Intel Core i9-11900K blazes past the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X in Geekbench single-core test
Some leaked Intel Core i9-11900K specifications earlier shed some light on its base and boost clocks. Its subsequent PassMark showing was quite impressive, too. A new set of Intel Core i9-11900K Geekbench listings tell us that the Rocket Lake chip is quite capable of taking on AMD's high-end Zen 3 offerings, at least in the single-core department.
Videocardz stumbled upon three separate instances of the Intel Core i9-11900K on Geekbench. The testbench was a Gigabyte Z490 Aorus Master motherboard and 32GB of DDR4 RAM clocked at 3,200MHz. Its average multi-core scores hovered around 10,000, which is expected from an eight-core processor. However, the Intel Core i9-11900K managed to breach the 1,900 barrier two times with single-core scores of 1,905 and 1,902. Its third showing was no slouch either, with a respectable single-core score of 1,895. To put things in perspective, the average AMD Ryzen 9 5950X single-core score on Geekbench is 1,686, although it has gone above 1,800 in several instances.
It is worth noting that the Intel Core i9-11900K in question was running at 5.3GHz, which is the maximum speed it can hit with Intel Thermal Velocity Boost enabled. With the right cooling and some overclocking, the Intel Core i9-11900K can potentially cross the 2,000 mark on Geekbench, which is quite an impressive feat for a 14nm processor. However, that is easier said than done. A Chiphell user found out that the processor ran at 98-degrees Celsius (209-degrees Farenheit), even when it was paired with a 360mm AIO cooler.