Yesterday, Intel officially opened the curtain on the 11th generation Rocket Lake desktop CPU that will be released in the first quarter of 2021. We also provide some new features for the mainstream desktop market segment. Now, the latest benchmarks of Intel Rocket Lake CPUs have been leaked into the UserBenchmark database (via TUM_APISAK), and these databases have shown a huge improvement in single-core performance in early engineering samples.
Intel’s 11th generation Rocket Lake “Core i9-11900K” ES desktop processor, with a maximum clock of 4.2 GHz, has been tested on MSI’s Z590-A PRO motherboard, using Cypress Cove cores, and has Huge single thread lead
Benchmarks show an unreleased 11th generation Intel Rocket Lake desktop CPU. The CPU has 8 cores and 16 threads, which should be the largest number of cores and threads in the Rocket Lake lineup. The clock speed of the CPU also lists the base speed of 3.4 GHz and the increased speed of 4.2 GHz, which is lower than the speed Intel suggested to us. According to Intel’s own statement, Intel’s Rocket Lake desktop CPU will use Core i9, Core i7, Core i5 styles and a rock frequency above 5 GHz, so the maximum clock of 4.2 GHz is not even close to the final retail version launched early next year.
Another surprising thing about this benchmark is that it runs on the Z590 motherboard. The motherboard in question is MSI Z590-A PRO-12VO (MS-7D10), which will shake the LGA 1200 socket and support both the 10th generation Comet Lake and the 11th generation Rocket Lake CPUs. Then the company plans to transition to another socket. groove. The third quarter of 2021 will be LGA1700. Other notable specifications regarding the test setup include 32 GB DDR4-2667 memory and 160 GB WD Blue HD. The test benchmark was conducted by a Taiwanese company, so we can definitely determine who is behind this vulnerability (let the reader figure it out).
We haven’t officially known what CPU will be used, but considering that Rocket Lake’s limit is 8-core and 16-thread chips, we are studying Core i9-11900K or Core i7-11700K. The CPU scored 179 points in 1 core, 368 points in 2 cores, 682 points in 4 cores, 1115 points in 8 cores, and 1623 points in the 64-core test. The following table shows the gap between these results and Intel’s existing 10th-generation product lineup.
Intel 8-core and 16-thread Rocket Lake desktop CPU benchmark test:
|CPU name||Intel Core i7-10700K @ 5.1 GHz||Intel Core i9-10900K @ 5.3 GHz||Intel Core i9-11900K? @ 4.2 GHz||With i7-10700K||With i9-10900K|
|1 core||148||152||179||21% faster||18% faster|
|2-core||292||302||368||26% faster||22% faster|
|4 Nuclear||567||599||682||20% faster||14% faster|
|8-core||1045||1156||1115||7% faster||3.6% slower|
|64 core||1553||1988||1623||4% faster||22% slower|
As you can see in the benchmark table above, the Intel Rocket Lake desktop CPU is 21% faster than its predecessor, the Core i7-10700K, which has the same number of cores and threads in the single-core benchmark. At the same time, Core i7-10700K has 5.1GHz clock advantage, 21% faster than 4.2GHz. With these numbers, a Rocket Lake CPU above 5 GHz will destroy the Core i7-10700K in a single-threaded workload. The CPU is also 18% faster than the Core i9-10900K, which has a clock speed advantage of 26% at 5.3 GHz.
Since the ES’s full-core boost rate is much lower than the 5 GHz+ rate of the tenth-generation Core i7 and Core i9 CPUs, things quickly changed in the multi-core test. Nevertheless, Intel Rocket Lake CPU is indeed 7% higher than 10700K in the 8-core test and 4% higher in the 64-core test. This seems to indicate that Intel’s claim that Rocket Lake Cypress Bay core has double-digit growth over existing Skylake products may be correct, but we still need to wait for more results to evaluate how Rocket Lake performs. If these benefits continue in the final retail samples, Intel’s 11th-generation CPUs can quickly regain the single-core performance crown of AMD’s Ryzen 5000 Zen 3 series, and they themselves are ultra-fast single-threaded chips with a staggering 19%. IPC has gained more than its predecessor.
