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The Ryzen Threadripper series offers performance dominance for AMD but Intel has the market share advantage. (Image source: AMD/Intel/Master Lu - edited)

Unbeatable Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and formidable Ryzen 9 5900HX head AMD-dominated desktop and laptop processor performance charts but Intel retains market stranglehold

New computer processor performance ranking charts for the first quarter of 2021 have been published by the Chinese benchmark Master Lu. The tables reveal a familiar tale: AMD dominates in performance thanks to chips like the Ryzen...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 18:15:00 +0200
The size of the Corsair One is somewhere between that of a console and an ATX midi tower PC. (Image Source: Corsair)

Corsair One vertical mini ITX PC refreshed with AMD Ryzen 5000X or Intel Rocket Lake CPUs plus Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics

The same 12-liter chassis from previous Corsair One mini ITX models can now be equipped with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X or Intel Core i9-11900K, plus a desktop-grade RTX 3080 GPU. The systems also include 32 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, 1...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:23:00 +0200
Rocket Lake (L) will give way to Alder Lake (R) at some point in the second half of 2021. (Image source: HardwareHeaven/TechPowerUp - edited)

New Intel Rocket Lake PassMark single-thread results present mixed fortunes against AMD Ryzen 5000 leaving a heavy burden for Alder Lake

PassMark’s CPU Mark single-thread performance chart for desktop processors now features a few more new Intel Rocket Lake chips, which have offered up a mixed bag of results. While the Intel Core i9-11900K still reigns and the i9-1...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 08 Apr 2021 09:29:00 +0200
The Apple M1 chip is actually catching up to the Intel Core i9-11900K in PassMark's single-thread performance chart. (Image source: Apple/Intel - edited)

Apple M1 approaches the unbelievable as Intel Core i9-11900K falters in PassMark's single-thread performance chart

A new CPU Mark single-thread performance chart for desktop processors has been published by PassMark, and once again it features some startling results. It appears the Apple M1 silicon, which is a hybrid chip, is rapidly closing i...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 07 Apr 2021 11:01:00 +0200
Intel's 11th Gen Rocket Lake chips might make a difference to AMD's growing usage share. (Image source: Intel)

Rocket Lake to stop the rot: AMD takes another nibble out of Intel's processor usage share in latest Steam survey

Steam has published its hardware and software survey for March and yet again AMD has pinched some more processor usage share away from Intel. However, there has been a small increase for Team Blue with Linux-based systems, and the...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 11:58:00 +0200
Rocket Lake-S (source: Intel)

Intel is competing against itself, but why?

Intel has officially released its Rocket Lake-S processors, but to many people’s surprise, the new chips are positioned to compete not only with Zen 3 parts but also with the older Comet Lake-S processors.
Column by Stanislav Kokhanyuk, Sat, 03 Apr 2021 13:58:00 +0200
AMD has apparently ramped up Ryzen 5000 supply by 20% for Q2 2021. (Image source: AMD/CIO - edited)

AMD ramps up Ryzen 5000 supply to counter Rocket Lake availability advantage

AMD will reportedly improve the supply of its much-desired Ryzen 5000 chips during the second quarter of 2021. Huge demand has overwhelmed the chip designer, leading to price premiums being placed on SKUs like the Ryzen 9 5900X an...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 03 Apr 2021 12:53:00 +0200
The Core i9-11900K is one of Intel's new desktop processors with a UHD Graphics 750 GPU. (Image source: NotebookCheck)

Intel Rocket Lake-S: UHD Graphics 750 GPU drivers will be ready a 'few weeks from now'

Intel is yet to publish GPU drivers for the UHD Graphics 750, the iGPU that it has included in its new Rocket Lake-S processors. According to a company Vice President, the drivers will not be ready for a few weeks, despite process...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 02 Apr 2021 21:24:00 +0200
The new XMG Ultra 17 laptops are ready for take off. (Image Source: XMG)

XMG readies Ultra 17 laptops with desktop-grade Intel Rocket Lake CPUs and max TGP RTX 3000 mobile dGPUs

