Tuesday, March 16th 2021

Intel Launches 11th Gen Core "Rocket Lake": Unmatched Overclocking and Gaming Performance

The 11th Gen Intel Core S-series desktop processors (code-named "Rocket Lake-S") launched worldwide today, led by the flagship Intel Core i9-11900K. Reaching speeds of up to 5.30 GHz with Intel Thermal Velocity Boost, the Intel Core i9-11900K delivers even more performance to gamers and PC enthusiasts.

Engineered on the new Cypress Cove architecture, 11th Gen Intel Core S-series desktop processors are designed to transform hardware and software efficiency and increase raw gaming performance​. The new architecture brings up to 19% gen-over-gen instructions per cycle (IPC) improvement for the highest frequency cores and adds Intel UHD graphics featuring the Intel Xe graphics architecture for rich media and intelligent graphics capabilities. That matters because games and most applications continue to depend on high-frequency cores to drive high frame rates and low latency.
With its new 11th Gen desktop processors, Intel continues to push desktop gaming performance to the limits and deliver the most amazing immersive experiences for players everywhere.

At the top of the stack is the 11th Gen Intel Core i9-11900K, featuring unmatched performance with up to 5.3 gigahertz, eight cores, 16 threads and 16 megabytes of Intel Smart Cache. The unlocked 11th Gen Intel Core desktop processor supports fast memory speeds with DDR4-3200 to help enable smooth gameplay and seamless multitasking on this platform.

Improvements in this generation include:
  • Up to 19% gen-over-gen IPC performance improvement.
  • Up to 50% better integrated graphics performance with Intel UHD graphics featuring Intel Xe graphics architecture.
  • Intel Deep Learning Boost and Vector Neural Network Instructions support to accelerate artificial intelligence (AI) inference—vastly improving performance for deep learning workloads.
  • Enhanced overclocking tools and features for flexible overclocking and tuning performance and experience.
Through close collaboration with more than 200 of the top game developers, Intel brings a host of game, engine, middleware and rendering optimizations to applications so they can take advantage of 11th Gen Intel Core S-series processors to deliver exciting gaming experiences.

Superior Tuning and Stability: 11th Gen Intel Core desktop processors introduce new overclocking tools and features for more flexible tuning to achieve unmatched speeds and superior game performance. This generation includes real-time memory overclocking which enables changes to DDR4 frequency in real time, extending memory overclocking support for H570 and B560 chipsets allowing users to experience overclocking, Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) 2 and AVX-512 voltage guard band override, and an all new integrated memory controller with wider timings and Gear 2 support (in addition to Gear 1 support).

Media and Streaming Features for Days: The new 11th Gen Intel Core S-series delivers rich media experiences, from AAA gaming to high-definition streaming with additional features including DDR4-3200 MHz support, 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes, Intel Quick Sync Video, enhanced media (10-bit AV1/12bit high-efficiency video coding decode and end-to-end compression), enhanced display (Integrated HDMI 2.0, HBR3), and discrete Thunderbolt 4 and Intel Wi-Fi 6E support.

For more information on Intel 11th Gen Intel Core S-series desktop processors, visit the 11th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processors Product Brief below.

11th Gen Core Processor Models and Pricing (in 1,000-unit tray quantities):
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254 Comments on Intel Launches 11th Gen Core "Rocket Lake": Unmatched Overclocking and Gaming Performance

