Presented during the keynote Intel at CES 2021, 11th generation Rocket Lake CPUs are close to arrival on the market. Over the days we’ve been literally flooded with performance leaks from Intel’s new desktop processor family so it’s time to shed some light.
This year Intel has decided to propose a range that starts from i5 processors for its new architecture, perhaps also to increase the variety of options in the higher ranges.
We have in fact three Intel Core i9 processors, with respective variants without integrated graphics. The flagship processor will be the i9-11900K, followed by the non-K variant and the 11900T model with reduced TDP. The 11th generation Intel Core i9 CPUs will all have 8 Cores and 16 Threads with Hyperthreading technology.
This year’s Intel Core i7 processors will have, like their big brothers, 8 Cores and 16 Threads. Also in this case there will be three variants with the i7-11700K on top, a non-K variant and the 11700T with a TDP of just 35W.
Closes the i5 range, with numerous variants all with 6 Cores and 12 Threads. Let’s go from the small i5-11400 with Intel Xe 24 graphics at 192 Cores and its low TDP alternative. At the intermediate level we find the i5-11500 with the 11500T model to follow and finally the more performing models, the i5-11600K and the non-K variant. Also in this case a low consumption variant is available.
The benchmarks that have emerged so far on GeekBench V5 allow us to get an idea of the main performance differences between the members of the new Intel family in relation to each other but also with the last generation and the AMD counterpart. Some of the results have been updated over time, thanks also to the work of VideoCardz colleagues.
- Intel Core i9-11900K – Single Core 1905 / Multi Core 10994;
- Intel Core i7-11700K – Single Core 1807 / Multi Core 10673;
- Intel Core i7-11700 – Single Core 1718 / Multi Core 9443;
- Intel Core i5-11600K – Single Core 1565 / Multi Core 6220;
- Intel Core i5-11500 – Single Core 1563 / Multi Core 7349;
- Intel Core i5-11400 – Single Core 1495 / Multi Core 6620.
A comparison with the last generation is a must:
- Intel Core i9-10900K – Single Core 1402 / Multi Core 10933;
- Intel Core i7-10700K – Single Core 1346 / Multi Core 8953;
- Intel Core i5-10600K – Single Core 1313 / Multi Core 7005;
- Intel Core i5-10500 – Single Core 1177 / Multi Core 5973;
- Intel Core i5-10400 – Single Core 1114 / Multi Core 5661;
AMD Ryzen 5000 Series processors have also raised the performance bar a lot, especially in multi-core operations:
- AMD Ryzen 9 5950X – Single Core 1682 / Multi Core 16726;
- AMD Ryzen 9 5900X – Single Core 1664 / Multi Core 14061;
- AMD Ryzen 7 5800X – Single Core 1669 / Multi Core 10427;
- AMD Ryzen 5 5600X – Single Core 1606 / Multi Core 8102;
Impressive, for example, the performance of the i5-11400 which, in Single Core, manages to exceed even the i9-10900K with 1495 points against the 1402 of the top of the Comet Lake range. In general, the generational leap in single-core operations are evident across the board, placing the i9-11900K at the top of all charts, even and especially in comparison of AMD which instead excels in multi-core operations.