Next March 15 is the launch of the eleventh generation Intel Core, based on the Rocket Lake-S architecture and they will be found in front of those already available to buy AMD Ryzen 5000 based on Zen 3. So compare the performance of both architectures is something of great interest when deciding which processor is best for our needs.
Intel Core i7-11700 vs AMD Ryzen 7 5800X: Specifications
The Intel Core i7-11700 is a CPU based on Intel’s Rocket Lake-S architecture. Its base clock speed is 2.9 GHz and can reach a Turbo or Boost of 3.8 GHz with all its cores at the same time and 4.4 GHz with a single core. As for its configuration, it is an 8-core configuration with the ability to run 2 threads per core, thanks to Hyperthreading.
As for AMD Ryzen 7 5800X we are also facing an 8-core CPU with multi-thread, but this time making use of AMD’s Zen 3 architecture, so it uses SMT technology to also reach 16 cores. Its base clock speed is 3.8 GHz, so it has a higher clock speed than the Core i7-11700. Its boost speed for the 8 cores is 4.40 GHz, while with a single core receiving the boost it can reach 4.7 GHz.
Because they are 8-core processors and compete in the same market segment for purchasing interest, it is interesting to know how one processor compares with another, although the most direct rival to the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X seems to be the Intel Core i9-11900. with an 8-core configuration too.
Comparing both CPUs through benchmarks
The Odd Tech Reviews website has published a performance analysis of an “employee beta sample” of the Intel Core i7-11700. Through which they have obtained a series of disparate results using two different benchmarks to measure the performance of the new processor, which they have compared with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X.
The first of these has been with the CPU-Z benchmark, in its performance tests the i7-11700 has obtained a very slight advantage over the Ryzen 7 5800X in the single thread test, while in the multi-thread test the advantage is 3.59% also in favor of the Intel processor.
As for the Cinebench benchmarks, there is a very close battle between the two processors. In the Cinebench R15 and R20 single-threaded and multi-threaded tests we find that the Ryzen 7 5800X takes advantage of Intel’s CPU. The AMD CPU also wins in the 7-Zip tests, the Handbrake video encoding test, and V-Ray. While Intel’s wins in the performance test with Blender
Regarding the performance of both processors in gaming, it seems that it depends on the game and there are situations in which the AMD CPU wins and in others Intel’s. So we are facing two very even processors if we pay attention to the information obtained through the different benchmarks. Which is a surprise, since we expected the difference between the Zen 3 and Rocket Lake-S based CPUs to be much higher than it was in the end.