Rocket Lake-S CPUs may not be officially out yet but overclockers seem to have their hands on them already. This week, two videos appeared online, showing an extreme overclock attempt with one of Intel's unreleased CPUs 11th Gen Core CPUs.
Given what we know about the Rocket Lake-S line-up, this processor should either be the Core i9-11900K or the Core i7-11700K. The motherboard model used to achieve the 6.9GHz clock speed wasn't specified, but this post from VWorld suggests that it's a Gigabyte Z590 motherboard. Besides the CPU, the memory was also overclocked to a whopping 6666MHz at 1.83V.
— VWorld (@PttpcWorld) January 8, 2021
The second video shows a closeup of the CPU-Z running, reporting the CPU instruction sets and Lx cache. As per the video, the processor supports both AVX512F and SHA, two instruction sets that are not supported on the current Comet Lake-S processors, and 48KB of L1 cache per core (384Kb) and 512KB of L2 cache per core (4096KB).
Intel is expected to announce its 11th Gen Core processors at CES 2021, running from January 11th to 14th, and launch them at the end of Q1 2021.
KitGuru says: Are you impressed with this Rocket Lake-S core frequency? Are you thinking about buying an Intel 11th Gen Core CPU for your next build?