The 2021 Ultra 17 models from XMG pack up to an i9-11900K 8-core / 16-thread CPU, which can be coupled with up to 128 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM and 32 TB NVMe SSD storage. Users can choose among max TGP versions for the RTX 3060 / 3070 ...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 31 Mar 2021 16:45:00 +0200
The Intel Core i9-11900K gave a moribund performance in the Unreal Engine tests. (Image source: Intel/Unreal Engine/Epic - edited)

Unreality bites: Intel Core i9-11900K looks practically obsolete in Unreal Engine comparison with Ryzen 7 5800X and i9-10900K

The Intel Core i9-11900K has been tested alongside an Intel Core i9-10900K and an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X in a barrage of Unreal Engine benchmarks. The Comet Lake part and Zen 3 chip performed well in the game engine tests, but the Rock...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 31 Mar 2021 12:11:00 +0200
Intel Rocket Lake-S Review: Only 8 cores for the Core i9-11900K

Intel Rocket Lake-S Review: Only 8 cores for the Core i9-11900K

All new? A lot of information about the Rocket Lake-S processors has already been made public, and now we make our own contribution. Whether or not Intel manages to overcome the 2-core deficit with its top-end model? Moreover, we also got ...
Sebastian Bade, Tue, 30 Mar 2021 16:47:00 +0200
MSI X Intel event will demonstrate the best of MSI and Intel Rocket Lake. (Image Source: MSI)

MSI x Intel event on March 31 will showcase the strenghts of the company's new Z590 and B560 motherboard lineup together with 11th gen Rocket Lake CPUs

MSI will be showcasing how its latest Intel Z590 and B560-series motherboards can help push the performance of Intel's 11th gen Rocket Lake processors in productivity, gaming, and content creation via a virtual live event on March...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 29 Mar 2021 03:09:00 +0200
The Apple M1 SoC has outshone the Intel Core i7-11700K on PassMark. (Image source: Intel/Apple - edited)

M1 PassMark promotion over Intel Core i7-11700K clarifies the damage Apple Silicon has done to Rocket Lake

The Apple M1 8-core chip has finally managed to leapfrog the Intel Core i7-11700K in PassMark’s CPU Mark chart for single-thread performance in desktop processors. This leaves only the top-end Rocket Lake i9-11900K ahead of the Ap...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 25 Mar 2021 09:52:00 +0100
The box for the Intel Core i9-11900K looks like it could be a supermini desktop PC case from Corsair. (Image source: Vassi Tech)

Intel Core i9-11900K delivers an outstanding performance - in an unboxing video

An Intel Core i9-11900K processor has appeared in an unboxing video a week before its official sale date of March 30. Fortunately for the top-end Rocket Lake-S part, the hottest thing in the clip is the packaging. The angular shap...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 23 Mar 2021 10:49:00 +0100
Adaptive Boost could allow the i9-11900K to deliver better performance in games where single-threaded performance matters (Image source: Intel)

Intel's new Adaptive Boost technology will allow the Rocket Lake S Core i9-11900K and 11900KF to hit 5.1 GHz on all eight cores

Intel recently unveiled yet another boost technology set to debut exclusively on its top-tier Rocket Lake S i9-11900K CPU. Adaptive Boost will allow the processor to hit up to 5.1 GHz on all cores, assuming cooling is up to snuff ...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Fri, 19 Mar 2021 13:36:00 +0100
Intel fully details the 11th gen Rocket Lake-S lineup. (Image Souce: Intel)

Intel officially unveils 11th gen Rocket Lake-S family led by the US$539 Core i9-11900K

Intel has unveiled the 11th generation Rocket Lake-S family today with a focus on improved IPC, better overclocking and AI. The Rocket Lake-S lineup is based on the Cypress Cove architecture and is comprised of a total of 19 SKUs ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 16 Mar 2021 17:43:00 +0100
Some alleged Rocket Lake-S processors. (Source: Chiphell)

Rocket Lake-S: a new leak purports to confirm a 125W TDP i5 variant

Rocket Lake-S is a supposedly upcoming line of 11th-gen Intel CPUs with TDPs of up to 125W. A Chiphell user claims to have gotten hold of pre-release samples that indicate this top-end treatment extends to their Core i5 variants. ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 13 Mar 2021 17:56:00 +0100
Rocket Lake-S Core i9-11900K can be up to 14% faster than the Core i9-10900K in gaming. (Image Source: Wccftech)