#51
agentnathan009
Why_Me
Unlike AMD, Intel obviously cares about the poor people who want a decent gaming cpu at an affordable price.
That wasn't the case for many years, not until Zen changed the landscape. I personally don't think that AMD is overcharging for the performance. They have a solid, high performance product, they deserve to charge more for that product. Now, market conditions may dictate differently at times, but that is why I posted the link to Extremetech article, you are likely facing CPUs that WILL cost more in the future and this is a precursor of things to come as it costs more to make those smaller transistor CPUs. Get used to it and if you can't afford the latest and greatest, buy last gen gear. I cannot afford the latest and greatest, I make due with what I can afford.
Alexa
Yeah no thanks
So you were lying about not supporting monopolies? Your lack of integrity is appalling.
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#52
Vanny
agentnathan009
So you were lying about not supporting monopolies? Your lack of integrity is appalling.
You really think AMD is gonna be any better once they get comfy seeing people accept their ridiculous prices? Stop defending corporations, it makes you look pathetic.
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#53
Why_Me
agentnathan009
That wasn't the case for many years, not until Zen changed the landscape. I personally don't think that AMD is overcharging for the performance. They have a solid, high performance product, they deserve to charge more for that product. Now, market conditions may dictate differently at times, but that is why I posted the link to Extremetech article, you are likely facing CPUs that WILL cost more in the future and this is a precursor of things to come as it costs more to make those smaller transistor CPUs. Get used to it and if you can't afford the latest and greatest, buy last gen gear. I cannot afford the latest and greatest, I make due with what I can afford.
If only AMD would do something like this instead of catering to the rich.

www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-10400f-core-i5-10th-gen/p/N82E16819118132
Intel Core i5-10400F $149.95

www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813157977
ASRock B560 Pro4 $109.99

www.newegg.com/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232884
G.SKILL Aegis (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) CL16 $79.99

Total: $340

www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119385
ASUS PRIME B560M-A $109.99

www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119384?Item=N82E16813119384
ASUS PRIME B560-PLUS $119.99

www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813157976
ASRock B560 Steel Legend $129.99

www.techpowerup.com/review/intel-core-i5-10400f/
Intel Core i5-10400F Review - Six Cores with HT for Under $200

4youdaily.com/technology-and-it-market-news/core-i5-10400-and-core-i5-10400f-processor-review-do-you-still-like-ryzen-5-3600/
Core i5-10400 and Core i5-10400F Processor Review: Do You Still Like Ryzen 5 3600?
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#54
billEST
Why_Me
If only AMD would do something like this instead of catering to the rich.

www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-10400f-core-i5-10th-gen/p/N82E16819118132
Intel Core i5-10400F $149.95

www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813157977
ASRock B560 Pro4 $109.99

www.newegg.com/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232884
G.SKILL Aegis (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) CL16 $79.99

Total: $340

www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119385
ASUS PRIME B560M-A $109.99

www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119384?Item=N82E16813119384
ASUS PRIME B560-PLUS $119.99

www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813157976
ASRock B560 Steel Legend $129.99

www.techpowerup.com/review/intel-core-i5-10400f/
Intel Core i5-10400F Review - Six Cores with HT for Under $200

4youdaily.com/technology-and-it-market-news/core-i5-10400-and-core-i5-10400f-processor-review-do-you-still-like-ryzen-5-3600/
Core i5-10400 and Core i5-10400F Processor Review: Do You Still Like Ryzen 5 3600?
and you dont show itx board .....
and you dont show 10 degres less


remember you need 2666 memory .. is less expensive or give by amd fanboy ...
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#55
Mussels
Moderprator
ZoneDymo
540 vs 450 is quite a difference
especially when the 5800x is the gaming performance king, it's allowed to be worse in price: performance for its niche status
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#56
agentnathan009
Alexa
You really think AMD is gonna be any better once they get comfy seeing people accept their ridiculous prices? Stop defending corporations, it makes you look pathetic.
Perhaps, but they are far from that point, it took Intel around 6-10 years to rest on their laurels and become slothful.

Just because your understanding of business is lacking doesn’t mean I am defending evil corporations. I have been around long enough to have seen that businesses have to make a profit and sometimes things happen that cost them a lot of money and either they cover that cost or close their doors. Just because a business doesn’t bend over backwards to offer you a product that you want at a price that you want to pay (whether they can afford to do so is another matter) doesn’t mean that you are not the selfish entity in the equation.

Don’t be sour, we are living in another golden age of CPU performance gains with each generation, double digit lately, rather than meager 5% or less as was the case with Intel with Sky Lake and Haswell uarch.

