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Intel Core i9 and Core i7 “Rocket Lake” line-up and gaming performance leaked

As we get closer to a major launch, there is a good chance that we'll see presentation leaks detailing upcoming tech early. This time around, two slides from Intel's Rocket Lake launch presentation have leaked, detailing the full Core i9 and Core i7 line-up in addition to some gaming performance benchmarks. 

The two slides appeared on Chinese social media platform, Weibo (via @9550pro). The first slide details each Core i7 and Core i9 “Rocket Lake” SKU and the specs seem to mostly match the latest rumours.

Some standouts include the 8C/16T Core i9-11900K and KF variant reaching 5.3/4.8GHz through Thermal Velocity Boost 3.0 (TVB 3.0). The non-K i9 CPUs will also feature TVB 3.0 (except the i9-11900T), offering a single and multi-core turbo frequency of up to 5.2GHz and a multi-core frequency of up to 4.7GHz. As per the slide, the 11th Gen Core i7 won't feature TVB 3.0, but these processors are still listed as having a 5GHz boost through Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0.

The i9 and i9 K and KF variants will allegedly come with a 125W TDP, the non-K with a 65W TDP, and the T variants with a 35W TDP. The iGPU equipped in the non-F processors seems to be the Xe-based Intel UHD Graphics 750. As expected, the F variants won't come with an iGPU.

The other leaked slide shows the Core i9-11900K beating the Core i9-10900K in four gaming benchmarks using 1080p resolution and high settings. Those games include Total War: Three Kingdoms (13% gain), Gears 5 (9% gain), Grid 2019 (8% gain), and Microsoft Flight Simulator (14% gain).

Intel 11th Gen desktop processors are expected to be revealed on March 16th, with retail availability coming on the 30th of March.

KitGuru says: Are you planning on upgrading your PC this year? Will you be looking to get an 11th Gen Intel Core CPU, or will you be going with Ryzen? 

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