Intel 11th Gen Core i9-11900K Outperforms AMD Ryzen 9 5950X by 13 Percent on Geekbench Single-Core Benchmarks

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Three new benchmark listings for Intel’s 11th Gen Core i9-11900K “Rocket Lake-S” processor have appeared on Geekbench. The flagship CPU managed to score over 1,900 points in two (1, 2) of the single-core tests, which is quite impressive being that no other chip has managed to do so on Geekbench. And while AMD’s Ryzen 9 5950X currently sits at the top of the single-core benchmark rankings with a score of 1,689, that number is around 13 percent slower than what Intel’s i9-11900K can supposedly do in the single-core department.

The new benchmarks for Intel’s 11th Gen Core i9-11900K also suggest that the chip is a massive improvement over its predecessor. Geekbench has the Core i9-10900K listed with a single-core score of 1,402, which is around 36 percent slower than what the Rocket Lake-S flagship can allegedly achieve. Multi-core scores are in a similar realm, however.

“The 11th Gen Intel Core S-series desktop processor will introduce a new desktop architecture, called Cypress Cove, designed to transform hardware and software efficiency and increase performance,” Intel explained in a press release. “This will enable double-digit percentage IPC performance improvement1 (gen over gen) and deliver enhanced Intel UHD graphics featuring the Intel Xe Graphics architecture.”

“Games and most applications continue to depend on high-frequency cores to drive high frame rates and lower latency. In addition, the number of IPC improve on the performance that frequency delivers by executing more instructions. Intel continues to push the limits of performance with IPC gains and the frequencies necessary for gaming, content creation and multitasking.”

Tsing Mui
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