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8C/16T Intel Rocket Lake-S processor spotted in Geekbench database

A few weeks ago, we shared details of an 8C/16T Intel Rocket Lake-S engineering sample processor which had appeared in the 3DMark database, performing roughly on par with an Intel Core i7-7700K. Now, a new entry from a very similar 8C/16T Intel Rocket Lake-S processor has been spotted, this time on Geekbench.

The entry shared by @TUM_APISAK detailed an 8C/16T processor with a  base frequency of 3.2GHz, boosting up to 4.3GHz. Similar to the current Intel chips, it comes with 32KB of L1 instruction cache, 48KB of L1 data cache, 512KB of L2 cache, and 16MB of L3 cache. Additionally, this entry also details the iGPU, which reportedly sports 32 Compute Units, with a core clock frequency of 1.15GHz, and with 6.33GB of VRAM. This iGPU is expected to be using Intel’s Xe graphics architecture.

Compared to the previous 8C/16T Rocket Lake-S processor spotted in the 3DMark database, the base and boost frequency looks are the same, so it may be the same processor. Regarding the OpenCL performance of this processor, the score of 6266 is approximately an 8.5% improvement over the current Intel UHD Graphics 630 used with the Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake processors.

For further comparison, it’s also roughly at the same level as the Intel Iris Graphics 540, which scores 6217 in the Geekbench OpenCL benchmark. Given there is still some time to go until the release of the Rocket Lake-S architecture, both processors are almost certainly engineering samples, so performance numbers should not be interpreted as final.

Rocket Lake-S processors are expected to be made available at some point in 2021.

KitGuru says: What are your expectations for the upcoming Intel Rocket Lake-S architecture? Will it prove a worthy upgrade from the existing Comet Lake processors?

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