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AMD Ryzen 5 5600G vs Intel Core i5-11400F, comparison in gaming

With the enormous lack of stock everywhere, for many, buying a PC is going to depend on taking as a base one already pre-built, where the 6-core AMD Ryzen 5 5600G and Intel Core i5-11400F CPUs compete for the attention of the buyers.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G vs Intel Core i5-11400F

The Cezanne-based AMD Ryzen 5000 desktop SoCs will appear exclusively for pre-built systems rather than being available as a standalone product. It is still necessary for the Ryzen 5 5600G to reach the market, but through the information filter TUM_APISAK and its Twitter account we have been able to know the performance of this processor.

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600G is a Zen 3-based six-core CPU, which works at a 3.9 GHz base speed and a 4.4 GHz boost. All this under a limit of 65 W. All this combined with an integrated GPU of AMD GCN Vega architecture, with 7 Compute Units and running at 1.9 GHz.

Through a series of benchmarks, the AMD Ryzen 5 5600G has been compared to the Intel Core i5-11400 6-core, based on the Rocket Lake-S architecture, also with a 65W TDP. With the same speed of 4.4 GHz boost although with a 2.6 GHz base speed. Like the AMD SoC the i5-11400F also has an integrated GPU, in the form of the Intel UHD Graphics 730 with 24 EUs, running between 350 MHz and 1.3 GHz.

What do the benchmarks say?

The first test that has been performed has been under Geekbench 5, where the i5-11400F outperformed the Ryzen 5600G by 5.6% in the single-core test and 3.3% in the multi-core test. A victory that has been repeated in UserBenchmark where the difference has been one 8.1% and 5.8% respectively, but since this benchmark favors Intel.

As to CPU-Z the result has been different. The Ryzen 5 5600G outperformed the i5-11400F in its tests, scoring an additional 9.7% single-core performance and 13.1% multi-core performance.. As you can see, there are discrepancies in the results.

It should be noted that the base clock speed for the Intel CPU is 2.6 GHz, although we cannot objectively know if the benchmarks put the CPU at Boost speed most of the time. We think that’s what Geekbench 5 and UserBenchmark do, but it wouldn’t be the case with CPU-Z where the benchmark would run most of the time at base clock speed.

Is Zen 3 really the king?

AMD Zen CPU Render

One of the claims that has been repeated the most in recent months is that AMD has the absolute dominance in performance with Zen 3, without taking into account that it has taken AMD several iterations of its Zen cores to exceed the IPC of Intel Skylake. . While it is true that Intel has spent generations without improving that section in its CPUs, it has done so in Rocket Lake-S, which part of the disadvantage of not being in a less advanced manufacturing node.

Everything indicated that AMD CPUs would sweep up Intel’s without problems in all their shapes and sizes. The surprise? Rocket Lake-S endures the type and stands up to the Zen 3-based SoCs that everyone expected to be more powerful, the reality in the end is very different and Intel can stand up to them.