Intel Core i5-11500 Appears on Geekbench




/ 5 months ago
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At some part in March (we still don’t know exactly when), Intel is expected to release their Rocket Lake-S processors formally. However, at the time of writing, it’s still more than a little unclear as to just how good (or bad – and yes, this is a possibility!) they’re going to be. – While we have seen some early indications of what their high-end CPU releases might be capable of, we haven’t (yet) seen much in terms of the more entry-level focused models. That is, until now!

Following a report via Videocardz, Geekbench benchmarking scores from the Intel Core i5-11500 have appeared on the leaderboard and give us a relatively solid idea as to where this CPU will sit in the grand scheme of things.

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Intel Core i5-11500

Putting the scores into direct comparison with the i5-10500, it would appear that the new and upcoming i5-11500 will have it beat in single-core performance by around 25-30%. No doubt, a pretty healthy margin of generational improvement! However, when directly stacked up against the AMD Ryzen 5000 series, one thing becomes apparent very quickly. Put simply, it’s going to be a pretty tight race at this end of the scale!

Admittedly, with the lowest specification Ryzen 5000 model currently being the 5600X, it’s about the only thing the i5-11500 can logically be pitted against. With the Ryzen only managing to score about 20 points more in single-core performance, however, (albeit, smashing it in multi-core) if Intel gets the pricing right, it could well prove to be a very tempting proposition. And, we should note, leaks are already suggesting that the i5-11500 will be around £60 less expensive than the Ryzen 5600X. Albeit, expect that to change (for better or worse) when its availability becomes more apparent.

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What Do We Think?

It’s already well known and established that high-end Intel processors are (generally speaking) quite expensive. While the Rocket Lake-S range appears to be surprisingly less costly than many might have thought, price and comparative performance to AMD Ryzen will, ultimately, be the judge of whether Rocket Lake-S is a success with consumers (or not).

Make no bones about it though, this is certainly positive news. And particularly for those of you looking to make an upgrade on a tight budget!

What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!


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