The fever for Zen 3 can last for a relatively short time, and it is that Intel has already prepared its new Rocket Lake-S architecture with which it plans to close the LGA 1200 socket to later make the jump to Alder Lake-S already in the LGA 1700 with many improvements along the way. Meanwhile, the first data on Geekbench 5 is here and looking at the frequencies the processor has been tested at, it is more than likely that AMD will find itself in trouble to shut down Intel again.
Intel Rocket Lake-S on Geekbench, a formidable competitor of Zen 3?
Don’t let anyone bury Intel yet, because while AMD’s beating will be remembered as the second biggest after the Athlon 64, Zen 3 won’t have it so easy and won’t delay its hegemony. so long, quite the contrary.
Early data from Geekbench 5 with an 8-core, 16-thread Rocket Lake-S processor that may well be an assumed 11900K or similar, suggests that while the processor is cataloged with a 0 step although it is already listed as Family 6 and Model 167, Intel will complicate matters for AMD.
The frequencies seen were 3.4 GHz for him Base clock y 5 GHz for Boost mode, which shows the changes observed in the basic architecture of the equipment on which it has been mounted (HP OMEN 30L GT13-0xxx
Very close to the Ryzen 7 5800X with equal cores and threads
To be precise and brief, we will say that the scores obtained by this engineering sample were 1645 points in Single Core and 9783 points in Multi Thread within the Geekbench 5 suite, which while not 100% true to final performance, already gives us insight into the dispute situation for the market.
It should be remembered that, barring any surprise, Intel will not be launching a 10-core processor with Rocket Lake-S, as it focuses on architectural changes and separation of cores and iGPUs. To put the scores obtained by this CPU into perspective, according to Geekbench 5, the average score of the Ryzen 7 5800X is respectively 1161 and 10367 points.
This means that at 1 core the tie is maximum, while in multiple cores the differences are 5.96%. Therefore, if the increase in frequency occurs as expected, we could speak of Intel dethroning AMD again, perhaps by the minimum and already with PCIe 4.0 up its sleeve.
As always, it will be necessary to see the final performances and the prices, but what there is no doubt is that they will be very close, the two platforms end and as always it will be the user who will dictate the sentence.