Questionable leak indicates Rocket Lake-S Core i9-11900K to be 8% to 14% faster than Core i9-10900K in gaming; Core i9 and Core i7 to come in five variants each

Specifications of the Intel 11th gen Core i7 and Core i9 Rocket Lake-S processors have leaked indicating a total of five SKUs each. The variants under each processor include K, KF, F, non-K, and T. A gaming comparison between the ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Fri, 12 Mar 2021 01:29:00 +0100
The new RAM controllers integrated with the Rocket Lake CPUs look to be more limited compared to those found in the Ryzen 5000 CPUs from AMD(Image Source: HardweareLuxx)

Intel appears to artificially segment its new Rocket Lake desktop CPU lineup by limiting the memory controllers on non-i9K(F) SKUs

A reddit post explains why the Anandtech i7-11700K review may have presented poor results in most gaming and synthetic benchmarks. This could be due to Intel misleadingly advertising inferior stock settings for the RAM controllers...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 11 Mar 2021 21:41:00 +0100
The Apple M1 processor has made an impressive showing on PassMark. (Image source: Apple/PassMark - edited)

Apple M1 silicon upsets the establishment by skipping past the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X and coming close to Intel Core i7-11700K single-thread performance on PassMark

The Apple M1 SoC, also frequently known as Apple Silicon, has made a ground-breaking entry into PassMark’s CPU Mark chart for single-thread performance. The Apple M1’s rating placed it above the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X and nipping at th...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 06 Mar 2021 23:41:00 +0100
Intel Core i7-11700K was shown to trail AMD Ryzen 7 5800X in an early review. (Image Source: PCGamesHardware Forums)

Intel Core i7-11700K early review: Performance regression together with high temps and power draws puts Rocket Lake at a disadvantage over the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

Anandtech has managed to procure a Core i7-11700K retail unit via Mindfactory and found that Intel's Rocket Lake-S CPU suffers from high power draws and high temperatures indicating the pitfalls of backporting a 10 nm architecture...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sat, 06 Mar 2021 09:19:00 +0100
Ideal for crypto mining? (Image Source: JD.com)

Hasee starts preselling 16.1-inch laptops powered by desktop-grade Intel Rocket Lake CPUs and RTX 3000 GPUs in China

Hasee is a Chinese laptop maker that is probably most known for its dealings with the crypto miners who recently snagged hundreds of devices during the Bitcoin price boom. It looks like Hasee already managed to secure quite a few ...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 05 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0100
The Intel Core i7-11700K has blown away the competition on UserBenchmark. (Image source: Intel/UserBenchmark - edited)

Record-breaking Intel Core i7-11700K blows away the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 9 5950X in single-core and multi-core testing - but this is on UserBenchmark

The Intel Core i7-11700K has made an incredible impact at a highly contentious synthetic benchmark site. The Rocket Lake-S part has outscored the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X in multi-core tests and has achieved a record average benchmark pe...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 04 Mar 2021 21:22:00 +0100
The Rocket Lake CPUs come with a memory overclocking feature similar to AMD's Infinity Fabric. (Image Source: Chiphell)

Intel's Rocket Lake CPUs feature memory overclocking inspired by AMD's Infinity Fabric

The upcoming Rocket Lake CPUs like the Core i7-11700K appear to come with a RAM overclocking feature similar to AMD's Infinity Fabric on the Ryzen 3000 and Ryzen 5000. Initial tests performed on a Z490 mobo show that the 1:1 ratio...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 04 Mar 2021 15:43:00 +0100
AMD has taken more processor usage share away from Intel. (Image source: AMD/Intel/Warner Bros. - edited)

AMD processor usage share maintains an upward trajectory in Steam's February survey but Intel could soon fight back with Rocket Lake

Steam has published its Hardware & Software Survey for February and AMD has managed to gain further processor usage share from Intel. However, while things look rosy for AMD at the moment, the supply situation could give the upcom...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 03 Mar 2021 19:30:00 +0100
Intel is expected to launch its Rocket Lake-S processors on March 16. (Image source: Intel)

Rocket Lake-S US pricing leaked with Intel's 11th Gen processors more expensive than AMD's Ryzen 5000 Vermeer competitors across the board

