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

#151
lightning70
The i9 is very expensive. The foremost processors I've seen in this series are the 11400F and 11700F.
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#152
hat
Enthusiast
Why_Me
Didn't see the last post .. I'll check it out in a bit. Meanwhile there's a reason Intel puts out locked and unlocked cpu's. Unlocked ones are for the small minority who don't mind paying more for cooling along with a board with heftier VRM's for that small gain it brings. The rest of us look at the benchmarks along with the savings and thank ourselves for going with the locked cpu. That's where the math comes in or didn't you figure that out yet.
I remember a time when neither CPU, nor RAM settings were locked by either company. Sure we didn't have sensibly priced chips with unlocked multipliers, but nobody cared because we could just adjust FSB. Not anymore... and locking users out of setting whatever memory speeds they want unless you buy such and such special kit is a bit of a low blow. Even now Intel is only beginning to graciously allow us to do so with midrange equipment.
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#153
Melvis
Why_Me
Unlike AMD, Intel obviously cares about the poor people who want a decent gaming cpu at an affordable price.
This has to be sarcasm right? there is no way this isnt? or your brand new to computers?
Why_Me
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).
This sounds exactly what us would say about AMD for the past oh I dont know 20yrs? lol
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#154
Vanny
Melvis
This has to be sarcasm right? there is no way this isnt? or your brand new to computers?
We tried explaining it to him, it's a lost cause
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#155
Why_Me
Melvis
This has to be sarcasm right? there is no way this isnt? or your brand new to computers?


This sounds exactly what us would say about AMD for the past oh I dont know 20yrs? lol
Yet I doubt you can post an AMD build as cheap as an Intel build that will match its performance.
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#156
Vanny
Why_Me
Yet I doubt you can post an AMD build as cheap as an Intel build that will match its performance.
While it's true that Intel builds can be cheaper nowadays, you fail to understand that they've never been the budget option until Zen 3 appeared. AMD will once again be the budget option when Intel releases something good. And if you do understand, why are you still going on with this idea? If anything, throughout both companies' lifetime, AMD has been the cheaper option. Nobody bats an eye until they suddenly increase prices on something, then that's a problem.
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#157
Why_Me
Alexa
While it's true that Intel builds can be cheaper nowadays, you fail to understand that they've never been the budget option until Zen 3 appeared. AMD will once again be the budget option when Intel releases something good. And if you do understand, why are you still going on with this idea? If anything, throughout both companies' lifetime, AMD has been the cheaper option. Nobody bats an eye until they suddenly increase prices on something, then that's a problem.
I can post an Intel build for cheaper that will run circles around a similar AMD build. Intel cares :love:
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#158
Isaac`
Why_Me
I can post an Intel build for cheaper that will run circles around a similar AMD build. Intel cares :love:
ok do that without a gpu
ill wait
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#160
Mussels
Moderprator
Aight, at this point it's just trolling
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#161
Super XP
Nothing interesting about this launch. Its the same old CPUs trying to keep up with new ZEN3 tech.
I welcome the competition of course. But its not always rosy with how Intel conducts its business practices unfortunately.

Did those clock speeds regress?

And yes people PC Hardware is Well Over Priced. Lets all thank Crypto Mining for all these Ripoff prices we are witnessing. When is the Crypto Bubble going to burst? I don't see an end to this. You?
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#162
coozie78
Why_Me
I can post an Intel build for cheaper that will run circles around a similar AMD build. Intel cares :love:
Post one that can match my 3900X for CPU rendering, pal.
We don't all just play games!

And, amazingly, ON TOPIC: Not impressed, not at all, and that Anandtech review others have mentioned isn't getting me excited either.
The way things are going my current 3900X/1080Ti is going to have to keep going for MUCH longer.
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#163
Vanny
Would rather not repeat myself trying to explain common sense to Why_Me (curious how a certain person is liking all his posts), because as Mussels said at this point it's just trolling.
coozie78
The way things are going my current 3900X/1080Ti is going to have to keep going for MUCH longer.
I am underestimating my 3070 way too much due to that 8 GB of VRAM, probably. Otherwise, same CPU. Hope it lasts.
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#164
Chrispy_
Isaac`
Yeah thats why their apus are rubbish forcing you to get a dgpu
Vega DUNKS on any intel gpu
Gotta admit, I'm tempted to pick up a TigerLake i5. The i5-1135G7 appears to be in the same ballpark as a 4700U's Vega7; never more than 15% slower and sometimes more than 15% faster.

