How Fast Are Intel’s Upcoming Rocket Lake Processors? A new entry in the Geekbench database gives vague clues. Accordingly, the Core i7 11700K is faster than the current Ryzen processors in terms of single-core performance and is almost equal to the Comet Lake S flagship Core i9 10900K in terms of multi-core performance.
How Intel’s current processors fare against AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900X can be read in the GameStar test:
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X vs. Core i9 10900K
What do the new benchmarks say about the Core i7 11700K?
Single-Core-Performance: The i7 11700K comes up with one in Geekbench Single-Core-Score of 1,807 points. This places it in front of the current leader Ryzen 9 5950X, which scores 1,672 points – that is an increase of around eight percent. Compared to the Core i9 10900K (1,405 points) it is even around 28 percent.
Multi-Core-Performance: In the Multi-core rating The i7 11700K achieves 10,673 points and is just behind the i9 10900K (10,967 points). The latter, however, is equipped with two cores and accordingly four more threads.
A comparable Ryzen processor is the Ryzen 7 5800X with eight cores and sixteen threads, which scores 10,361 points. The Core i7 11700K can also take the lead here – by around three percent.
As expected, Intel’s upcoming eight-core cannot keep up with the Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 9 5950X (13,897 and 16,515 points) due to the significantly lower number of cores.
Which CPU is right for your system? Read more about this in our purchase advice for desktop processors:
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CPU comparison with benchmarks
What is known about the Core i7 11700K so far
The entry in the Geekbench database reveals more than mere benchmark results. The technical details at a glance:
Core i7 11700K*
Ryzen 9 5950X
Core i9 10900K
Core i7 10700K
* Information not confirmed
Use Geekbench results with caution: The measurement results of Geekbench can vary greatly depending on the hardware and system, which is why only the average from many benchmarks is really meaningful.
Nevertheless, the data on the Core i7 11700K that has now emerged give first indications of the performance potential of Rocket Lake. Rumors that the processors announced for March could bring Intel back to the top in terms of single-core performance and oust AMD have been around for a long time.