A retailer has published US pricing for the Rocket Lake-S series, Intel's upcoming 11th Gen desktop processors. Not only are Rocket Lake-S processors more expensive than their Comet Lake-S predecessors, but they are also more expe...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 26 Feb 2021 18:53:00 +0100
The Intel Core i7-11700K has been put up for sale on a German e-commerce website

The Intel Core i7-11700K is up for sale on German retailer's website for an eye-watering price

German e-commerce website Mindfactory.de appears to have jumped the gun a little and listed the upcoming Intel Core i7-11700K processor for sale. Its price tag of €469 puts it on the more expensive end of the spectrum. Intel will ...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 25 Feb 2021 22:56:00 +0100
The Intel Core i9-11900K was pitted against the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X. (Image source: @ryanshrout - edited)

Intel teases i9-11900K's +11% lead over AMD Ryzen 9 5950X in PCMark 10 benchmark and a new CPU-Z run confirms the Rocket Lake chip's position as a single-core sovereign

Intel has shared a PCMark 10 storage performance benchmark result for the i9-11900K that shows the upcoming Rocket Lake-S chip ahead of the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X by +11%. Additionally, a new CPU-Z result for the Intel Core i9-11900K h...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 25 Feb 2021 12:58:00 +0100
Intel will allow people to pre-order Rocket Lake-S processors before anyone can speak about them. (Image source: Videocardz)

Intel's 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S processors launch and pre-order dates leaked; review embargo to lift two weeks after pre-orders commence

According to a new report, Intel's upcoming Rocket Lake-S processors will be available to pre-order in under three weeks. However, reviews about 11th-generation desktop processors are apparently bound by an NDA until March 30.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:15:00 +0100
The Intel Core i7-11700KF is an unlocked Rocket-Lake S processor without integrated graphics. (Image source: Intel)

The Intel Core i7-11700KF notches a single-core performance win against the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X in Geekbench, but Zen 3 Vermeer retains its advantage over Rocket-Lake S in multi-core work

The Intel Core i7-11700KF has posted some big single-core scores on Geekbench while demonstrating that it is a more than capable successor to its Comet Lake-S predecessor. The Rocket Lake-S processor appears to have a 3.6 GHz base...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:44:00 +0100
The Rocket Lake Intel Core i9-11900K has truly taken off with these latest Geekbench results. (Image source: Intel/Geekbench/SpaceQuotations - edited)

Phenomenal Intel Core i9-11900K turns the tables on the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X on Geekbench 4 while also hitting a new single-core high on Geekbench 5

The Intel Core i9-11900K has been proving its processing chops on both Geekbench 4 and Geekbench 5. On the former, the i9-11900K actually managed to reverse a typical result overview with the Ryzen 7 5800X, while on the latter the...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:35:00 +0100
The Core i7-11700 has a 65 W TDP and eight cores. (Image source: Odd Tech Reviews)

An early Intel Core i7-11700 review pits the Rocket Lake-S processor against the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X and the Core i7-10700 with some interesting results

A review for the upcoming Core i7-11700 has surfaced online, comparing Intel's upcoming Rocket Lake-S processor against its predecessor, the Core i7-10700. The review also assesses the Core i7-11700 in view of the Ryzen 7 5800X, A...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 23 Feb 2021 14:38:00 +0100
The Intel Core i9-11900KF vs Ryzen 7 5800X comparison boils down to core performance and power differences. (Image source: Intel/AMD/TechSpot - edited)

Single-core vs multi-core: Latest Intel Core i9-11900KF Geekbench run shows improvement but it's the same old story as the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X offers multi-core magnificence

The Intel Core i9-11900KF has taken another trip to Geekbench where it has managed a stronger performance in the multi-core test. However, the result when compared to the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X will leave desktop PC builders trying to ...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 23 Feb 2021 10:36:00 +0100
The entry-level Intel Core i5-11400 has shown up on Geekbench (image via ExtremeTech)

Intel Core i5-11400 Geekbench listings suggest that it is 30 percent faster than its predecessor in single-core tasks

A new set of Intel Core i5-11400 Geekbench listings have shown up online. The entry-level Rocket Lake-S CPU manages to net single-core scores of 1,490 and 1,500. Similarly, its multi-core scores are 6,576 and 6,640. We should know...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 22 Feb 2021 14:13:00 +0100
Box for the i9-11900K and new Intel Core logo on chip. (Image source: VideoCardz/PCGamesN - edited)

