Intel 11th Gen Core i9-11900K Appears to Perform Worse Than i9-10900K in Early Gaming Benchmarks

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A Chinese YouTuber has shared some of the first benchmarks for Intel’s upcoming 11th Gen Core “Rocket Lake-S” flagship, the i9-11900K. Unfortunately, the metrics do not do the processor any real favors, as they allude to the chip performing worse than its Comet Lake-S predecessor in various tests.

In the 1080p gaming benchmarks, Intel’s i9-11900K slips behind the i9-10900K in numerous titles such as Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and PUBG when it comes to average frame rates. The Rocket Lake-S part also loses to its Comet-Lake-S sibling in every 3DMark test (e.g., Fire Strike) that the reviewer presented.

You can check out the benchmarks compiled by harukaze5719 below. The reviewer used a Z490 motherboard to test the CPUs, which were both clocked at 5.2 GHz (BIOS locked to DDR4 3600 MHz). For Intel’s sake, let’s hope that newer BIOSes and motherboards will put the Rocket Lake-S chip in a better light.

Tsing Mui
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