This is everything we know about the 11th generation Rocket Lake desktop CPU
Intel’s Rocket Lake-S desktop CPU platform is expected to be supported on the LGA 1200 socket, which will make its debut on Comet Lake-S CPUs, although it will also be the case on 400 series motherboards. Intel Rocket Lake-S processors will be released together with 500 series motherboards, but since then it has been confirmed that LGA 1200 motherboards will support Rocket Lake-S CPUs, especially considering that PCIe Gen 4.0 is the outstanding feature of Z490. A motherboard that can only be enabled by using Rocket Lake-S desktop CPU.
The main functions of Intel Rocket Lake desktop CPU include:
- New Cypress Cove core architecture improves performance
- Brand new Xe graphics architecture (50% higher performance than Gen9)
- Added support for DDR4 3200 MHz memory
- CPU PCIe 4.0 channel (available on Z490 and Z590 motherboards)
- Enhanced display (integrated HDMI 2.0b, DP1.4a, HBR3)
- Increased x4 CPU PCIe lanes = 20 total CPU PCIe 4.0 lanes
- Enhanced media (12-bit AV1/HVEC, end-to-end compression)
- CPU additional storage or Intel Optane memory
- New overclocking function
- USB audio uninstall
- Integrate CNVi and Wireless-AX
- Integrated USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 (20G)
- 2.5Gb Ethernet Discrete LAN
- Discrete Intel Thunderbolt 4 (compatible with USB4)
It is said that the architecture of Rocket Lake CPU is a hybrid between Sunny Cove and Willow Cove designs, but it will use Xe Gen 12 GPU architecture. We were also informed that the Z590 motherboard series supporting Thunderbolt 4.0 will be announced later this year, so we hope to get more information about Rocket Lake CPUs in the coming months.
Intel desktop CPU generation comparison:
|Intel CPU series||Processor flow||Processor core (maximum)||Technology Development Plan||Platform chipset||platform||Memory support||PCIe support||emission|
|Sandy Bridge||32 nm||4/8||35-95 watts||6 series||LGA 1155||DDR3||PCIe Gen 2.0||year 2011|
|Ivy bridge||22 nm||4/8||35-77 watts||7 series||LGA 1155||DDR3||PCIe Gen 3.0||2012|
|Haswell||22 nm||4/8||35-84 watts||8 series||LGA 1150||DDR3||PCIe Gen 3.0||2013-2014|
|Broadwell||14 nm||4/8||65-65 watts||9 series||LGA 1150||DDR3||PCIe Gen 3.0||2015|
|Sky lake||14 nm||4/8||35-91 watts||100 series||LGA 1151||DDR4 / DDR3L||PCIe Gen 3.0||2015|
|Kaby Lake||14 nm||4/8||35-91 watts||200 series||LGA 1151||DDR4 / DDR3L||PCIe Gen 3.0||2017|
|Coffee lake||14 nm||6/12||35-95 watts||300 series||LGA 1151||DDR4||PCIe Gen 3.0||2017|
|Coffee lake||14 nm||8/16||35-95 watts||300 series||LGA 1151||DDR4||PCIe Gen 3.0||2018|
|Comet Lake||14 nm||10/20||35-125 watts||400 series||LGA 1200||DDR4||PCIe Gen 3.0||2020 year|
|Rocket Lake||14 nm||8/16||To be determined||400/500 series||LGA 1200||DDR4||PCIe Gen 4.0||2021|
|Alder Lake||10nm?||16/24?||To be determined||To be determined||LGA 1700||DDR5||PCIe Gen 5.0?||2021|
|Meteor Lake||7nm?||To be determined||To be determined||To be determined||LGA 1700||DDR5||PCIe Gen 5.0?||In 2022?|