A Geekbench 5 benchmark of the Core i5-11400 has surfaced, giving us a rough idea of what to expect from Intel’s next-gen budget offerings. Although the chip performs fairly well in the single-threaded test, it fails to catch up to the similarly priced Ryzen 5 3600 in the multi-threaded benchmark.
This could be the result of slower memory as GB5 results are impacted quite a bit by the memory bandwidth and latency, but even then I believe that the 3600 will be a tad bit faster. One of the major changes with the 11th Gen lineup is that you can overclock the lower-end parts using the budget H series motherboards. This is one area where AMD has had a big advantage in the budget CPU market, often being the deciding factor. Although Team Red still offers unlocked CPUs across the board unlike Intel, this should help close the gap, further intensifying the competition in this crucial segment.
Intel’s Core i5-11400 is expected to cost between 179-199 Euros, the same as the Ryzen 5 3600. It’d be fair to say that while the 11600K will compete with the 5600X, the 11400 and 11400F will be trading blows with the older Zen 2 based chips.