Did I want a quad core with HT when those were the hot new processors from Intel? Of course; could I afford the premium price for those products? No, I could not afford high end CPU hardware. Was I sour about it? Not really, I figured that someday as prices fell I could afford multi-core CPUs. Now I have a hex core that is serving me well for gaming and everything else I do, and it is only an optimized first gen Ryzen.
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#57
Why_Me
billEST
and you dont show itx board .....
and you dont show 10 degres less
remember you need 2666 memory .. is less expensive or give by amd fanboy ...
The B560 boards support 3200MHz memory just like the Z490 board does used in these benchmarks. btw the i5 11400F supports 3200MHz RAM and will come in at $180 USD .. still cheaper than the $200 Ryzen 3600.

i5 10400F w/3200 RAM highlighted in green.

www.techpowerup.com/review/intel-core-i5-10400f/15.html

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#58
agentnathan009
Why_Me
If only AMD would do something like this instead of catering to the rich.

www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-10400f-core-i5-10th-gen/p/N82E16819118132
Intel Core i5-10400F $149.95

www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813157977
ASRock B560 Pro4 $109.99

www.newegg.com/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232884
G.SKILL Aegis (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) CL16 $79.99

Total: $340

www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119385
ASUS PRIME B560M-A $109.99

www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119384?Item=N82E16813119384
ASUS PRIME B560-PLUS $119.99

www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813157976
ASRock B560 Steel Legend $129.99

www.techpowerup.com/review/intel-core-i5-10400f/
Intel Core i5-10400F Review - Six Cores with HT for Under $200

4youdaily.com/technology-and-it-market-news/core-i5-10400-and-core-i5-10400f-processor-review-do-you-still-like-ryzen-5-3600/
Core i5-10400 and Core i5-10400F Processor Review: Do You Still Like Ryzen 5 3600?
Is the 3600 a capable CPU, yes. Does it cost a little more than the 10400, yes. Is it a gaming king with framerates, no. Is it a capable gaming CPU, yes. You guys have short memories.... You forget what Intel was doing not all that long ago where they were the more expensive brand and now that they have true competition, they have been dropping the prices on their products. Win for us.
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#59
Mussels
Moderprator
When companies are doing poorly, they crunch down, trim the fat and become lean.

When they are lean if they expand again, all that budget goes to R&D and new products... until over a few years they spread the finances out into all the nice bloaty things big companies like.
Then eventually more and more goes into the bloat, and not the R&D and we end up with modern intel.

Yes, AMD will end up there in a few years - intel is approaching a crunch right now, the only mystery is how long before their next true killer product... or if they just rely on shady business practises to keep the money flowing despite flawed products and drag it out even longer intentionally
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#60
agentnathan009
Why_Me
The B560 boards support 3200MHz memory just like the Z490 board does used in these benchmarks. btw the i5 11400F supports 3200MHz RAM and will come in at $180 USD .. still cheaper than the $200 Ryzen 3600.

i5 10400F w/3200 RAM highlighted in green.

www.techpowerup.com/review/intel-core-i5-10400f/15.html


Oh my goodness, stop the presses, breaking news, the AMD 3600 CPU is an apocalyptic 6% slower than the mighty Intel i5-10400! I guess you can't remember that Intel was charging premium prices a few years ago, were you complaining then as well?
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#61
Nater
Mussels
especially when the 5800x is the gaming performance king, it's allowed to be worse in price: performance for its niche status
Especially when it's working in the same rig I built 2 years ago w/ a Ryzen 5 2600.
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#62
Why_Me
agentnathan009
Oh my goodness, stop the presses, breaking news, the AMD 3600 CPU is an apocalyptic 6% slower than the mighty Intel i5-10400! I guess you can't remember that Intel was charging premium prices a few years ago, were you complaining then as well?
The money saved by going with the cheaper yet faster intel build can be put towards other components such as a larger SSD or even a non existent gpu (damn you miners).
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#63
efikkan
Alexa
That much for an 8 core?
Why does it matter?
Shouldn't you only care what real-world performance it offers and at what power consumption?

