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Ryzen 5 5600G Falls to the Core i5-11400 In New Benchmarks

AMD Ryzen Processor
AMD Ryzen Processor (Image credit: AMD)

AMD's Ryzen 5000 (Cezanne) desktop APUs will make their debut in OEM and pre-built systems before hitting the retail market by the end of this year. However, the hexa-core Zen 3 APU (via Tum_Apisak) is already showing up in multiple benchmarks around the Internet.

The Ryzen 5 5600G comes equipped with six Zen 3 cores with simultaneous multithreading (SMT) and 16MB of L3 cache. The 7nm APU operates with a 3.9 GHz base clock and 4.4 GHz within the a 65W TDP limit. The chip also leverages seven Vega Compute Units (CUs) that are clocked at 1,900 MHz.

The Core i5-11400, on the other hand, is part of Intel's latest 11th Generation Rocket Lake lineup. Intel's 14nm chip features six Cypress Cove cores with Hyper-Threading and 12MB of L3 cache. The hexa-core processor, which also conforms to a 65W TDP, sports a 2.6 GHz base clock and 4.4 GHz boost clock. On the graphics side, the Core i5-11400 rolls with the Intel UHD Graphics 730 engine with 24 Execution Units (EUs) with clock speeds between 350 MHz and 1.3 GHz.

The results were mixed, which didn't come as a surprise. They probably originated from different systems so one result might have an edge over the other due to different hardware. Futhermore, the available benchmarks aren't on our preferred list so we should take the results with a pinch of salt. 

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G Benchmarks

ProcessorGeekbench 5 Single-CoreGeekbench 5 Multi-CoreUserBenchmark 1-CoreUserBenchmark 8-CoreCPU-Z Single-ThreadCPU-Z Multi-Thread
Ryzen 5 5600G1,5087,4551498895964,537
Core i5-114001,593*7,704*1619415444,012

*Our own results.

Starting with Geekbench 5, the Core i5-11400 outperformed the Ryzen 5 5600G by up to 5.6% in the single-core test and 3.3% in the multi-core test. The Core i5-11400 also prevailed over the Ryzen 5 5600G in UserBenchmark. The Rocket Lake part delivered up to 8.1% and 5.8% higher single-and multi-core performance, respectively.

The Ryzen 5 5600G didn't go home empty-handed either. The Zen 3 APU offered up to 9.7% and 13.1% higher single- and multi-core peformance, respectively, in comparison to the Core i5-11400 in CPU-Z.

It goes to show that while Zen 3 is a solid microarchitecture, Intel's Cypress Cove isn't a pushover, either. The Ryzen 5 5600G has a 1.3 GHz higher base clock than the Core i5-11400, but the latter still managed to overcome the Zen 3 APU in a couple of benchmarks.

So far, the benchmarks show the processors' computing performance. It's unlikely that the Core i5-11400 will beat the Ryzen 5 5600G in iGPU gaming performance, which is where the 7nm APU excels at. After all, consumers pick up APUs for their brawny integrated graphics. The Ryzen 5 5600G will makes its way to the DIY market later this year so we'll get our chance to put the Zen 3 chip through its paces in a proper review. The Core i5-11400, which retails for $188.99, is the interim winner until then.

  • spunxhoe
    This is pathetic reporting! The 5600g outperforms the intel chip by more than 10% in the CPUZ benchmarks and yet the headline is that Ryzen falls to Intel just because it lost to intel by 5% in user benchmark (we all know how biased that is). No consideration is given about the power usage or to the graphics part (especially in these GPU shortage times). Hats of to AMD in gaining market share inspite of obvious bias by the media outlets.
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  • usiname
    Userbenchamrk is used only by people with low IQ and desperate intel fanboys
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  • FakeMike
    spunxhoe said:
    This is pathetic reporting! The 5600g outperforms the intel chip by more than 10% in the CPUZ benchmarks and yet the headline is that Ryzen falls to Intel just because it lost to intel by 5% in user benchmark (we all know how biased that is). No consideration is given about the power usage or to the graphics part (especially in these GPU shortage times). Hats of to AMD in gaining market share inspite of obvious bias by the media outlets.
    Relax. This is not full on review, just some benchmarks gathered from various places and it clearly says that both CPUs are 65 W TDP parts. Nevertheless it's quite impressive to see Intel CPU with 1,5 GHz lower base clock go neck in neck with AMDs 7nm CPU at the same TDP. So Cypress Cove looks like far superior architecture.
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  • BRuTe007
    But article doesn't correspond to reality anyway. This is not what i expect from THG.
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  • Jim90
    Oh dear Tom's, using that trash Userbenchamark site? Intel must be paying you well.

    For the extreme minority not in the know, a simple Google will reveal just how much of a scam site Userbenchmark is - it's ties to Intel are...deafening. Stay away unless you either want to be seriously misled or are looking for a laugh. Any site that choses to use its 'data' is one hell-bent on destroying it's own reputation. Guru3D describes Userbenchmark recently by saying...

    "There are also some tests based on userbenchmark, but we decided to skip them as they're not that reliable. "
    (https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/ryzen-7-5700g-and-ryzen-5-5600g-zen-3-cezanne-desktop-processor-benchmarks.html)

    -->and that's putting it mildly!
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  • roblittler77
    Oh dear Toms Hardwear, your credibility is lost.

    No credible tech site should use Userbenchmark, it is a laughing stock. They have the i9-11900K as the absolute best berforming CPU on the market, the whole site is set up to make Intel look better than AMD.

    Also how about some power consumption figures, you called both parts 65W chips, but to perform at this level we can safely assume that the i5-11400 has no power limits on the motherboard and will therefore be using around 125 watts.
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  • watzupken
    Whatever benchmarks aside, there are very significant differences between the 2 chips that should be called out when comparing.
    1. The Ryzen APU comes with a CPU + a good iGPU, as compared to the 11400 which comes with an iGPU that is technically not fit for gaming. iGPU don't run on air, they need power which I am sure limited the amount of power being fed to the CPU

    2. While both are 65W chips, Intel's i5 11400 is mostly pulling between 50 to 100% more power to ramp up clock speed in order to compete favourably

    3. Ryzen APUs are not overclock locked like the i5 11400, so there's potential to push it further

    Ultimately, I think it all boils down to overall system cost that will determine the success of either chips. So far, RKL 11400 looks like a good value chip, but getting a decent ITX motherboard proved to drive it bumps cost of the system up quite a fair bit. On the other hand, it was easier and cheaper to get a A520i board for a Ryzen chip when I was considering whether to use the 11400 to setup an ITX rig for work.
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  • mdd1963
    Geekbench Single and Multicore...?

    That's of little consequence to most buyers theses days...

    If one can't buy a discrete GPU, the 5600G's graphicss might give it quite an edge as being a worthy temporary placeholder...
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  • TheJoker2020
    The accurate headline:

    Core i5-114005 Falls to Ryzen 5600G In New Benchmarks
    Why do I say that this is the "accurate" headline.? Because 4 benchmarks were done, Intel won two, AMD won two, but the AMD wins were bigger than the Intel wins, AND the Intel system was tested by Toms Hardware, and we don't even know the system specifications of the AMD system.! I also totally discounted "User Benchmark" because it is đź’© and Toms Hardware does not recognise this as a valid benchmark, because it is not.
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  • Lorien Silmaril
    what's with this click bait title.
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