Intel Core i9-11900K and i7-11700K keep Ryzen 5000 at bay as PassMark posts latest single-thread performance chart update
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Not long ago we reported about the Intel Core i9-11900K making its initial appearance on the PassMark synthetic benchmark, where it recorded a single-thread performance CPU Mark score of 3,764 points. At the time, the fellow Rocket Lake-S part, the i7-11700K, was at the top of the site’s leaderboard, but now the chart has been officially updated and the i9-11900K has taken its seemingly rightful place as the single-thread performance champion. It has been oft-mentioned that PassMark favors Intel chips in this particular discipline, and the current chart certainly still gives that impression for the most part.
However, there seems to have been some challenge from AMD’s Zen 3 Vermeer chips, with particularly the Ryzen 7 5800X mounting an assault against the Intel interlopers. The 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 5000 part with clocks of 3.8 GHz to 4.7 GHz and a TDP of 105 W managed to push its rating up a few points, from 3,511 to 3,514 points. This brings it to just -0.96% off the Intel Core i7-11700K, which is also an 8-core, 16-thread processor that can operate from 3.6 GHz to 5.0 GHz while utilizing a 125 TDP.
Although it appears there might be some future scraps brewing between the second and third-placed chips, the Intel Core i9-11900K looks pretty secure in first place. But PassMark has issued a warning notice for these new Intel processors, stating that the margin for error is high for both SKUs as only a single sample of each has thus far been tested, compared to 923 units for the Ryzen 7 5800X at the time of writing. As things stand though, it’s another sterling single-thread/core benchmark result for the top-end Rocket Lake-S processors.