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11600K vs 10600K – Which 6 Core CPU?


Intel’s new 6 core 11600K CPU uses some great gains over the older 10th gen 10600K from last generation. I wish to learn if the less expensive 10th gen chip is still worth thinking about, or if you’ve already got it, is it worth upgrading to 11th gen? I have actually contrasted both cpus in video games as well as applications to show you the distinctions. Both are 6 core 12 string parts with the exact same quantity of cache. On paper the only difference is that the newer 11600K has greater clock rates, however Intel are declaring some appealing significant IPC gains with 11th gen, so allow’s discover if that’s the instance. Both processors were evaluated in the exact same system with the MSI Z590 ACE motherboard. I’ve examined with 32 gigs of DDR4-3200 memory running in double network at CL14 and also with MSI’s GeForce RTX 3090 Pc Gaming X Triad graphics card to decrease GPU traffic jams. Neither CPU comes with a cooler in package, so I’ve used my Fractal S36 AIO with Noctua NT-H2 thermal paste for both. I’ve examined both CPUs at stock, so no MCE, as well as with the complying with all core overclocks used. Despite the 11600K having higher clockspeeds at stock, my older

10600K appears to have a lot more overclocking clearance with much less voltage, however this will obviously vary as it depends upon silicon lotto as well as these are by no means carefully tuned overclocks. I’ve examined both cpus with no power restrictions, which is the default of my MSI motherboard, but I’ve likewise done it due to the fact that I’m interested in seeing what both of these can do in an ideal situation, so expect my outcomes to look a little different contrasted to various other reviewers that could be making use of Intel’s power limitations. We’ll begin by considering productivity workloads, followed by power draw, thermals, after that pc gaming and also price per frame value afterwards, or you can time take a trip to any get rid of the timestamps listed below. Beginning with Cinebench R23 I’ve obtained the stock results down the base, and overclocked outcomes over. The more recent 11600K is coming out ahead both in single core and multi core scores, as expected. At supply it’s reaching a 24% greater solitary core rating as well as a 26% higher multicore rating, truthfully fairly nice gains given 10th gen is much less than a year old. The gap shuts in a little once both are overclocked though, as my 10600K is currently able to reach greater rates, whereas it was reduced at stock. I have actually additionally

checked the older Cinebench R20 as a great deal of people still utilize it so you can contrast my outcomes, and comparable deal below as well. It deserves keeping in mind the 10600k sees bigger gains to solitary core with the overclock, as well as this is due to the fact that its all core overclock is currently greater than its solitary core turbo boost, yet that’s not the instance for the 11600K. I’ve checked Blender with the BMW as well as Class criteria. This is a greatly threaded examination, as well as the 11600K was in advance. Once more this is anticipated as it’s essentially much better in every regard, the concern we’re responding to is by just how much? At stock the 11th gen chip was finishing the longer classroom test 25% faster, while the shorter BMW examination was 19% faster. The V-Ray benchmark is another core heavy making workload, as well as the distinctions were similar to the Blender or food processor BMW test earlier, with the 11600K racking up around 20% more than the older 10600K. With both overclocked though this reduces to a 15% lead, as the 10600K has the ability to overclock much better. The Corona standard additionally makes use of the cpu to make out a scene, as well as regardless of additionally being a multicore test this saw the tiniest distinction out of all applications examined at just 13% much faster on the 11600K at supply, then 10% quicker with the overclocks. Linux kernel collection was an extra middle of the pack result when compared to whatever I’ve checked. The 11600K was finishing the job practically 20 seconds faster, so does not appear like much but it converts to 19% faster. With both overclocked its lead drops a little to 16% faster.

Handbrake was utilized to transform among my 4K laptop computer review videos to 1080p. The outcomes were fairly similar here also, 19% faster on the 11600K with both processors performing at supply speeds, however then the void changes to a 16% lead with 11th gen when both are overclocked. Adobe Best was checked with the Puget Solutions benchmark tool, and this tests points like video exporting, live playback and also more. This test saw one of the tiniest differences with the 11600K racking up 13% greater than the 10600K at stock, and afterwards this lowers to an 11% greater rating with both overclocked. Adobe Photoshop was additionally examined with the Puget Solutions benchmark device. I’ve found this test to typically be fairly single threaded reliant, so the distinctions are a bit bigger in this one contrasted to premiere, yet still smaller sized compared to the various other apps checked, with the 11600K racking up 16% higher both at stock and also overclocked. I have actually utilized 7-Zip to test compression and decompression speeds, as well as once more although 11th gen is doing much better below the distinction isn’t as huge compared to other applications, and even AMD’s Ryzen, which usually sees much higher speeds than Intel in this examination. I know this isn’t a Ryzen comparison, however it’s worth stating if this is a vital workload for you. AES file encryption and also decryption rate didn’t really change with the overclocks, as well as the 11600K was around 20% quicker in this test. Geekbench had the largest improvement out of all applications evaluated in its single core examination, which was 31% greater with the 11600K at supply while multicore was reduced with a 17% rise over the 10th gen 10600K. Right here’s how the new 11th gen 11600K contrasts against the older 10th gen 10600K in these applications just covered with both cpus at stock.

11th gen was ahead in all examinations as expected, it’s primarily the newer version as well as must carry out much better, however in some tests I assumed the gains were fairly decent. We can see the distinctions lower with both cpus overclocked, and also this is simply since the performance gap gets smaller sized as my 10600K is now able to reach higher clock rates when contrasted to the 11600K. Although results will certainly differ based upon what you’re able to achieve when overclocking, other reviewers have thus far not had way too much success with 11th gen overclocking contrasted to 10th gen, so it seems to simply be how that is. This ends up being clear when checking out the clockspeeds throughout the Blender standard, a multicore CPU examination. At supply the 11600K is running 100MHz more than the 10600K, yet then with the overclocks I was able to accomplish the 10600K is currently 100MHz above the 11600K. This implies the 10th gen chip obtains a 500MHz increase to all 6 cores with the overclock, while 11th gen has a 300MHz increase.

