Intel's upcoming Rocket Lake-S processors are beginning to appear in benchmark databases. This time around, the processors spotted were the Core i9-11900K and the Core i7-11700K, both in the Geekbench 5 database.
Both the Intel Core i9-11900K and the Core i7-11700K are 8C/16T processors with a 125W TDP that are expected to reach maximum operating frequencies of 5.0GHz and above. The Core i9-11900K, unlike the Core i7-11700K, doesn't feature Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB), which pushes the operating frequencies even further.
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11th Gen Intel Core i9-11900K
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In the Geekbench 5 entry of the Core i9-11900K shared by @leakbench, you can see that the maximum registered frequency was 5.28Ghz. Considering such high frequency, this processor seems to be running at its final spec or close to it. With a score of 1892 in single-core and 10934 in multi-core, this processor beats all currently available desktop processors by a fair margin in single-core workloads (12.5% more than the Ryzen 9 5950X), while also maintaining the same multi-core performance as the Core i9-10900K despite featuring only 8 cores. This processor was running on a Gigabyte Z490 AORUS Master motherboard using the BIOS to support Rocket Lake-S processors.
As per the Core i7-11700K entry found by @TUM_APISAK, the processor was running “only” at 4.6GHz, but operating frequencies should increase for the final product. Despite the 4.6GHz clock, the single-core and multi-core scores are decent, but below the Ryzen 5 5800x at stock settings. With a 1551 single-core score and an 8849 multi-core score, the Rocket Lake-S i7 CPU scores 7% and 14% less in the 1T and nT benchmarks, respectively. The benchmark run was made using a Colorful Z590M Gaming Pro.
Intel Rocket Lake-S processors are expected to release by the end of Q1 2021.
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