AMD Ryzen 5 3600 vs Intel Core i5-11500B

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AMD Ryzen 5 3600
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General info

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

Place in performance rating392394
Place by popularity6no data
Value for money45.35no data
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen 5no data
Architecture codenameMatisse (2019−2020)no data
Release date7 July 2019 (3 years ago)1 April 2021 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$199no data
Current price$173 (0.9x MSRP)no data
Value for money

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Technical specs

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)
Threads1212
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 multiplier+-

Compatibility

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
Thermal design power (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
AES-NI++
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+

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 motherboards, 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--

Peripherals

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

PCIe versionno data3.0
PCI Express lanesno data16

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
i5-11500B 17.66
  • 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: 69%

Ryzen 5 3600 17803
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i5-11500B 17801

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Recency 7 July 2019 1 April 2021
Boost clock speed 4200 0
Base clock speed 3600 0
Chip lithography 7 nm 10 nm

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AMD Ryzen 5 3600
AMD Ryzen 5 3600

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Intel Core i5-11500B
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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 i5-11500B by AMD

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

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