Intel Core i7-11700K – Spotted w/Geekbench 5

One of Intel’s upcoming 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S chips, the Core i7-11700K, has been spotted in the Geekbench 5 database. These chips are expected to debut shortly after the new year, so it hopefully won’t be much longer before we get more details on performance. Looking at this Geekbench 5 score, we see the Core i7-11700K besting AMD’s Ryzen 9 5950X (1672) in single core performance. We know Intel is bringing IPC gains to these new chips, just as AMD did with Zen 3. It looks, from this result, like they may leapfrog AMD again to take the single core crown. Time will tell. Until then, here’s what we have:

Intel 11th Gen Core i9-11900 – Bench Test w/B560 Board

The 11900 engineering sample was run under several benchmarks including Cinebench R15, R20, and power consumption tests with AIDA64 with the AVX2 and AVX-512 (AVX3) instruction sets.

For Cinebench R15, the Core i9-11900 (ES) scored 217 in the single-threaded test and 1929 in the multi-threaded test. That’s a similar result to a Core i9 9900K from a few years ago. In Cinebench R20 the 11900 scored 529 points for the single-threaded benchmark and 4683 in the multi-threaded test.

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Intel 11th Gen TDPs – 65W/125W?

Purported TDPs for the Intel 11th Gen “Rocket Lake-S” processors have surfaced in the always reliable realm that is Twitter. Right now, we’re seeing a listing of parts from all 3 Core-iX lines showing expected TDPs of either 65W or 125W. The unlocked K / KF models are all showing a reported, but believable, 125W TDP rating with the remainder hitting 65W. Time will tell how accurate these reports are.

Core i9-11900K – 125W
Core i9-11900 – 65W
Core i9-11900F – 65W
Core i7-11700K – 125W
Core i7-11700KF – 125W
Core i7-11700 – 65W
Core i7-11700F – 65W
Core i5-11600K – 125W
Core i5-11600KF – 125W
Core i5-11400 – 65W
Core i5-11400F – 65W

Intel Core i9-11900 and i9-11900K – 12% IPC Gain?

Benchmark numbers of an upcoming Intel Core i9-11900 (non-K) and i9-11900K processor engineering samples allegedly obtained on CPU-Z Bench reveal that the chip will deliver on the company’s “double-digit IPC gain” promise for the “Rocket Lake” microarchitecture. The i9-11900 (non-K) sample posted a single-threaded performance score of 582 points, while the i9-11900K ES posted 597 points, which are roughly 12% higher than typical CPU-Z Bench single-thread numbers for the current-gen i9-10900 (non-K) and i9-10900K “Comet Lake-S” processors. 

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AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

As we come to the end of the year we are rounding up our reviews of AMD’s Ryzen 5000 Series processors. We’ve already taken a look at the Ryzen 9 5950X, Ryzen 9 5900X, and Ryzen 5 5600X. Obviously the Ryzen 7 5800X will slot in between the 5600X and 5900X. The 5800X will bring you 8 cores, 16 threads, a base clock of 3.8 GHz, boost up to 4.7 GHz, 32MB of L3 cache, and a TDP of 105W. AMD has really focused on single-core and gaming performance with the 5000 series of processors.

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

The Ryzen 5 5600X does land at higher pricing than we’re accustomed to – the $300 price tag is now the entry point for Zen 3 chips. That will change as AMD introduces its Ryzen 3 and APU models, but it is disappointing for value seekers. Unfortunately, AMD’s recommended retail pricing rarely has any relation to reality at the checkout lane, so it’s hard to project where pricing will land in a few months when availability improves. For now, crushing shortages make it difficult to score a Ryzen 5 5600X, even at recommended pricing. 

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MSI MEG Z490 Unify, Core i9-10900K & RTX 3080/3090 SUPRIM X

I was quite impressed with the entire MSI Z490 Unify + Intel Core i9-10900K setup, but most of all with the all-MSI system. In what started out with just the motherboard, turned into a full MSI system that I will continue to use for articles on 8K gaming battles against AMD’s just-released Zen 3-powered Ryzen 9 5900X processor.

MSI’s entire system ran nice and cool throughout my weeks of testing, with enough (but quiet) airflow keeping the very hot components (the Core i9-10900K isn’t a cool-running chip) and neither are the GeForce RTX 3090 and GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards when they’re overclocked to the max.

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AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

Core counts of mainstream desktop processors have been increasing over the past few years.  The big jump was with AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series were we saw not only a 12-core chip, but also a 16-core chip!  Bringing 16 cores to the mainstream is just insane!  It does however provide amazing multi-core performance you won’t find in other mainstream parts and will save you money from going to HEDT route.  For those who might not need quad channel memory and more PCI-Express lanes a 16-core mainstream chip would make sense.

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AMD Ryzen 9 5950X & 5900X – Breaking 5GHz

The Ryzen 5000 series processors land at significantly higher recommended price points than the previous-gen models, and you’ll have to bring your own cooler. The price for entry on the low end is also higher than we’re accustomed to, not to mention that you’ll have to drop an extra $150 to move up from the six-core Ryzen 5 5600X to the eight-core Ryzen 7 3800X. At least 500-series motherboards are plentiful, and we now have B550 motherboards for budget platforms. 

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

The Ryzen 5 5600X takes the mid-range by storm with six cores and twelve threads powered by the Zen 3 architecture fabbed on the 7nm process. That potent combination equates to a ~19% improvement in instruction per cycle (IPC) throughput, making the 5600X an easy choice for our list of Best CPUs. Other fine-grained improvements, like a vastly optimized boosting algorithm, improved memory overclocking, and reworked cache topology erases the last traces of Intel’s performance advantages while delivering a new level of power efficiency. In fact, as we’ll detail below, the Ryzen 5 5600X is the most power-efficient desktop PC chip we’ve ever tested. 

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