Images of Rocket Lake Intel Core i9 packaging leaked: The i9-11900K is so fast its box can't keep up

Pictures of the packaging for the upcoming Intel Core i9 members of the Rocket Lake-S series have leaked online. While some of the top-end parts get typically blue boxes in Intel’s updated livery, the speedy i9-11900K gets unusual...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 20 Feb 2021 11:19:00 +0100
The Intel Core i9-11900KF got stuck in the deep end when it came to multi-core performance. (Image source: Intel/Showbiz - edited)

Intel Core i9-11900KF plunges past 5 GHz on Geekbench but multi-core cramp leaves it out of its depth against AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 9 5900X

An Intel Core i9-11900KF processor from the Rocket Lake series has been spotted on Geekbench, where it managed a maximum frequency over 5 GHz. However, despite its fast clock rate, the single-core performance result left the i9-11...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 20 Feb 2021 09:52:00 +0100
A new Geekbench listing shows the Intel Core i5-11600K in poor light

Intel Core i5-11600K falls flat against the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X on Geekbench

Intel's upcoming Core i5-11600K Rocket Lake-S CPU just showed up on Geekbench. Its single and multi-core scores of 1,565 and 6,220 might seem a tad disappointing compared to the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, but we can attribute it to the te...
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 19 Feb 2021 15:29:00 +0100
Alder Lake-S Golden Cove cores may offer a 20% IPC boost over Willow Cove. (Image Source: Videocardz)

Intel Rocket Lake-S to be available on March 15; Golden Cove cores in 10 nm Enhanced SuperFin Alder Lake-S touted to offer up to 20% IPC increase over Willow Cove

Intel's upcoming 11th gen Rocket Lake-S led by the Core i9-11900K will launch on March 15, according to a report from HKEPC. The publication also states that the 12th gen Alder Lake-S will be announced sometime in September, and t...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 18 Feb 2021 06:51:00 +0100
The Intel Core i7-11700 processor has a 16 MB L3 cache. (Image source: Intel)

Rocket Lake i7-11700 helps Intel secure the single-core performance crown for now as it crushes the i7-10700K and overtakes the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X at 4.88 GHz on Geekbench

An Intel Core i7-11700 has passed through Geekbench testing with flying colors, hitting 4.8 GHz and recording an incredible single-core performance score that easily surpasses the i7-10700K and just squeezes past the AMD Ryzen 7 5...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 13 Feb 2021 13:29:00 +0100
The Intel Core i9-11900T offers a powerful single-core performance. (Image source: Intel)

Intel Core i9-11900T pops up on Geekbench with UHD Graphics 750: Power-optimized Rocket Lake chip hits 4.89 GHz and floors the i9-10900T in single-core performance

A low-power Intel Core i9-11900T chip from the Rocket Lake family has appeared on Geekbench. The i9-11900T, which has an iGPU in the form of the UHD Graphics 750, recorded a clock rate of 4.89 GHz and produced an outstanding singl...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 13 Feb 2021 09:29:00 +0100
AMD could finally break the 5.0 GHz barrier. (Image Source: PC Wale on YouTube)

Updated | AMD rumored to break the 5 GHz boost barrier with improved Zen 3 CPUs, announcement coming next week

The upcoming Rocket Lake desktop CPUs can reach 5.3 GHz boost clocks and Intel hopes to reclaim the single-core crown, but it looks like AMD is ready to announce a countermove that could essentially render the whole Rocket Lake la...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 12 Feb 2021 17:13:00 +0100
The Core i9-11900K has been compared against two eight-core AMD processors a month ahead of its launch. (Image source: Bilibili)

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

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-cor...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 12 Feb 2021 14:53:00 +0100
The upcoming Ice Lake Xeon will reportedly feature 40 cores and a 270W TDP (Image source: Intel)

Intel Ice Lake Xeon's still on: tipster talks of a 40-core design with a 270W TDP and PCIe 4.0 support, but Zen 4 EPYC Genoa could have the last laugh

