i5-11500B is a notebook one.

Should you still have questions on choice between Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i5-11500B, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

Vote for your favorite

Do you think we are right or mistaken in our choice? Vote by clicking "Like" button near your favorite CPU.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Ryzen 5 3600
Intel Core i5-11500B
Core i5-11500B

Similar processor comparisons

We picked several similar comparisons of processors in the same market segment and performance relatively close to those reviewed on this page.

Community ratings

Here you can see how users rate the processors, as well as rate them yourself.

4.4 15820 votes

Rate Ryzen 5 3600 on a scale of 1 to 5:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
1.6 166 votes

Rate Core i5-11500B on a scale of 1 to 5:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Questions & comments

Here you can ask a question about Ryzen 5 3600 or Core i5-11500B, agree or disagree with our judgements, or report an error or mismatch.