Intel's 11th Gen Rocket Lake announcement slides Leak - A 14% IPC Boost with Cypress Cove
Has Intel reclaimed its gaming leadership?
Published: 11th January 2021 | Source: Geeknetic |
Intel's 11th Gen Rocket Lake announcement slides Leak - A 14% IPC Boost with 11th Gen
Intel's Cypress Cove architecture reportedly features a 14% IPC boost compared to its last-generation Comet Lake processors, delivering more performance per clock and more performance per core. In addition to this, Intel's use of Xe graphics can deliver 50% higher performance than their Gen9 integrated graphics solutions.
With Rocket Lake, Intel appears to be updating their memory controller to support 3200MHz speeds without overclocking, and have also delivered PCIe 4.0 support for the first time on a desktop platform. Intel's 11th Generation processors will also be delivering the company's Deep Learning Boost technology to desktop platforms for the first time, while also offering users four more PCIe lanes than the company's older CPU designs.
With their 11th Generation of Core-S processors, Intel will be offering their users more PCIe lanes, new AI capabilities, and an updated core architecture. It also looks like Intel plans to partner with more game developers to ensure that they utilise the full performance of their latest processors, a factor which may become vital given the fact that the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S all use AMD Zen 2 CPUs.
With Rocket Lake, Intel appears to be reclaiming the gaming performance crown, with the company claiming that their 8-core Rocket Lake i9 can outperform an AMD Ryzen 12-core in Metro Exodus with an RTX 3080.
For the DIY PC market, gaming performance is a big deal. This makes gaming performance a vital part of Intel's marketing. Intel needs to be able to counter the fact that AMD can offer its users higher core/thread counts and decimate Intel in heavily multi-threaded workloads.
Below are the results of some Intel benchmarks, where Intel's CPU is shown to best its AMD Ryzen rival.
With their 11th Gen processors, Intel has promised to deliver "new overclocking features and capabilities", support for USB 3.2 Gen2x2 and other advanced features through the company's 500-series chipset. We expect to learn more about Intel's 11th Generation desktop processors soon.