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.

Read more @ Tom’s Hardware

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. 

Read more @ TechPowerUp

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.

Read more @ TweakTown

Intel Xeon W-1290

To make sure it won’t be boring until the next Intel Rocket Lake generation, we looked at an alternative to the numerously tested Intel Core i5, i7 and i9 on OCinside.de today. We are talking about the Intel Xeon W-1290 processor, which is almost the professional counterpart to an Intel Core i9-10900. As platform we have chosen the brand new ASRock W480 Creator LGA1200 high-end motherboard with W480 chipset. If the Intel Xeon can convince and if it is even suitable for gaming, we show in the following review.

Read more @ OCInside.de

Upcoming Intel Chips Allow Overclocking on Budget Motherboards

Intel will begin supporting overclocking on mid-range motherboards with Rocket Lake, the company has confirmed to us today. Previously limited to enthusiast motherboards with a high-end chipset, such as the existing Z490 chipset for 10th Gen Comet Lake chips, now it seems Intel is keen to bring overclocking to more affordable options.

With previous generations of Intel chips, at least as far back as it’s worth discussing, only high-end motherboards with the top chipsets supported overclocking, and with only with K-series processors. You’ll still need a K-series processor even with Rocket Lake, we’re told, but you’ll soon be able to overclock on more affordable mid-range motherboards. 

Read more @ PC Gamer

Intel Rocket Lake-S / Cypress Cove Architecture Detailed

Today, Intel released some new information on the upcoming 11th Gen Core S-series desktop processors that they will launch in Q1 2021. These 11th Gen chips bring with them a new architecture, Cypress Cove. Per Intel, this new architecture is “designed to transform hardware and software efficiency and increase performance​.” One key item that Intel confirmed today is that we can expect double-digit improvement in IPC over the 10th Gen processors. Some additional information can be found below.

  • New Cypress Cove architecture featuring Ice Lake Core architecture and Tiger Lake Graphics architecture.
  • Double-digit percentage IPC performance improvement.3
  • Better gen-over-gen performance.
  • Up to 20 CPU PCIe 4.0 lanes4 for more configuration flexibility.
  • Enhanced Intel UHD graphics featuring Intel Xe Graphics architecture.
  • Intel® Quick Sync Video, offering better video transcoding and hardware acceleration for latest codecs.
  • New overclocking features5 for more flexible tuning performance.
  • Intel® Deep Learning Boost and VNNI support​.

11th Gen Intel Core S-Series Architecture Slide Deck
Intel Newsroom

Intel Core i3-7350K

But here we are, Core i3-7350K in hand, and the ability to drive almost 5.0 GHz without too much trouble. This raises a couple of questions: just how close is it to the cheapest Core i5-7400 out of the box, which is only a few dollars more, and how close is it to the Core i7-2600K, a favorite chip among enthusiasts who have not yet upgraded.

Read more @ AnandTech

Intel Core i9-10850K

Shortly after the 10th Generation Core platform’s initial launch, AMD too updated Ryzen with higher clocked “XT” versions of its 3600, 3800, and 3900 to better compete with the high clocks Intel was able to achieve with its Comet Lake solutions. Nearly three months later, Intel quietly introduced the solution we have in the lab today, the Core i9-10850K.

Read more @ TweakTown