Tipster @momomo_us recently shared details of what appears to be an upcoming Intel Ice Lake Xeon SP model. The part in question features 40 cores, running at 2.4 GHz, with a 270W TDP. @momomo_us further confirmed that lower-tier m...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Fri, 12 Feb 2021 08:06:00 +0100
Gigabyte H410M boards have a compatibility workaround for Intel's Rocket Lake processors. (Image source: Intel/Gigabyte - edited)

Intel officially announces that B460 and H410 chipsets won't support Rocket Lake chips but Gigabyte's H410M motherboards offer a cheeky workaround

Intel has officially confirmed that the upcoming 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S desktop processors will not be supported by either the H410 or B460 chipsets. These chipsets utilize the LGA 1200 socket and are based on the 22nm manufacturi...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 09 Feb 2021 10:06:00 +0100
The Intel Core i9-11900K has shown up once again on Geekbench

Intel Core i9-11900K blazes past the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X in Geekbench single-core test

The upcoming Intel Core i9-11900K managed to best the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X on Geekbench's single-core benchmark. The 14nm Rocket Lake processor managed to net single-core scores of 1,905, 1,902 and 1,895. Its clock speed hovered arou...
Anil Satyanarayana, Sun, 07 Feb 2021 08:34:00 +0100
Intel is back to dominating PassMark's single-thread chart again. (Image source: PassMark/Intel - edited)

Intel Core i9-11900K and i7-11700K keep Ryzen 5000 at bay as PassMark posts latest single-thread performance chart update

PassMark has recently updated its CPU Mark single-thread performance chart and two Rocket Lake chips in the forms of the Intel Core i9-11900K and i7-11700K occupy the top two positions. There was some resistance from Vermeer, espe...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 31 Jan 2021 08:16:00 +0100
Key specifications on some Intel Rocket Lake-S SKUs have been leaked online

New leak sheds light on key Intel Core i9-11900K, Core i7-11700K and Core i5-11600K specifications

An internal MSI document has spilled the beans about three Intel Rocket Lake-S processors, the Core i9-11900K, Core i7-11700K and Core i5-11600K. It reconfirms reports from earlier, stating that the Core i9-11900K and Core i7-1170...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 27 Jan 2021 23:53:00 +0100
The Intel Core i7-11700 is part of the 14nm Rocket Lake 11th Gen series. (Image source: Intel/CreativeBloq - edited)

Intel Core i7-11700 wallops the i7-10700K by +21% in single-core test and even outpoints the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X - but it was via UserBenchmark

The Intel Core i7-11700 has been spotted producing an enormous single-core score on a synthetic benchmark site. The Rocket Lake-S chip outpaced the i7-10700K by quite a margin and even scored higher than the maximum result for the...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 27 Jan 2021 08:34:00 +0100
Intel Alder Lake-S may arrive within six months after Rocket Lake-S launch. (Image Source: Videocardz)

Intel 12th gen Alder Lake-S rumored to launch in September, expected to feature GT0.5 and GT1 Xe LP iGPUs

Intel may launch the 12th gen Alder Lake-S family as early as September this year alongside 600-series chipset-based motherboards, just six months after Rocket Lake-S becomes available. Alder Lake-S will feature a similar Xe LP iG...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 25 Jan 2021 15:46:00 +0100
The Intel Core i9-11900K offers unrivalled single-threaded performance, according to PassMark. (Image source: Intel)

The Intel Core i9-11900K excels in PassMark single-threaded performance but succumbs to the AMD Ryzen 5000 series in other CPU Mark metrics

The Intel Core i9-11900K has posted the highest single-threaded rating on PassMark, putting it 6% ahead of the Core i7-11700K and 7% beyond the Ryzen 7 5800X. AMD's Vermeer processors retain a massive lead in other PassMark metric...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 25 Jan 2021 13:08:00 +0100
The Intel Core i5-11500 has a TDP of 65 W and could be launched in March. (Image source: Intel)

Intel Core i5-11500 demands attention as it outscores the i7-11700K and offers almost +30% gains over the i5-10400F in Geekbench single-core benchmark

Another Rocket Lake-S processor has shown up on Geekbench in the form of the 6-core, 12-thread Intel Core i5-11500. The sample produced a surprisingly good result that nipped past a recent i7-11700K single-core test score. The i5-...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 24 Jan 2021 05:41:00 +0100
The Core i7-11700K is of one Intel's upcoming Rocket Lake-S processor. (Image source: Intel)