11th gen appears to be using a reasonable little bit extra power also. It’s finishing this Mixer test around 26% faster at stock while additionally attracting regarding 26% even more power level from the wall surface also, so it appears that 11th gen is just converting extra power right into added efficiency. In spite of utilizing more power, at supply both cpus were going for the same temperature levels, however as soon as overclocked the 10600K was warmer, despite its overclock keeping up much less voltage. Right here’s how CPU package power was reported in hardware details during the very same test, just to restate that I’m not examining with the default 125 watt long term power restrictions, as my goal is to see what both are capable of in a best case. Allow’s get involved in the gaming tests next, I’ve examined 7 video games at 1080p, 1440p as well as 4K resolutions on both cpus. Cyberpunk 2077 was checked in little china with the road kid life path. I’ve got 1080p down all-time low, 1440p in the center, and also 4K up top. There were generally no differences at the greater 1440p and 4K resolutions, the cpu typically matters much less below as the GPU can be better used. The largest difference was seen at 1080p, nonetheless it’s not huge, the 11600K was reaching simply 4% greater average FPS. Red Dead

Redemption 2 was examined with the games benchmark tool. Once again no distinction at 4K, though there’s a little a lot more space at 1440p this time, however it’s still small. The 11600K was simply 3% in advance of the 10600K at this resolution, and 6% higher at the reduced 1080p resolution, so absolutely not rather as much of a renovation as we saw in the performance work earlier. View Dogs Myriad was also checked with the games standard. Once again quite much no distinction between 1440p and 4K right here, while 1080p was just 4% greater in average FPS on 11th gen, though there was a slightly larger 9% boost to 1% reduced. Control is generally a quite GPU heavy test, which is why once again there’s no real modification between the two cpus, also at 1080p. I can have focussed purely on CPU extensive video games yet I do not think that represents the real life with what people are in fact playing, as well as this aids represent that. CS: GO is an esports title where distinctions in frame rate could in fact matter a lot more, which is why I decided to examine this older game also. The 11600K had the greatest improvement out of all games tested in this one, coming out 13% in advance at 1080p in typical FPS, after that 6% ahead at both 1440p and also 4K, granted provided 10th gen was still pushing out 500 FPS at 1080p it’s tough to say just how much this really matters unless you’re super competitive. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was checked with the video game’s standard. Zero distinction at 4K in this test, 1440p was 7% higher on 11th gen, the largest difference at this resolution out of all video games covered, while 1080p was 11% much better with 11th gen. Battleground V is one more video game I’ve been evaluating for years as well as have a great deal of data for need to you want to compare. The

distinction in ordinary FPS at 1440p was small, but the increase to 1% reduced was much higher comparatively, something I have actually noted in various other recent CPU contrast videos. I’m not sure why the difference is larger than 1080p, yet that simply appears to be exactly how it goes in this examination. Over all 7 games tested, the newer 11600K was around 6 and also a fifty percent percent faster in terms of typical FPS at 1080p, so absolutely nothing major. The most effective result is clearly CS: GO, yet even if you want to treat that as an outlier we’re still checking out the 11600K coming out 5.4% in advance of the 10600K at this resolution. Tipping up to 1440p and also the space lowers with the 11th gen processor currently simply two and also a fifty percent percent ahead generally. Again it’s type of being held up by CS: GO, yet at the same time Shadow of the Tomb Raider was in fact doing better percentage-wise with 11th gen. At 4K all results are currently within margin of mistake as well as less than a percent in either instructions, with the exception of CS: GO. Not counting that and also there’s essentially no difference at 4K in between the remainder of the games. When we consider rate, well the more affordable 10600K is using better worth when it involves gaming. This makes good sense, we have actually simply seen the performance distinction in games is minor essentially,

especially once you’re above 1080p, as well as 10th gen is less expensive. Currently it’s feasible to conserve even more money and also obtain the KF variation, the 10600KF, nonetheless right now at the time of recording the 11600KF really costs greater than the regular K version on newegg. I think this will certainly transform in time though, the KF ones are basically CPUs that had faulty graphics, so at launch I’m presuming there’s just much less of those available. Once more for updated prices you can refer to those links down in the description. If you’ve already got a 10600K processor it’s not actually worth upgrading to 11th gen for video gaming, especially at resolutions above 1080p. If you’re doing efficiency concentrated work then the 11600K can make more feeling, however at the same time if you’re transcoding video for your task or something where time is money, you’ll probably desire something with even more than 6 cores anyway, but if you get on a spending plan and also you can sell the 10600K pre-owned and choose up the 11600K, it does provide a suitable improvement in those

performance workloads for a decrease in replacement. I had not been expecting the distinction outside of pc gaming to be that big based upon what we have actually seen from other 11th gen processors. The 11700K and also 11900K simply don’t seem to offer that much enhancement contrasted to 10th gen, nevertheless the 11600K does in fact use some sensible improvements over the 10600K, gaming apart. That said, 11th gen does likewise utilize more power than 10th gen and also it sets you back a lot more also, 10th gen is most definitely the worth alternative between them, particularly if it’s just for a video gaming computer. Now naturally we’re not residing in a globe where AMD does not exist. I have actually also compared the 11600K versus the Ryzen 5 5600X 6 core CPU in this video clip over here, so examine that out if you wish to figure out which firm has the very best 6 core processor at the moment. Or else get subscribed for future tech video clips similar to this one and come as well as join us in Discord as well as get behind the scenes video clips by supporting the channel on Patreon.

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