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Intel 11th Gen Core lineup includes Rocket Lake-S and Comet Lake-S refresh processors

As the launch of Intel 11th Gen Core processors comes closer, more details and rumours about it are surfacing. Apparently, the 11th Gen Core processors will consist of Rocket Lake-S SKUs at the higher-end, but it will use refreshed Comet-Lake-S SKUs on the lower-end.

The report comes from ijiandao.com (via @harukaze5719), which shared the whole alleged 11th Gen Core processors' lineup. As per the tables shown by the Chinese website, the Core i5, i7, and i9 CPUs will be based on Rocket Lake-S, but the i3, Pentium, and Celeron series will be a refresh of the 10th Gen Core Comet Lake-S processors. There's no mention about any “F” processors in these tables, meaning that we all come with an iGPU.

This division means that we won't see the new Cypress Cove core architecture and Xe-LP graphics on all 11th Gen Core SKUs. The Core i5, i7, and i9 CPUs will be powered by both technologies, but the lower-end SKUs will keep using the same core architecture as the Skylake processors from 2016 and Intel UHD Graphics 600 series.

The Core i9 series will consist of the 11900K, 11900, and 11900T SKUs. Similar to the i9 series, the i7 series will have also have three SKUs: 11700K, 11700, and 11700T. All i7 and i9 processors will feature 8 cores and 16 threads, 16MB of cache, Intel Xe-LP iGPU with 32EUs, and 125W (K), 65W (non-K), and 35W (T) TDPs.

The Core i5 series is a bit more extensive with the three 11600 SKUs (K, non-K, and T), two 11500 (non-K and T), and two 11400 (non-K and T). Just like the i7 and i9 processors, the “K” SKUs come with a 125W TDP, the “non-K” with a 65W TDP, and the “T” with 35W TDP. All the i5 processors have 6 cores, 12 threads, 12MB of cache, and Intel Xe Graphics with 32EUs, except the 11400 SKUs which come a Xe Graphics iGPU with 24EUs.

Jumping on to the i3 processors' lineup, it will consist of 5 Comet Lake-S refreshed SKUs: 11100, 11100T, 11300, 11300T, and 11320. The “non-K” processors also come with 65W TDP, while the “T” ones have a 35W TDP. All have 4 cores, 8 threads, UHD 630 iGPU with 24 EUs, and 8MB of cache, except the 11100 and 11100T CPUs which have 6MB of cache. Although we don't know the exact clock frequencies, the source claims that it's expected that it comes with a bump of 200-300MHz compared to the 10th Gen Core processors.

The next-gen Pentium and Celeron SKUs will also be based on Comet Lake-S, and consist of 8 SKUs. Starting with the G5930 (58W), G5930T (35W), and G5950 (58W) processors, these will come with a 2C/2T configuration, 4MB of cache, and UHD 610 iGPU with 12EUs. The G6420 (58W), G6420T (35W), G6520 (58W), G6520T (35W), and G6620 (58W) processors are equipped with 2 cores, 4 threads, and 4MB of cache. The G65xx and G6620 come with a UHD 630 iGPU with 24EUs, while the G64xx have a UHD 610 iGPU with 12EUs. Operating frequencies were not shared, but a 100-200MHz bump is expected.

Unfortunately, the clock frequencies of these SKUs are yet to be confirmed, but @momomo_us spotted some extra information about the Core i7-11700 and the Core i5-11400. The Core i7-11700 seems to come with a 2.5GHz base clock, which boosts up to 4.9GHz, while the i5-11400 has a 2.6GHz base clock, boosting up to 4.4GHz. Compared to 10th Gen Core predecessors, the base clocks are slightly lower, but the turbo clocks have been increased by 0.1GHz.

KitGuru says: Do you think the Intel 11th Gen Core line-up will stand toe-to-toe with AMD Ryzen 5000 series? 

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