It seems Intel has started to open their eyes, and they see AMD leaving them far behind and not just in the level of sales thanks to the price of its processors, but all hardware fans know that processors these days. Ryzen’s performance is superior to Intel. In an attempt to mitigate that and more specifically to attack the high end, Intel is starting to move tab and that’s something we’ll see, finally, in its eleventh generation Core processors.
Intel Core i9-11900K, specifications disclosed
According to the spec chart we show you below, the Core i9-11900K and Core i7-11700K (the successor to the current 10700K) will have 8 cores and 16 processing threads, and the odd thing seems to be that in the running speed of this generation will be the only difference between the best Core i7 and the best Core i9 of the generation.
The Core i9-11900K is said to have a maximum speed of 5.30 GHz with a single core enabled, while its maximum Turbo speed is said to be 4.8 GHz across all of its cores. The Core i7-11700K for its part would have a maximum speed of 5 GHz on a single core and would reach 4.6 GHz on all cores. As we mentioned before, a curious fact is that both processors would have Thermal Velocity Boost which allows them to improve their performance whenever the temperature allows.
The Core i5 processors of this generation still have 6 cores and 12 threads with HyperThreading technology, among which we will initially see a Core i5-10600K with unlocked multiplier and a Core i5-11400 which will block it so as not to allow overclocking, as well than with more relaxed operating speeds.
What will Rocket Lake offer?
The “secret” to this Rocket Lake architecture is that it uses the new “Cypress Cove” cores, which Intel says offer huge IPC benefit
Cypress Cove also offers VNNI and DLBoost which speed up artificial intelligence processes, as well as AVX-512 instructions. The 11th generation Core processors will also introduce an NVMe socket attached to the processor, as AMD already does in its Ryzen processors.
Intel is expected to launch the first Rocket Lake processors around the second quarter of next year, so until then we can expect plenty more leaks in this regard that will reveal the rest of the lineup Intel will be launching in less than six months.