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Intel Core i5-11600K Review

Test Setup

We used four test systems to benchmark a selection of CPUs for this review. The only significant difference between the systems is that the test platform for 10th Gen Intel CPUs uses a PCIe Gen 3 SSD where the others have a Gen 4 Sabrent drive.

Intel Core i9-11900K test system:

CPU: Intel Core i9-11900K
Memory: 32GB Corsair LPX DDR4-3600MHz Dual Channel
Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XIII Hero WiFi BIOS 0610
CPU cooler: MSI MPG Core Liquid K360
Graphics: Sapphire RX 6800 XT 16GB
Storage: Sabrent Rocket 4.0 M.2 NVMe
Power Supply: Seasonic Prime Platinum 1300W
OS: Windows 10 Pro

Intel Core i5-11600K test system:

CPU: Intel Core i5-11600K
Memory: 32GB Corsair LPX DDR4-3600MHz Dual Channel
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z590 Aorus Master BIOS f5a
CPU cooler: MSI MPG Core Liquid K360
Graphics: Sapphire RX 6800 XT 16GB
Storage: Sabrent Rocket 4.0 M.2 NVMe
Power Supply: Seasonic Prime Platinum 1300W
OS: Windows 10 Pro

Intel 10th Gen test system:

CPUs: Intel Core i9-10900KF, Core i7-10700KF, Core i5-10600K
Memory: 32GB Corsair LPX DDR4-3600MHz Dual Channel
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Carbon WiFi BIOS 1.70
CPU cooler: MSI MPG Core Liquid K360
Graphics: Sapphire RX 6800 XT 16GB
Storage: WD Blue M.2 NVMe
Power Supply: Seasonic Prime Platinum 1300W
OS: Windows 10 Pro

AMD Ryzen test system:

CPUs: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 5 5600X
Memory: 32GB Corsair LPX DDR4-3600MHz Dual Channel
Motherboard: Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus BIOS 3602
CPU cooler: MSI MPG Core Liquid K360
Graphics: Sapphire RX 6800 XT 16GB
Storage: Sabrent Rocket 4.0 M.2 NVMe
Power Supply: Seasonic Prime Platinum 1300W
OS: Windows 10 Pro

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