Vega integrated graphics DUNKED on any Intel IGP when it was launched four years ago but Vega has stagnated whilst Intel have been making huge gains with their IGPs every generation since then.

I mean, the guy who designed Vega and learnt all the lessons of Vega has been working for Intel for those same four years.
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#165
Vanny
Chrispy_
Gotta admit, I'm tempted to pick up a TigerLake i5. The i5-1135G7 appears to be in the same ballpark as a 4700U's Vega7; never more than 15% slower and sometimes more than 15% faster.

Vega integrated graphics DUNKED on any Intel IGP when it was launched four years ago but Vega has stagnated whilst Intel have been making huge gains with their IGPs every generation since then.

I mean, the guy who designed Vega and learnt all the lessons of Vega has been working for Intel for those same four years.
Can't argue with that, Intel has been progressing nicely in the iGPU department lately.
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#166
Isaac`
Chrispy_
Gotta admit, I'm tempted to pick up a TigerLake i5. The i5-1135G7 appears to be in the same ballpark as a 4700U's Vega7; never more than 15% slower and sometimes more than 15% faster.

Vega integrated graphics DUNKED on any Intel IGP when it was launched four years ago but Vega has stagnated whilst Intel have been making huge gains with their IGPs every generation since then.

I mean, the guy who designed Vega and learnt all the lessons of Vega has been working for Intel for those same four years.
but the latest gen of vega is still ahead
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#167
Why_Me
coozie78
Post one that can match my 3900X for CPU rendering, pal.
We don't all just play games!

And, amazingly, ON TOPIC: Not impressed, not at all, and that Anandtech review others have mentioned isn't getting me excited either.
The way things are going my current 3900X/1080Ti is going to have to keep going for MUCH longer.
I didn't realize the 3900X was such a beast until I looked at the benchmarks (yes I'm eating crow atm).

www.techpowerup.com/review/intel-core-i9-10900/6.html
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#168
Chrispy_
Isaac`
but the latest gen of vega is still ahead
Yeah, barely.
Vega's lead is debatable over 96EU Xe in the i7. It varies from game to game and doesn't win them all, just a majority.
I'm looking at Vega7 vs the 80EU Xe in the i5, and that's equally not a clear-cut win for Vega.

Back when Vega IGPs launched, AMD were 60-100% faster. Now the latest generation of Vega's average lead is maybe 5-10% and the supply/availability of decent 4700U/4800U laptops is terrible compared to the huge number of design wins for Tiger Lake. I can find a good quality, all-metal chassis, dual-channel, 16GB, 300+ nits display i5 laptops far more easily and for a better price than I can find a similar thing in 4700U or higher. I really like my 2700U laptop but I've been waiting to replace it for a year now and the choices in that time have been unappealing - either bad laptops or hideously overpriced. There are multiple good Tiger Lake options and it's only been on the market for a couple of months, unlike Renoir which supposedly launched in February 2020.
Why_Me
I didn't realize the 3900X was such a beast until I looked at the benchmarks (yes I'm eating crow atm).

www.techpowerup.com/review/intel-core-i9-10900/6.html
I bought a 5800X for myself but I'm still using the 3900X I pinched from work because it's a beast, even at stock. I guess 64MB L3 Cache is still incredible even if it's split into four chunks
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#169
Vanny
Can confirm, my 3900X is a good boy
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#170
Mussels
Moderprator
Why_Me
I didn't realize the 3900X was such a beast until I looked at the benchmarks (yes I'm eating crow atm).

www.techpowerup.com/review/intel-core-i9-10900/6.html
Many reviews want the unit to look good, so they only show the times it wins (intel CPU's that means gaming results, specifically DX9/DX11 titles)


When you find unbiased reviews oh boy, AMD has some areas they just absolutely dominate (the 12 and 16 core parts are absurd for rendering and workloads)
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#171
Melvis
Why_Me
Yet I doubt you can post an AMD build as cheap as an Intel build that will match its performance.
Ok Sure

Intel Build:
11700K $649
MSI Z490-A Pro $239
2x8GB DDR4 3600Mhz $129
Powercolor 6700XT Red Devil $999
Case $62
Silverstone PSU Gold 750W $149
SSD 500GB $89

Total $2316

AMD Build
5800X $650 (Amazon Australia)
Gigabyte X570 UD $189
2x8GB DDR4 3600Mhz $129
Powercolor 6700XT Red Devil $999
Case $62
Silverstone PSU Gold 750W $149
SSD 500GB $89

Total $2267

There ya go son, two exact same builds, one AMD, one Intel with prices directly from the best online computer store in Australia (ill include screen shots for you) and as you can see and already know the AMD system is already proven to be faster look at the review online and also using the cheapest Z490 and X570 Motherboards BUT note that the AMD build can be even cheaper as you can use a B450 Motherboard that will allow Memory and CPU overclocking so thats considered a mid price for the AMD build not the cheapest ;) Amazon did not have the 11700k listed at all in AUS.

