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The Intel Core i9-11900K loses gaming performance comparison against the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 7 5700G

The Core i9-11900K has been compared against two eight-core AMD processors a month ahead of its launch. (Image source: Bilibili)
The Core i9-11900K has been compared against two eight-core AMD processors a month ahead of its launch. (Image source: Bilibili)
An extensive comparison video has shown what to expect from the upcoming Intel Core i9-11900K on a Z590 motherboard. The Rocket Lake processor was benchmarked against AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 7 5700G, which are also eight-core processors. Intel has an edge in synthetic benchmarks, but AMD reigns supreme in gaming benchmarks.

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Intel's is expected to launch its 11th-generation desktop processors next month, with the likes of the Core i7-11700K and Core i9-11900K set to succeed the Core i7-10700K and Core i9-10900K. A comparison video showcasing the Core i9-11900K has already been published on Bilibili, though.

The video, during which the Core i9-11900K was benchmarked in a Z590 motherboard, compares the eight-core processor against equivalent models from AMD, the Ryzen 7 5800X and the Ryzen 7 5700G. It is worth stressing that the Core i9-11900K and Ryzen 7 5700G were pre-production models, so their results do not necessarily reflect what retail versions will achieve. However, the Core i9-11900K is a QS part, so it should offer near-retail clock speeds and performance.

In short, the Core i9-11900K outperforms AMD's Zen 3 eight-core processors in synthetic benchmarks like CPU-Z and Cinebench. This is true in multi-core workloads too, as the table below shows.

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Benchmark Intel Core i9-11900K AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
CPU-Z single-core 719.6 657.0 612.3
CPU-Z multi-core 7.035.5 6.366.0 6.374.9
Cinebench R15 single-core 256 257 230
Cinebench R15 multi-core 2,526 2,354 2,242
Cinebench R20 single-core 620 609 551
Cinebench R20 multi-core 6,140 5,676 5,404
Cinebench R23 single-core 1,661 1,569 1,418
Cinebench R23 multi-core 16,001 14,634 13,797

Conversely, the Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 7 5700G have the edge over the Core i9-11900K in most gaming benchmarks. The Rocket Lake chip claws its way back in PUBG and Total War: Three Kingdoms, but only by a narrow margin.

Overall, it does not look like the Intel Rocket Lake architecture is really offering more than AMD Zen 3 in games. Most triple-A titles do not benefit from the higher core counts of the Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 9 5950X yet though, so Intel does not have anything to worry about, in that regard.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-02-12 (Update: 2021-02-12)