The Core i5-11600K is a more budget option when it comes to 11th generation CPUs being on the lower end of the spectrum when it comes to price and performance. Don’t get it mistaken though, with the new tech that’s gone into this processor range, it’ll certainly still pack a punch.
Intel has unfortunately not been very forgiving with the information about the Intel Core i5-11600K and the 11th gen CPUs as a whole but this article should provide you with as much information as possible at whatever current time we’re in.
The Intel Core i5-11600K is on the lower end in terms of price so you’d expect performance to rival that of its AMD Ryzen counterpart – the Ryzen 5 5600X. There’s not been a whole host of info on the Intel Core i5-11600K from Intel themselves, but we’ve still managed to acquire a bunch of tidbits from around the web.
You’re likely to take advantage of 8 cores and 16 threads from the i7-11700K as well as 16 MB cache. We’ve not managed to acquire info around the base clock but what we do know is that the boost clock sadly misses out on that key 5 GHz that the more costly options sport and is likely to come in at 4.9 GHz for one core. However, the boost for all cores will be 4.6 GHz which is more than respectable and matches that of its i7 big brother.
AMD has pipped Intel to the post in terms of releasing their new 5000 series first but, will you be seeing Intel’s retaliation in the very near future? The answer is most certainly yes.
We have no absolute concrete release date attached to the Intel Core i5-11600K but what we do know is that the whole lineup will be made publicly available in March 2021.
Typically, Intel CPUs are pricier than AMD’s but with the Ryzen range appealing to more and more consumers, we could see a shift in Intel’s approach and lower the prices slightly to recuperate some of their lost custom.
At this current time, the price of the Intel Core i5-11600K is constantly fluctuating. But, the Intel Core i5-11600K should come in around $300 no matter what retailer you’re looking to purchase from.