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Intel Rocket Lake-S Core i9-11900K processor rumoured to reach up to 5.3GHz

Intel Rocket Lake-S processors are expected to launch soon and we've seen plenty of rumours regarding specs. So far, the line-up has 4 SKUs: the i5-11400, the i5-11600K, the i7-11700K, and the i9-11900K. The expected specs of all four CPUs have now been revealed. 

Twitter user @davidbepo (via Wccftech) shared the alleged specifications of the 8C/16T Intel Core i9-11900K, claiming that it would feature TVB (Thermal Velocity Boost), allowing it to reach an all-core boost of 4.8GHz, and a single-core boost of 5.3GHz. The TDP/PL1 is expected to be at 125W, while the PL2 doubles to 250W.

Crossing this information with @harukaze5719's chart, the 11th Gen Core i9 specifications seem to match each other, but @davidbepo later corrected the chart by claiming that the only SKUs featuring TVB are the Rocket Lake and Comet Lake Core i9 CPUs and that the all-core boost of the Core i5-11600K should be 100MHz less, reducing it to 4.6GHz.

The following table shows the rumoured specifications of the whole Intel Rocket Lake-S line-up:

CPU Name Cores / Threads Base Clock Boost Clock (1-Core) Boost Clock (All-Core) Cache PL1/PL2
Core i9-11900K 8 / 16 3.50 GHz 5.30 GHz 4.8 GHz 16MB 125W/250W
Core i7-11700K 8 / 16 TBC 5.00 GHz 4.6 GHz 16MB TBC
Core i5-11600K 6 /12 TBC 4.90 GHz 4.7 GHz 12MB TBC
Core i5-11400 6 /12 TBC 4.40 GHz 4.2 GHz 12MB TBC

Comparing the Rocket Lake Core i9 processor to the current Comet Lake-S Core i9 SKU, both processors share the same PL1/PL2 values. Clock frequencies are also very similar, sharing the same single-core boost but reducing the multi-core boost by 100MHz in the upcoming Core i9 CPU.

Intel Rocket Lake-S desktop processors are expected to release sometime in Q1 2021.

KitGuru says: Do you think Intel Rocket Lake-S processors will be capable of outperforming the Ryzen 5000 series? Will you wait for their release before upgrading your system?

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