Intel Core i7-11700K Rocket Lake 8 Core CPU Benchmarks Leak Out in Geekbench, Faster Than AMD Ryzen 7 5800X In Both Single & Multi-Threaded Performance
The latest benchmarks of Intel’s Core i7-11700K Rocket Lake Desktop CPU have leaked out within Geekbench. The latest benchmarks were spotted by Leakbench & TUM_APISAK and show that the Intel Rocket Lake Core i7 with 8 cores beats out AMD’s fastest Ryzen 7 CPU offering with 8 cores.
Intel’s Core i7-11700K 8 Core & 5 GHz Rocket Lake Desktop CPU Leaked Geekbench Benchmarks Shows Its Faster Than AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X 8 Core ‘Zen 3’ CPUs
The Intel Core i7 lineup is directly positioned against the Ryzen 7 lineup however, it looks like the same would be the case for the Core i9 lineup this generation since both tiers will end up with 8 cores and 16 threads while AMD can maximize its core count up to 16 cores on its Ryzen 9 family. Intel has been reported to feature some massive price adjustments to match the Core i9-11900K against the Ryzen 9 5900X and the Core i7-11700K against the Ryzen 7 5800X. The Ryzen 9 5950X will remain in the ultimate enthusiast CPU category but the new cypress cove cores will offer better single-threaded performance vs AMD’s Zen 3 core architecture so the battle is going to be really interesting in 2021.
Intel Core i7-11700K 8 Core & 16 Thread Rocket Lake Desktop CPU Specifications
Coming to the specifications, we see that Intel won’t be segmenting the core/thread count on a tier below Core i9. The Core i7-11700K features the same core configuration as the Core i9-11900K but comes with reduced clock speeds. The chip is said to feature a base clock of 3.60 GHz boost clock of 5.0 GHz on a single & 4.6 GHz across all of its 8 cores. The CPU will even carry the same amount of cache so nothing has changed but the main difference should come from the clocks and power limits. This lower-binned chip will sit at around 225-250W (PL2) limit while the PL1 limit will be standard at 125W.