Intel Rocket Lake-S: Launching March 30th

A duo of reports from the last two days has confirmed the Intel Rocket Lake-S launch for March 30th. We’ll see if, by some miracle, this doesn’t turn into an effective paper launch with a months long wait to get one of these chips. At the same time, WCCFTech has the full details on all of the Rocket Lake-S chips:

Intel Core i9-11900K, Core i7-11700K, and Core i5-11600K Specs Leak

Courtesy of a report from Videocardz, we have potential specifications today on Intel’s upcoming 11th Gen processors. it would appear that this slide came from and MSI presentation, showing default DDR4-3200 support across the board. TDPs are in line wth expectations at 125W for each processor. The base clocks range from 3.5GHz on the i9-11900K to 3.9GHz on the i5-11600K. The Coire i9-11900K Thermal Velocity Boost maxes out at 5.3GHz single core, 4.8GHz all core. Standard Turbot Boost caps out at 5.1GHz on the same chip. Head on over to read more.

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 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