Earlier in the year, details about Intel’s supposed 11th generation Core i9-11900K desktop CPU was released by a Chinese YouTuber. Recently, even more details of the CPU have emerged and like before, it pertains to its single-threaded performance.
To be specific, details of the 11900K’s performance was discovered on the PassMark Software’s database. On it, the Intel CPU is seen to clearly be taking the lead with a score of 3764, surpassing even AMD’s current Zen 3-powered, Ryzen 5000 series offerings.
That’s not all, either. Clicking on the device, we can see that the 11900K listed on the database has a base clock of 3.5GHz and peaked at a boost clock of 5.2GHz, while also running at a TDP of 125W. In regards to the boost clock, it is still not yet determined if that speed is with Intel’s Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB) activated.
Additionally, there’s no indication that the TVB is applicable to both single-core and multi-core performance; if it applies to the latter, then we could looking at all cores being boosted up to 4.8GHz, at most.
For the uninitiated, Intel’s 11th generation Rocket Lake-S lineup is expected to be the chipmaker’s last foray with the already archaic 14nm die lithography, before officially moving on to its 10nm Alder Lake-S CPUs. Despite the older process, all Rocket Lake-S processors will finally support the PCIe 4.0 interface with the 500 series motherboard, but will also support currently existing 400 series motherboard after the appropriate BIOS update.
As to when they will be arriving, rumours suggest a possible March 2021 launch.