So you was saying?
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#172
Why_Me
Melvis
Ok Sure

Intel Build:
11700K $649
MSI Z490-A Pro $239
2x8GB DDR4 3600Mhz $129
Powercolor 6700XT Red Devil $999
Case $62
Silverstone PSU Gold 750W $149
SSD 500GB $89

Total $2316

AMD Build
5800X $650 (Amazon Australia)
Gigabyte X570 UD $189
2x8GB DDR4 3600Mhz $129
Powercolor 6700XT Red Devil $999
Case $62
Silverstone PSU Gold 750W $149
SSD 500GB $89

Total $2267

There ya go son, two exact same builds, one AMD, one Intel with prices directly from the best online computer store in Australia (ill include screen shots for you) and as you can see and already know the AMD system is already proven to be faster look at the review online and also using the cheapest Z490 and X570 Motherboards BUT note that the AMD build can be even cheaper as you can use a B450 Motherboard that will allow Memory and CPU overclocking so thats considered a mid price for the AMD build not the cheapest ;) Amazon did not have the 11700k listed at all in AUS.

So you was saying?
In USD ... feel free to add a case, psu, gpu & SSD to this build.

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

Expect this cpu to show up on Newegg any day now.

www.newegg.com/p/pl?N=100007671 601361546
Intel Core i7-11700F Rocket Lake ($350 if I had to guess)

www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-212S-20PK-R1-Contact-Silencio/dp/B07H25DYM3/
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition CPU Air Cooler $39.99

www.newegg.com/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232884
G.SKILL Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 CL16 Intel XMP 2.0 $79.99

Total: $600

www.anandtech.com/show/16343/intel-core-i710700-vs-core-i710700k-review-is-65w-comet-lake-an-option

www.amazon.com/AMD-Ryzen-5800X-16-Thread-Processor/dp/B0815XFSGK/
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X $449

btw what cpu cooler would you recommend for that 5800X?


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#173
Mussels
Moderprator
5800x runs fine on a 120mm air cooler.

It's the densest CPU ever made, so it puts out a low amount of heat to a tiny area, making it hard to read low temps from.

That chip can run 90C at 100W, where an intel can run 50C at 300W just because the heat is spread out more on the intel - and it means NOTHING because the chips is designed to run at that heat, long term.
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#174
Melvis
Why_Me
In USD ... feel free to add a case, psu, gpu & SSD to this build.

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

Expect this cpu to show up on Newegg any day now.

www.newegg.com/p/pl?N=100007671 601361546
Intel Core i7-11700F Rocket Lake ($350 if I had to guess)

www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-212S-20PK-R1-Contact-Silencio/dp/B07H25DYM3/
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition CPU Air Cooler $39.99

www.newegg.com/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232884
G.SKILL Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 CL16 Intel XMP 2.0 $79.99

Total: $600

www.anandtech.com/show/16343/intel-core-i710700-vs-core-i710700k-review-is-65w-comet-lake-an-option

www.amazon.com/AMD-Ryzen-5800X-16-Thread-Processor/dp/B0815XFSGK/
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X $449

btw what cpu cooler would you recommend for that 5800X?



Naaa im good I proved ya wrong and thats that, and the cooler means nothing as they apparently both run hot so get the same cooler for both, in the end its the same result AND I didnt even mention that you can upgrade your CPU even more on the AMD platform where you cant on the intel, its just a better socket period. Move along :pimp:
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#175
Why_Me
Melvis
Naaa im good I proved ya wrong and thats that, and the cooler means nothing as they apparently both run hot so get the same cooler for both, in the end its the same result AND I didnt even mention that you can upgrade your CPU even more on the AMD platform where you cant on the intel, its just a better socket period. Move along :pimp:
I'm guessing that has a different meaning in Oz. I posted a board, cpu, cooler and RAM for $600 USD that will go head to head with the 5800X in regards to gaming.
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