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Intel Core i5-11600K Review Rundown

IntelPublished on 05 Apr 2021Last Edited on 23 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Intel Core i5-11600K (11600KF) CPU
Neoscore* 72%
  • Competitive price-to-performance ratio for a midrange CPU
  • Excellent performance for the price
  • New Intel UHD Graphics 750 integrated graphics processor (IGP)
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

The six-core/12-thread Intel Core i5-11600K represents the pillar of Intel's midrange options. AMD's price creep of $50 is the key to Intel's edge this time around. This is the first Intel processor to have actually stayed competitive with AMD on price in a while.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

pcmag[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Intel Core i5-11600K is a strapping entry into a slightly crowded, but constantly evolving, segment of the market. AMD's price creep of $50 is the key to Intel's edge this time around. Like many of the other chips in the Intel 11th Generation stack, it includes a new Intel UHD Graphics 750 integrated graphics processor.
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Pros[**]
  • Solid performance for the price
  • Sturdy build quality
  • Solid graphics performance for its price
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

techradar[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Intel Core i5-11600K launched March 30, 2021, with a suggested retail price of $262. Right now, it's listed on most retailers for $269 (£248, AU$419), which makes it one of the best value processors, especially for gamers. You are going to have to invest in a solid CPU cooler to deal with the higher power consumption and temperatures over the previous generation.
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Pros[**]
  • Great value for money
  • Great performance for a mid-range processor
  • Solid CPU cooler
Cons[**]
  • Higher power consumption than previous generation
  • Not as fast as previous generation

trustedreviews[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 66%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Intel Core i5-11600K is a new mid-range desktop processor in the Rocket Lake-S family. Intel pitching it as a good-value option for gamers who can't afford the all-powerful i9-11900K. With a near-identical spec sheet to its predecessor, Intel is relying heavily on the architecture improvements provided by Rocket Lake – a big risk considering Intel is still stuck on 14nm.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent CPU performance for gaming
  • Solid build quality
  • Solid performance for the price
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ Intel Core i5-11600K Review. Pcmag. 2021-03-29. Retrieved 2021-03-31.
  2. 2. ^ Intel Core i5-11600K review. Techradar. 2021-04-02. Retrieved 2021-04-05.
  3. 3. ^ Intel Core i5-11600K Review. Trustedreviews. 2021-03-30. Retrieved 2021-03-31.
  4. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  5. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  6. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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