Tuesday, March 9th 2021

Intel Core i9-11900K "Rocket Lake" Gaming Performance Leaked

An alleged Intel marketing slide highlighting the gaming performance advances of the company's upcoming Core i9-11900K "Rocket Lake" processor was leaked to the web. The slide compares the i9-11900K to the previous generation i9-10900K "Comet Lake-S," showing that despite two fewer CPU cores, the new chip is able to post double-digit percent gaming performance gains. At 1080p resolution, which is relevant to CPU testing as it highlights bottlenecks at the CPU-level, the i9-11900K is claimed to gain over 13% in frame-rates with "Total War: Three Kingdoms," and a significant 14% with Microsoft Flight Simulator. "Gears 5" shows a 9% performance gain, while GRID 2019 is 8% faster.

The Core i9-11900K owes its gaming performance gains to the IPC increase (single-thread performance increase) from the new "Cypress Cove" CPU cores. The "Rocket Lake-S" silicon features up to 8 "Cypress Cove" cores, which are believed to be a back-port of the "Willow Cove" core to the 14 nm silicon fabrication node, albeit with modifications, such as lower L2 cache sizes. Intel is looking to restore PC gaming performance leadership with the 11th Gen Core desktop processor series. The chips are expected to launch later this month.
Source: harukaze5719 (Twitter)
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12 Comments on Intel Core i9-11900K "Rocket Lake" Gaming Performance Leaked

#1
nguyen
massive power indeed, as in massive power consumption :roll:. Though that gaming performance improvement do look nice.
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#2
Tom Yum
Yes, let's just ignore the results of an actual review by Anandtech and go with Intel's cherry picked results
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#3
nguyen
Tom YumYes, let's just ignore the results of an actual review by Anandtech and go with Intel's cherry picked results
If I were the take a guess, the 11900K system would be utilizing PCIe Gen4 and Resizable Bar to make the 11900K look better then 10900K.
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#4
ZoneDymo
Tom YumYes, let's just ignore the results of an actual review by Anandtech and go with Intel's cherry picked results
100% this, also course this is not a leak, this is Intel attempting damage control.
You can bet your behind that they also asked Anandtech to take the review down.
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#5
watzupken
If they are trying to win over gamers, I think they need to show that the performance improvement is consistent in current titles. All the 4 games they selected for marketing at 2019 titles and may not be a good representation of the common games people play nowadays. I feel there is little carrot for people using Comet or Coffee Lake to make this jump for 10% improvement, which will be supercede by probably a better Alder Lake.
nguyenIf I were the take a guess, the 11900K system would be utilizing PCIe Gen4 and Resizable Bar to make the 11900K look better then 10900K.
And probably faster ram.
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#6
ixi
Shintel, hehe.
ZoneDymo100% this, also course this is not a leak, this is Intel attempting damage control.
You can bet your behind that they also asked Anandtech to take the review down.
If they really did this. Then they are feked.
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puma99dk|
So to see an improvement for Rocket Lake, Intel gamers should stick to 1080p??? :roll:
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#9
Why_Me
puma99dk|So to see an improvement for Rocket Lake, Intel gamers should stick to 1080p??? :roll:
CPU test are based on 1080P do to the fact that 1440 and 4K are gpu bound.
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#10
Gungar
Why_MeCPU test are based on 1080P do to the fact that 1440 and 4K are gpu bound.
In 2021, we still need to explain that? jesus...
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puma99dk|
GungarIn 2021, we still need to explain that? jesus...
Nope, just the leaked gaming tests for the i7 wasn't something to be amazed off.
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#12
napata
Tom YumYes, let's just ignore the results of an actual review by Anandtech and go with Intel's cherry picked results
That was the 11700k though.

There was another review recently that had the 11700k match the 10850k so I think we should wait for more reviews. Memory choice might influence results by a significant degree for example. Bios updates can also change up the results.
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