If someone made a 4 core that was >2-3x faster than a 12 core and priced competitively, wouldn't you buy it?

People are too fixated about specs, specs which they usually know little about. You shouldn't get fixated in cores, threads, clock speeds, caches, gimmicks etc. all of those are ways to achieve what really matters; performance.
Tom Sunday
Well...with the "Alder Lake" CPU virtually on our doorstep I hate to guess what the prices will then be for us to shell-out? Then in tune the all new mandated LGA 1700 mobos announcing themselves as well. The Z590 Asus Hero VIII now runs at $500 and this is not even their top-end board. So essentially all mobo manufacturers get to "double-dip" into profits this year as well. So everything we see right now runs at $500 plus.
We have no confirmation of the launch window for Alder Lake. It could be very late 2021, but quite possibly later.
If you're looking for a bargain, you would probably have to wait very long, availability of Alder Lake will likely be restricted the first few months. DDR5 will not be cheap in the beginning either. And don't forget the hybrid models will probably encounter a lot of software issues. Who wants to be beta testers for that?
Metroid
2021, 14nm+++++++++++++++++++++, base clock 2.5ghz tdp 60w --> real tdp 150w , boost clock 5.2ghz 120w, real tdp 500 watts.
Please stop posting this FUD.
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#64
Vanny
efikkan
Why does it matter?
Shouldn't you only care what real-world performance it offers and at what power consumption?

If someone made a 4 core that was >2-3x faster than a 12 core and priced competitively, wouldn't you buy it?

People are too fixated about specs, specs which they usually know little about. You shouldn't get fixated in cores, threads, clock speeds, caches, gimmicks etc. all of those are ways to achieve what really matters; performance.
Would rather get the 10850K over the 11900K, if performance is a factor. That price for an 8 core regardless of performance is abysmal.
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#65
efikkan
Alexa
Would rather get the 10850K over the 11900K, if performance is a factor. That price for an 8 core regardless of performance is abysmal.
i9-11900K is going to beat i9-10850K in most non-synthetic workloads.
Why are you fixating on an arbitrary specification as your criteria over actual performance? This is completely irrational! :rolleyes:
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#66
Vanny
Rocket Lake in itself is arbitrary, and so are these prices. If both parties are gonna keep pricing these CPUs like this I may delay my next upgrade for the next two decades or so.
efikkan
This is completely irrational!
Eh, maybe, haven't slept in 20 hours. Looking back at it, i7-11700K seems like a more reasonable choice over the i9-11900K. This gen's flagship is a disappointment.
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#67
billEST
Why_Me
The B560 boards support 3200MHz memory just like the Z490 board does used in these benchmarks. btw the i5 11400F supports 3200MHz RAM and will come in at $180 USD .. still cheaper than the $200 Ryzen 3600.

i5 10400F w/3200 RAM highlighted in green.

www.techpowerup.com/review/intel-core-i5-10400f/15.html


the goal is not do 3200 ( in some test is not better ) but do the more powerfull and economic machine : like amd say before

and if you do a 10400 and B460 and 2666 memory you can do a very , very good pc and the 100 buck put in graphic card ( when price will be normal )
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#68
Basard
Wait.... what is happening?

I've been out of the loop for almost six months....

Did they JUST release an 8 core chip that BARELY out-clocks my 8700k?

They've either given up or are about to release a quantum chip that runs at room temp.
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#69
Mussels
Moderprator
Basard
Wait.... what is happening?

I've been out of the loop for almost six months....

Did they JUST release an 8 core chip that BARELY out-clocks my 8700k?

