Intel Rocket Lake CPU Benchmark leaks with 5GHz boost clocks

Intel Rocket Lake CPU Benchmark leaks with 5GHz boost clock speeds

Intel Rocket Lake CPU Benchmark leaks with 5GHz boost clocks

Within the next year, Intel is due to release its Rocket Lake series of Core Desktop processors, offering users a new core architecture which focuses on single-threaded performance improvements. 

If recent rumours are to be believed, Rocket Lake will offer users fewer cores than today’s Comet Lake processors, maxing out at eight cores and twelve threads. Intel hopes that this shift will be countered by single-threaded performance gains, allowing the company to deliver boosted performance across a wider variety of workloads than the company’s prior product generations. 

On Geekbench, via Leakbench, benchmark results for an Intel Rocket Lake processor have appeared online, revealing a processor with boost clock speeds of 5GHz. When compared to results from Intel’s i9-9900K, the company’s latest eight-core flagship, this Rocket Lake sample delivers more single-threaded performance, delivers a 170 point score advantage. 

Based on Intel’s leaked Rocket Lake results, Intel’s multi-threaded performance isn’t overly impressive, lagging behind i9-9900K results. These performance figures could be due to TDP restrictions on Intel’s early CPU samples, restrictions to all-core clock speeds or other limitations. 

Strangely, Intel did not mention Rocket Lake during its Q2 2020 earnings call, even though the company’s post-Rocket Lake Alder Lake architecture was mentioned. With Rocket Lake reportedly being based on Intel’s ageing 14nm lithography, it is likely that Intel wanted to avoid adding more fuel to the fire regarding its process tech failings.  

  

Intel Rocket Lake CPU Benchmark leaks with 5GHz boost clock speeds  

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