The Intel Core i7-11700K loses out to the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X in a big way in early Geekbench single-core and multi-core benchmarks

The Intel Core i7-11700K has appeared on Geekbench 5 to showcase its single-core and multi-core performance. The eight-core processor cannot match the single-core performance of the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X and even falls behind the mult...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 22 Jan 2021 20:56:00 +0100
The Intel Core i9-11900K's price has been reported as €499.70 (US$604) without VAT. (Image source: TecLab)

Intel Core i9-11900K produces an ominous Geekbench single-core result that takes the i9-10900K by +32% and leaves the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 9 5950X out of sight

A sample of the Intel Core i9-11900K has finally been unearthed on Geekbench and the Rocket Lake-S chip has produced a gigantic single-core score. Utilizing a Gigabyte Z490 Aorus Master board enabled the i9-11900K to score over +3...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 22 Jan 2021 08:54:00 +0100
Rocket Lake-S is not looking particularly impressive against the AMD competition. (Image Source: TechnoSports)

Intel's i5-11400 6-core Rocket Lake-S CPU appears on Geekbench, lags behind similar AMD Ryzen 3000 / 5000 models

The Rocket Lake-S hexa-core is around 10% faster than the Comet Lake-S predecessor, and it almost matches the i7-8700K with considerably higher clocks, but it still lags behind the Ryzen 5 3600X in multi-core loads, while the Ryze...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 21:06:00 +0100
The Alder Lake series will support PCI Express 5.0. (Image source: Intel/Mr Gadget)

16-core Intel Alder Lake-S desktop processor's SiSoftware entry reveals specs, Xe Gen 12.2 iGPU details, 30 MB L3 cache, and DDR5 memory support

A 16-core Alder Lake-S processor from Intel has been spotted revealing some of its secrets on the SiSoftware database. Along with once again confirming support for DDR5 memory, the listing gave some details about the Xe Gen 12.2 i...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 19 Jan 2021 22:34:00 +0100
Intel Rocket Lake-S will offer UHD Graphics 730 and UHD Graphics 750 Xe iGPUs. (Image Source: Intel)

Intel Rocket Lake-S Xe integrated graphics will be known as UHD Graphics 730 and UHD Graphics 750

Rocket Lake-S will use the Tiger Lake Xe graphics core, but it will be named as UHD Graphics 730 (24 EUs) and UHD Graphics 750 (32 EUs), according to leaked driver listings. A UHD Graphics P750 for the enterprise is also seen. Roc...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 19 Jan 2021 10:56:00 +0100
Few retailers have posted price lists for the entire 11th gen Rocket Lake-S lineup. (Image Source: Intel)

Intel Rocket Lake-S price leak indicates Core i9-11900K to be 10% cheaper than Core i9-10900K and close to Ryzen 7 5800X, but lack of MSRP info makes pricing comparisons difficult

Pricing information for Intel's upcoming 11th gen Rocket Lake-S chips has leaked on Belgian retailer 2compuite's site. According to prices listed by 2compute, the Core i9-11900K looks to be about 10% cheaper than the Core i9-10900...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sun, 17 Jan 2021 22:45:00 +0100
MSI MEG Z590 GODLIKE and Asus ROG Maximus XIII Extreme Glacial. (Image source: MSI/Asus)

Asus and MSI reveal their price lists for Rocket Lake Z590 motherboards ranging from €185 (US$224) all the way up to €1,516 (US$1,838)

Asus and MSI have released details about their new Z590 motherboards with the LGA 1200 socket that offer support for Comet Lake and Rocket Lake chips from Intel. MSI’s range features 12 boards that are headlined by a revamped MEG ...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 14 Jan 2021 16:05:00 +0100
The Asus ExpertBook B9450CEA comes in at a light 2.2 lbs. All images via Asus

CES 2021 | Asus revamps ExpertBook B9 with Intel vPro, 11th Gen Tiger Lake, and Intel Evo, all in the lightest business laptop on the market

