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The Core i5-11600K is Intel's mid-range entry using the Rocket Lake architecture. Our review confirms that it is a great alternative to AMD's overpriced Ryzen 5 5600X, offering similar performance at almost $100 less. The i5-11660K is also fast enough to compete with last generation's 8-core i7-10700K.

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This looks pretty decent especially compared to the i9.... Shame there is no gains for gaming which means the sub 200 (microcenter) 10600k is probably the way to go for a gaming focused build.
 
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Offering bang for buck but at the same time it seemed useless. If you already have Coffee Lake, I don't think you need to upgrade to this platform because the incentives are very few, not to mention that you have to invest in a new motherboard, faster RAM and a more beefier cooler.
 
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Well, really enlightening review.

Despite the marketing, this chip seems to be more geared for productivity applications where it scores quite a few wins as opposed to games where it is only a few percent better than Comet Lake. Just goes to show that things are not always what they seem.
 
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Well, really enlightening review.

Despite the marketing, this chip seems to be more geared for productivity applications where it scores quite a few wins as opposed to games where it is only a few percent better than Comet Lake. Just goes to show that things are not always what they seem.

And yet I just saw the Toms Hardware review of 11600K and in many games it has a substantial lead over 10600K, 10-20% at 1080p and 1440p.
 

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Would have been great if you added an 8600k or 8700k to the bench chart.
 
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Offering bang for buck but at the same time it seemed useless. If you already have Coffee Lake, I don't think you need to upgrade to this platform because the incentives are very few, not to mention that you have to invest in a new motherboard, faster RAM and a more beefier cooler.
These generation of CPUs(zen3, zen2, this one and 10th gen) are not eally meant for past-model upgrades, they're meant for new users or for user that have 5+yr old platforms, like thos still running on intel 7th gen and below(specially below, as most users are still on 4th/4rd gen) that see no need to make a total platform change for measly gains
 
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Hopefully this forces a drop in price of the 5600X.
 

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Would have been great if you added an 8600k or 8700k to the bench chart.
didn't have time. i started rebenching last week. will try to get them added in the next days
 
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"Looking at our power consumption results we have a total energy of 18.9 kiloJoules to complete one Cinebench run for the 11600K, against 9.6 kJ for the Ryzen 5 5600X—almost half! AMD's Ryzen 9 5950X is even only a third of that, with 6.4 kJ."

It seems like the justification for this is the 14 nm lithography of the Intel chips vs. the 7 nm lithography of the AMD chips. I read many times before that supposedly the density of Intel's process is almost the same as TSMC's 7 nm process. Is this true and if so, how does the similar density begin to explain the energy consumption difference between the chips?
 
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And yet I just saw the Toms Hardware review of 11600K and in many games it has a substantial lead over 10600K, 10-20% at 1080p and 1440p.

Interesting. Tom's used a 3090, while TPU used a 3080. So really just goes to show these next gen CPUs don't help gaming much without throwing in a near $3000 GPU, which is going rate for a 3090 right now.

Anyway I have no intention of buying a GPU over $500 vs my 2060KO which sells for that used these days, which means I won't be buying for quite some time.

Was really more interested in the application performance, and the 11600K is pretty good there.
 

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Interesting. Tom's used a 3090, while TPU used a 3080
Yeah I didn't want to use a 3090, I have a stack of 3090s sitting here, that's not the problem. I rather felt a 3080 was the more realistic choice for gamers today. The 3080 is by far the most popular card. Just because you can't find any in stores doesn't mean it's not selling a ton. My data says 4:1 for RTX 3080 vs all AMD RDNA2 combined
 
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These generation of CPUs(zen3, zen2, this one and 10th gen) are not eally meant for past-model upgrades, they're meant for new users or for user that have 5+yr old platforms, like thos still running on intel 7th gen and below(specially below, as most users are still on 4th/4rd gen) that see no need to make a total platform change for measly gains

Then again, if this new user is looking for "best budget", I think 10th gen is miles away a better buy.
 

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This looks pretty decent especially compared to the i9.... Shame there is no gains for gaming which means the sub 200 (microcenter) 10600k is probably the way to go for a gaming focused build.
Sorry, but decent in terms of what?

It can't beat the 10600K in gaming.



While consuming 45% (!!!) more power:



This series is complete rubbish.
 
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Intel your so called "new" CPU's make your 10th gen look great, was that their goal?
 

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128€ - Intel Core i5 10400F 6x 2.90GHz So.1200 BOX - Sockel 1200 | Mindfactory.de
188€ - Intel Core i5 10600KF 6x 4.10GHz So.1200 BOX - Sockel 1200 | Mindfactory.de
258€ - Intel Core i7 10700F 8x 2.90GHz So.1200 TRAY - Sockel 1200 | Mindfactory.de
389€ - Intel Core i9 10850K 10x 3.60GHz So.1200 WOF - Sockel 1200 | Mindfactory.de

These are the only CPUs I'd consider calling a decent (not impressive) value atm. 275€ price tag for 6 core CPU in 2021 that can't beat competition is hardly a value by any merit.
These are amazing prices indeed
 
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Sorry, but decent in terms of what?

It can't beat the 10600K in gaming.



While consuming 45% (!!!) more power:

Sorry, but decent in terms of what?

It can't beat the 10600K in gaming.



While consuming 45% (!!!) more power:



This series is complete rubbish.

It's power/performance/temps are similar to a 5600X which is currently $350-400 in gaming.... and if you look at about 5-6 reviews from reputable places it tends to be 5-10% faster than the 10600k in gaming..... Non gaming performance seems closer to the 5600X so once 10th gen sells out it's decent nothing less nothing more and if the 5600X price doesn't improve before then this ends up the better buy for most people but really probably the 11400/11500.
 
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Best thing about Intel CPUs is you dont need a dGPU to make them work nor only limit your selection to APUs from AMD.

If youre building a computer right now and you dont already have a GPU then there is zero value in any AMD CPU currently.
 
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Let's not forget that the 10850k is 320$. But anyways, this cpu is quite nice. A bit lower in price and it'll sell well.
Didn't mention AMD cause they have huge prices now. A 5600x costs more than a 10850k
 
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