Leakbench has discovered Geekbench scores for one of Intel’s upcoming Rocket Lake-S processors, the Core i7-11700K. The CPU managed to score 1,807 in the single-core test, which is actually 7.8 percent faster than the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X (1,672) based on Geekbench’s own averages. Intel’s chip gets blown away on multi-core performance (10,673 vs. 16,515), however, as the Ryzen CPU features double the amount of cores and threads.

The Intel Core i7-11700K is an 8C/16T processor that reportedly features a 3.6 GHz base clock, 5 GHz single-core boost clock, and 4.6 GHz all-core boost clock.The chip has also been listed with 16 MB of L3 Cache, a TDP of 125 watts, and an Xe-based iGPU with 32 Execution Units (256 cores).

Intel’s 11th Gen Core Rocket Lake-S processors support the same socket as Comet Lake-S (LGA 1200), which means that they are compatible with current 400 Series motherboards. Note that the Geekbench test was performed on a GIGABYTE Z490 AORUS MASTER.

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  1. Promising, but only in that it means Intel’s cores are still competitive. Assuming that they have all current known vulnerabilities patched in hardware, that’s still a good thing, but the TDPs shown point to the CPU being half as efficient. We know it probably won’t be [I]that [/I]bad, but it’s also probably not that far off either.

    And it’s enough of a difference to affect bottom lines; not really in terms of electricity draw (though with A/C costs added maybe), but in terms of the cooling infrastructure needed. For the same number of cores, the Ryzen CPU would simply need less cooling capacity, and for [I]twice[/I] the cores, similar cooling capacity. Both point to an advantage in terms of either saving on cooling and space for an eight-core build or being able to handle twice the cores with the same cooling and space.

    With a 9900K myself, if I were to upgrade today, I would almost certainly go with AMD. Rocket Lake-S doesn’t move the needle nearly enough in enough directions to make sense.

    [exceptions based on theory: depending on what Intel is able to pull off with their Xe graphics IP, they might still be attractive, especially for gaming; things like up to date video transcoding support and an AI audio (think microphone) denoiser would both be handy]

  2. I have my doubts as to how long the chip can hold boost speeds with normal cooling.

    Edit: Stupid autocorrect

  3. [QUOTE=”hubaduba, post: 26305, member: 1423″]
    I have my doubts as to how long the chip can hold boost speeds with northern cooling.
    [/QUOTE]
    My 9900K can do it all week… and keep going.

    4.6GHz seems downright conservative, though we have no real means to judge just yet.

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