A Beast at a price for performance❗ Intel i5 processor 11th generation Review❗😻💣

Review 239: 12.11.2021 at 09:00 pm

The Intel i5 11th gen CPU is a mid-range CPU that excellent with 1080p games, which requires high processing power. The price of the CPU isn’t much, it costs 192 USD, But unlike other CPUs, it doesn’t support Ultra Boost, and it is also built on a little bit old architecture.

The CPU is from the Rocket Lake S, it is build using the Cypress Cove architecture, which offers better performance with apps and games compared to the previous generation.

The CPU also comes with a 32-core GPU from the latest technology, it is the Intel IRIS Xe. The 11500 i5 CPU comes with 6 cores, it supports Hyperthreading technology, which increases the threads from 6 to 12. It’ll feel like the CPU comes with 12 cores with this technology.

This technology differs in performance from app to another. Th CPU’s frequency is 2.7GHz. And it reaches up to 4.6GHz automatically when needed using the Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. The higher frequency means higher performance.

Especially with apps that require higher performance like video and photo editing apps. The CPU supports DDR4 RAMs with 3200MHz. It also supports PCIe 4, which now supports up to 20 lanes. This means faster data transfer. For example, if you have a GPU that uses 16 lanes, then there will be 4 free lanes.

These free lanes will be used with NVMe storages or depending on the situation of the device, the PCIe 4 performance will be balanced, and since I am reviewing this CPU, I’ll have to test it. For the purpose of this review, we built this PC. Some users ask me to build a PC.

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Now, Let me know if you have your best Coffee with you! the more I know you need me to build PCs. The case we’ve used is the Cooler Master Masterbox TD500. The case comes with 3 front RGB fans. This case is the best to build this PC. We’ve also added another Antec F12 fans to increase the cooling system.

The motherboard is the Mag Tomahawk WiFi B560 from MSI. The motherboard comes with MyStick Light RGB colors. it also supports technologies like the Lightning 4th Gen M.2 This technology provides higher transfer rate with M.2 storages. The transfer rate reaches up to 64Gbps. The motherboard supports FROZR AI Cooling, which measures the temperature of the CPU and GPU and control the fans. All of this is done using AI.

The motherboard supports WiFi 6e. The GPU we’re using is the RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition from Nvidia. It comes with 8GB of GDDR6X RAM. It supports lots of features, like the DLSS, which increase frame rate using AI. It also supports Ray Tracing. I previously reviewed this GPU. Check our magazine. The RAM is the Fury Beast from Kingston. It is basically 4 pieces that makes 128GB DDR4 RAM with 3200Mhz frequency.

We’ve also used two M.2 storages from Kingston. Each one is 2TB. It is the Kingston KC-2500. This storage supports PCIe Gen 3.0. It supports ultra fast transfer speed up to 3.500MB/s reading speed and 2.900MB/s writing speed.

The CPU comes with a normal cooling fan. It does its job, but we decided to use a more professional fan. We used the Hyper 212 Turbo, the white version. This is a great cooling system from Cooler Master. It is considered one of the best with the Intel i5 11500 CPU. The power supply is the TUF Gaming 750W from Asus. It is made from bronze, and it is great for this build. Let’s now check the performance of this device.

In PC Mark 10 test, the device scored 5068 points. In Geekbench 5, the CPU scored 1617 points for the single core and 7729 points for multicores. Here’s where the CPU performance is ranked among other competitors.

We tested both graphics cards; the Intel IRIS Xe and the Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti. Let’s start with Intel’s GPU. In 3D Mark Time Spy test, it scored 717 points. Rocket League game scored between 48 to 64 frames using the Performance mode and FHD resolution. Fortnite game scored between 27 to 39 frames with FHD resolution.

We then tested the Nvidia GPU card using FHD and 1440 resolution with the highest settings. In In 3DMark Time Spy test, the GPU scored 13090 points. Here’s where the GPU performance is ranked among other competitors.

In Death Stranding game, it scored between 167 to 190 frames with FHD resolution. While with 1440p resolution, it scored between 137 to 1555 frames. Fornite game scored between 127 to 188 frames with FHD resolution. While the frames were between 95 to 132 with 1440p resolution.

In battlefield, it scored between 141 to 200 frames with FHD resolution. While with 1440p, the frames were between 95 to 144. The price of this CPU is 192 USD.

Pros: 🤓

The CPU offers good performance compared to its price. The integrated GPU offers good performance with medium settings. Having support for PCIe 4 means better performance, especially with M.2 storages.

Cons: 😩

It is built on 14nm architecture. It is a bit late. It doesn’t support Ultra Boost, unlike other competitors. The quality of the fan in the box is very normal.

Evaluate your needs before making a decision. Hopefully, you’ll be able to build a device that you’ll benefit from.

Let me know whether we should continue building PCs. Which CPU should we use next in the next build?

And which RAMs, storages and GPUs should we use?😍

See you later guys.👋

Written by:

Otto M Yassine

CEO of OTTO Magazine