Trusted Reviews Awards 2021: The Intel Core i5-11600K wins Best CPU
The Intel Core i5-11600K has won the Best CPU category in the Trusted Reviews Awards 2021.
The CPU won the award after seriously impressing Computing and Gaming Editor, Ryan Jones, when he reviewed it in March. During testing it offered excellent gaming performance, solid thermals and PCIe 4.0 support, earning it an impressive 4.5/5 score in our review.
“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 performance making it an inferior alternative to Ryzen processors for creative applications,” wrote Jones in his Intel Core i5-11600K review.
The CPU had to fend off strong competition to achieve the award with top products including the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X and Intel Core i9-11900K also being shortlisted.
The Trusted Reviews Editor’s Choice Awards’ winners are chosen by the team of product experts at Trusted Reviews. The decision is based on key factors, such as how they performed during testing, our experience using them in real life and how they compare to key rivals.
The Trusted Reviews Awards are being run as a week-long digital, rather than physical, event in response to the ongoing pandemic. We’ll be revealing a fresh batch of winners each day, using the below schedule, so make sure to check back regularly!
- 11 October 2021: Mobile, tablets, wearables and cameras Editor’s Choice winners revealed.
- 12 October 2021: TV and audio Editor’s Choice winners revealed.
- 13 October 2021: Homes Editor’s Choice winners revealed.
- 14 October 2021: Computing and gaming Editor’s Choice winners revealed.
- 15 October 2021: We reveal this year’s Readers Choice Award winners.