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The Intel 11th Gen Core desktop range is a curious one. Requiring new motherboards to extract maximum performance and features but at the same time not offering a clear upgrade path, appeal is limited to a select band of customers who want to build a syst...
Manifest IPC improvement, Better stock levels than AMD, Improved IGP, PCIe 4.0 from the CPU
No cooler in box, Gaming not better than last-gen, Chipset stuck on PCIe 3.0
The Intel Core i5-11600K is an incredibly powerful processor for the money, but it comes with a downside. The high power consumption and temperatures make it to where you have to grab a beefier CPU cooler and power supply...
Great gaming performance, Affordable, Big generational jump, PCIe 4.0
Gets really hot, Consumes a lot of power
Intel's Core i5-10600K has delivered decent gaming performance and the new Core i5-11600K leaps forward by about ten percent.In addition the new 11th Gen family of CPUs add support for PCI Express Gen 4 so if you have been thinking about the benefits of a...
Very good value for money, Supports PCIe Gen. 4, Runs nice and cool,
Draws significantly more power than Ryzen 5, Intel does not include a cooler, Requires a 400 or 500 series motherboard,
The new Intel 11th Gen CPUs have launched alongside the new Z590 motherboards. Pairing the two together, we finally have features like PCIe 4.0 available on Intel-based systems. There is also an obvious per-core performance increase which is quite amazing...
The Intel Core i5-11600K is a fantastic processor for gaming, with top-notch performance and support for PCIe 4.0, which maximises the speed of supported next-gen SSDs. This Intel chip is very much a one-trick pony though, with its poor multi-threaded per...
Excellent gaming performance, Support for PCIe 4.0, Good value for money, Runs at comparatively low temperatures,
Poor multi-threaded performance, Marginal performance gains from 10th generation,
It hasn't even been 12 months since the release of Intel's 10th Gen processors and we're already being introduced to their successor – perhaps indicating that the battle for desktop domination is still well and truly on. The unveiling of the Intel Z490 ch...