They've either given up or are about to release a quantum chip that runs at room temp.
this was the new CPU design they had to scale down to 14nm - probably better IPC, but high wattage is to be expected (but not bad thermals, 14nm is good for getting heat out)
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#70
Gmr_Chick
Why_Me
Unlike AMD, Intel obviously cares about the poor people who want a decent gaming cpu at an affordable price.
Why_Me
If only AMD would do something like this instead of catering to the rich.

www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-10400f-core-i5-10th-gen/p/N82E16819118132
Intel Core i5-10400F $149.95

www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813157977
ASRock B560 Pro4 $109.99

www.newegg.com/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232884
G.SKILL Aegis (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) CL16 $79.99

Total: $340

www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119385
ASUS PRIME B560M-A $109.99

www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119384?Item=N82E16813119384
ASUS PRIME B560-PLUS $119.99

www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813157976
ASRock B560 Steel Legend $129.99

www.techpowerup.com/review/intel-core-i5-10400f/
Intel Core i5-10400F Review - Six Cores with HT for Under $200

4youdaily.com/technology-and-it-market-news/core-i5-10400-and-core-i5-10400f-processor-review-do-you-still-like-ryzen-5-3600/
Core i5-10400 and Core i5-10400F Processor Review: Do You Still Like Ryzen 5 3600?
Good lawd, we get it, you're an Intel fanboy. And stop with this fantasy that Intel -- INTEL -- "obviously cares about the poor people who want a decent gaming CPU at an affordable price" horseshit, bud. First off, they aren't fucking Mother Teresa; they DO NOT care about the "poor gamers" and THEY NEVER HAVE. I mean, JFC if it weren't for AMD striking back hard with Ryzen, there's not a geek here that doesn't already know Intel would still be rocking dual core i3's, quad core i5's and hexa core i7's at batshit crazy prices. Intel had to get off their complacent ass BECAUSE OF RYZEN.

Second, quit acting like the 3600 gets annihilated by the 10400F. News flash, it doesn't. The difference between the two CPUs is damn near insignificant, so much so that you really can't go wrong with EITHER one.
agentnathan009
Oh my goodness, stop the presses, breaking news, the AMD 3600 CPU is an apocalyptic 6% slower than the mighty Intel i5-10400! I guess you can't remember that Intel was charging premium prices a few years ago, were you complaining then as well?
^ This!
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#71
ViperXTR
oh look, it turning into another muh intcel vs ayyyymd
war, war never changes :(
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#72
Vanny
ViperXTR
oh look, it turning into another muh intcel vs ayyyymd
war, war never changes :(
The age old debate.
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#73
Gmr_Chick
Hahaha, as far as I'm concerned, AMD vs. Intel is just another one of those great rivalries alongside Coke vs. Pepsi and Ford vs. Chevy. Coincidentally, all of which share a "red vs. blue" theme :eek:

There's also Giants vs. Dodgers but...well, you get the idea :laugh:
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#74
Why_Me
Gmr_Chick
Good lawd, we get it, you're an Intel fanboy. And stop with this fantasy that Intel -- INTEL -- "obviously cares about the poor people who want a decent gaming CPU at an affordable price" horseshit, bud. First off, they aren't fucking Mother Teresa; they DO NOT care about the "poor gamers" and THEY NEVER HAVE. I mean, JFC if it weren't for AMD striking back hard with Ryzen, there's not a geek here that doesn't already know Intel would still be rocking dual core i3's, quad core i5's and hexa core i7's at batshit crazy prices. Intel had to get off their complacent ass BECAUSE OF RYZEN.

Second, quit acting like the 3600 gets annihilated by the 10400F. News flash, it doesn't. The difference between the two CPUs is damn near insignificant, so much so that you really can't go wrong with EITHER one.



^ This!
I admire value and the fact Intel allows us poors to build a solid gaming rig for cheaper than what AMD allows. That and I'm all for plug & play builds these days. If you look at the System Builders Advice forum on here there's a couple of threads that are two and three pages deep on what RAM to get for an AMD build. I see that and all I can think is 'wtf'.
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#75
weekendgeek
Gmr_Chick
The difference between the two CPUs is damn near insignificant, so much so that you really can't go wrong with EITHER one.
We can even take this one step further and apply this to choosing between AMD and Intel. Put all the current six and eight core CPUs from both brands on the wall and throw a dart. You'll be fine with what ever you hit.

(yes I have a 10 core Intel part and it was a waste of money for what I do)
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