Intel’s eleventh Gen Rocket Lake processors have at last been cleared for takeoff, with the eight-center $539 Core i9-11900K taking on AMD’s strong Ryzen 9 5900X that drives our CPU Benchmark pecking order, while the six-center $262 Core i5-11600K spaces in with more acceptable valuing as the standard gaming chip to challenge AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600X, our ongoing Best CPU for gaming.
The 14nm Rocket Lake family shows up during dull times for Intel in the work area PC market. AMD’s Zen-filled attack on the work area has finished in its strong Zen 3-fueled Ryzen 5000 chips taking the uncontested lead in essentially every metric that is important, remembering for Intel’s for quite some time held gaming fortification.
Intel says Rocket Lake will retake the gaming crown, however the staggering aftermath of the organization’s inability to progress to 10nm work area PC i9-11900K chips presently swells through a fifth era of its processors. Accordingly, Rocket Lake comes fabbed on the seventh and probably last emphasis of Intel’s 14nm interaction for work area processors. This in the wake of having soldiered on starting around 2015 as Intel’s longest-lived driving edge hub.
Notwithstanding, Rocket Lake accompanies a strong new expansion — Cypress Cove, Intel’s most memorable new design for work area PC contributes six years, which Intel says gives a 19% increment in IPC. In any case, Cypress Cove accompanies a major tradeoff: Rocket Lake finishes out at eight centers and sixteen strings, a stage back from the past gen 10-center Comet Lake i9 models that could not hope to compare to AMD’s savage 16-center Ryzen 9 5950X lead.
Intel spreads the Rocket Lake (RKL-S) chips across the natural Core i9, i7, and i5 families i9-11900K, however Comet Lake Refresh (CML-R) chips step in for Core i3 and Pentium. Those chips include a similar design as other Comet Lake chips yet accompany marginally sped up. You can track down more detail on those models here.
Intel’s chip frequencies have turned into a befuddling exhibit of four distinct kinds of Turbo Boost, numerous with both single-and multi-center proportions, that contrast in view of every group of chips. We’ve limited these postings down to the pinnacle support frequencies in the table underneath, with each demonstrating the pinnacle helping tech utilized. We’ve additionally reduced the rundown of chips to the main models. We’ll come back with a total rundown of chips, specs, and lift definitions on the accompanying page.
As we’ve seen for a few chip ages, Intel likewise offers illustrations less F-series models that have similar specs as their unlimited partners yet come at a lower cost. Remember those in the event that you don’t require coordinated designs.
The eight-center Core i9-11900K spaces in as the lead model for the Rocket Lake family. Quick clock speeds are a reasonable fascination, however they come to the detriment of force — two of the chip’s centers lift to a pinnacle of 5.3 GHz, and all centers can work at 4.8 GHz all the while. The 11900K has a 125W PL1 power rating (at the base recurrence) and a 250W PL2 (support) rating, the two of which are indistinguishable from the past gen 10900K in spite of having two less centers.
The Core i9 K and KF models are Intel’s most memorable chips to accompany Adaptive Boost Technology (ABT), which permits the processors to progressively lift to higher all-center frequencies in light of accessible warm headroom and electrical circumstances (a smidgen more detail beneath). This new tech will feel unequivocally recognizable to AMD fans, as it works in a fundamentally the same as design to AMD’s current lift system that is available in more up to date Ryzen processors.
The eight-center 16-string leader Core i9-11900K accompanies a proposed $539 sticker price, a $51 markup over the past gen ten-center 10900K. The 11900K spaces in for $10 not exactly the Ryzen 9 5900X, and that implies we’re taking a gander at an eight-center chip taking on a 12-center 24-string chip that will effectively beat it in strung responsibilities. Intel’s undeniable objective here is to beat the 5900X at gaming so it can legitimize the sticker price.
Eminently, Intel’s non-K Core i9 and i7 models convey similar valuing as their earlier gen partners. Unsurprisingly, K SKUs come without coolers, and you’ll require an able cooler to open the best of Rocket Lake.
The $399 Core i7-11700K spaces into the gigantic evaluating hole between the $299 Ryzen 5 5600X and $449 Ryzen 7 5800X. Center counts are presently not the differentiation between the Core i9 and Core i7 families — the two families accompany eight centers and 16 strings. All things being equal, a couple of recurrence canisters separate the chips, kindness of Intel’s ABT and Thermal Velocity Boost tech, and the distinctions in memory Gear modes that we’ll make sense of underneath. In that capacity, the 11700K tops out 5 GHz on two centers through Turbo Boost 3 tech, and all centers can extend up to 4.6 GHz all the while. At $399, Intel orders a $25 premium over the past gen 10700K.
The Core i5-11600K fights straightforwardly with the $299 Ryzen 5 5600X in the core of the standard gaming market, so this is an especially significant model. The $262 six-center Core i5-11600K matches the valuing of the past gen i5-10600K. The 11600K lifts to a pinnacle of 4.9 GHz on two centers and can keep a 4.6 GHz all-center recurrence.
The 11600K accompanies a 125W PL1 rating, equivalent to the past gen 10600K, yet has a 251W PL2, an incredible 69W increment contrasted with the past 182W cutoff.
The Core i5-11400 likewise stands apart as a possibly extraordinary arrangement, with $182 (or $157 for the F-series part) being a strong cost for a six-center 12-string processor. We have this processor inbound for audit.
Intel has ventured forward from DDR4-2933 to DDR4-3200, however the organization likewise presented another worldview with Rocket Lake: Only the Core i9 chips support DDR4-3200 in an ideal setup at stock settings. This setting is called ‘Stuff 1,’ and means that the memory regulator and memory work at a similar recurrence (1:1), subsequently giving the most reduced idleness and best execution in delicately strung work, such as gaming.