Full Intel 11th Gen Rocket Lake Specifications and i9-11900K Gaming Performance Leak

Full Intel 11th Gen Rocket Lake Specifications and i9-11900K Gaming Performance Leaked

Full Intel 11th Gen Rocket Lake Specifications and i9-11900K Gaming Performance Leak

Over on Weibo, the full specifications of Intel’s 11th Generation Rocket Lake processors have leaked onto the web, revealing 10 models across the company’s i9 and i7 product lines. 

These new i7 and i9 processors feature eight cores and sixteen threads, leaving very little to distinguish Intel’s i7 and i9 series processors from each other. The only major differences are higher core clock speeds for i9 models and support for Intel’s Thermal Velocity Boost on all i9 models except for the low power i9-11900T. 

Sadly the specifications for Intel’s 11th Generation i5 and i3 processors remain unknown, though it is likely that Intel’s new i5 products will feature six cores and twelve threads while Intel;’s i3 models will feature four cores and eight threads.   

On the high-end, Intel’s i9-11900K processor can deliver single-core clock speeds as high as 5.3GHz, and an all-core boost clock speed of up to 4.8GHz. This is notably higher than the i7-11700K, which can reach single-core and all-core boost clock speeds of 5.0GHz and 4.6GHz. Even with its higher potential clock speeds, the i9-11900K should only be ahead of the i7-11700K by a few percentage points in CPU-limited benchmarks.

Full Intel 11th Gen Rocket Lake Specifications and i9-11900K Gaming Performance Leaked   
Compared to their last-generation i9-10900K processor, Intel’s i9-11900K is said to be between 8% and 14% faster in CPU-limited gaming workloads. While a welcome improvement, this change will not be enough to make most 10th Generation Intel users consider upgrading, even if they are huge Microsoft Flight Simulator fans. 

If Intel’s leaks specifications sheet is legitimate, the i9-11900K will feature the same TDP as the company’s i9-10900K, despite featuring two fewer CPU cores. 125W is a high TDP for a modern desktop-grade processor and is a factor that should give AMD an overall power efficiency advantage. 

Full Intel 11th Gen Rocket Lake Specifications and i9-11900K Gaming Performance Leaked   
According to Intel’s official i9-11900K gaming benchmarks from CES 2021, Intel has claimed the gaming crown from AMD, albeit by small percentage points. This shift is not enough to get AMD users to consider an upgrade to an Intel platform, especially if they plan to utilise the higher core counts of AMD processors for workstation applications. 

Full Intel 11th Gen Rocket Lake Specifications and i9-11900K Gaming Performance Leaked   
Based on these leaked Intel benchmarks and specifications sheets, Intel’s i7-11700K will offer Intel users more value than their i9-11900K, which should only by 4-6% faster in terms of clock speeds. Intel’s gaming performance will see notable improvements over Comet Lake, though these gains are relatively small and are far from the gaming breakthrough that Intel needs to put AMD on the backfoot. 

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