Intel 11th Gen Core i5-11600K and Core i9-11900K Review

In The Flesh

Intel 11th Gen Core i5-11600K and Core i9-11900K Review

In The Flesh

We appreciate that the review sample packaging we've received isn't the same kind of packaging that you'll get when you purchase your new 11th Gen Intel CPU. Equally we know that processors themselves will never be accused of being the most interesting things to look at in photographs. However, if you're anything like us and dreaming of a future build then you want to see exactly what you might be getting, even if it's only a silver square.

Intel 11th Gen Core i5-11600K and Core i9-11900K Review  
Intel 11th Gen Core i5-11600K and Core i9-11900K Review  
Intel 11th Gen Core i5-11600K and Core i9-11900K Review  
Intel 11th Gen Core i5-11600K and Core i9-11900K Review  

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30-03-2021, 13:32:21

looz
Well, 11600K looks fairly solid for gaming, if power efficiency isn't important. Looks to be as far as the architecture scales reasonably, more cores is pretty awkward thermals wise.


In fact 11600K is probably the go to CPU for gaming builds now, until AMD undercut it with a 5600 non-X. But I don't think they have the fabrication capacity.Quote

30-03-2021, 13:37:23

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by looz View Post
Well, 11600K looks fairly solid for gaming, if power efficiency isn't important. Looks to be as far as the architecture scales reasonably, more cores is pretty awkward thermals wise.


In fact 11600K is probably the go to CPU for gaming builds now, until AMD undercut it with a 5600 non-X. But I don't think they have the fabrication capacity.

The i5 having stock is their only possible power move when AMD stock is quite hard to come by at the momentQuote

30-03-2021, 13:39:13

looz
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
The i5 having stock is their only possible power move when AMD stock is quite hard to come by at the moment
There seems to be plenty available in Finland currently, at MSRP. Which is a strange sight nowadays.
But seeing how Intel has their own fabs, not entirely unexpected.


Thanks for the reviews! That's a massive amount of benchmarks.Quote

30-03-2021, 13:52:05

Dicehunter
Makes me feel good about my 5800X purchase a few days ago, Along with this review and a fair others today, Looks like both CPU manufacturers are about equal when it comes to gaming.Quote

31-03-2021, 15:02:29

grassman
Who would have thought Intel would have a Bulldozer moment Quote
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