Asus has upgraded its ultralight ExpertBook B9 line of business laptops. The new ExpertBook B9450CEA features Intel 11th Gen Tiger Lake Core i7 CPUs, Intel vPro, and are Intel Evo certified.
Sam Medley, Wed, 13 Jan 2021 19:00:00 +0100
Rocket Lake-S prices and release date have yet to be officially revealed. (Image source: Intel/AMD - edited)

Rocket Lake-S vs Zen 3: Geekbench single-core charts headed by four Ryzen 5000 parts but the Intel Core i9-11900K and i7-11700K should rain on that parade

The Geekbench 5 processor benchmark chart for single-core performance is currently headed by four Zen 3 parts, with the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X leading the pack on an average score of 1,680. However, Rocket Lake-S CPUs like the Intel Co...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 12 Jan 2021 14:28:00 +0100
Intel Rocket Lake-S Core i9-11900K. (Image Source: Intel)

CES 2021 | 11th gen Rocket Lake-S Core i9 11900K challenges AMD Ryzen 9 5900X in gaming tests as Intel previews 11th gen 45 W Tiger Lake and Alder Lake

Intel showed off a preview of the Rocket Lake-S Core i9-11900K and compared its gaming performance against a PC powered by the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X. The performance improvements seem within the margin of error for now. Intel also bri...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 11 Jan 2021 22:32:00 +0100
The Ryzen brand has been incredibly successful for AMD since it was launched in Q1 2017. (Image source: AMD/Ingebor - edited)

Huge AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 5 5600X sales combine with Matisse in Mindfactory report to leave Intel's Rocket Lake with a Sisyphean task

Latest sales data from Mindfactory has been compiled into a handful of charts and graphs that make for great reading for AMD, with both Matisse and Vermeer parts selling by the truckload. The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 5 5600X jo...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 11 Jan 2021 13:28:00 +0100
An unnamed Rocket Lake-S chip has been involved in some extreme overclocking. (Image source: @PttpcWorld)

Overclocked Intel Rocket Lake-S processor flies past 6.9 GHz using a likely Gigabyte Z590 Aorus motherboard while the RAM hits a beyond diabolical 6,666 MHz

A mysterious Intel Rocket Lake-S processor has been overclocked to an incredible rate of 6.923 GHz with the help of plenty of liquid nitrogen and probably a Gigabyte Z590 Aorus motherboard. A couple of video clips of the feat have...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 08 Jan 2021 20:19:00 +0100
2021 may end up being a crucial year in Intel's history. (Image Source: Wired)

High-stakes investor pressuring Intel to overhaul the manufacture and design operations

Intel investor Third Point is urging for the adoption of serious measures to restore the chip maker's market position. Suggested solutions include selling off unnecessary acquisition and splitting up the manufacture and design ope...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 07 Jan 2021 22:17:00 +0100
The Intel Core i9-11900K is showing the signs of being a major performer. (Image source: benchmark.pl)

Intel Core i9-11900K sample goes through benchmark battery including Cinebench R20 and CPU-Z but PCIe issues force it behind an i9-10900KF in gaming tests

The Rocket Lake-S flagship processor Intel Core i9-11900K has been put through a whole battery of benchmarks by YouTuber ChaoWanKe. The i9-11900K once again produced incredible single-thread results in CPU-Z, but it could not exce...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 06 Jan 2021 06:09:00 +0100
The Intel Core i7-11700K could be Team Blue's price-performance contender. (Image source: Cloudware blog)

Intel Core i7-11700K pips the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X for the PassMark single-thread performance chart crown and scores nearly 15% more than the i7-10700K

The upcoming Rocket Lake-S Intel Core i7-11700K has been proving its undeniable value on PassMark, with a first sample managing to snatch the lead in the CPU Mark single-thread performance chart. The i7-11700K zipped past its fell...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 05 Jan 2021 06:38:00 +0100
AMD briefly surpassed Intel's market share in PassMark's CPU usage database. However, Intel quickly took the lead later in the day. (Image via PassMark)

AMD briefly passes Intel in desktop CPU market share for first time in 15 years, according to PassMark

According to PassMark's CPU usage data, which measures the percentage of CPUs running the company's benchmarks by brand, AMD briefly overtook Intel in total Desktop CPU usage share. However, this victory was short-lived. Intel als...
Sam Medley, Mon, 04 Jan 2021 23:57:00 +0100
Upcoming Intel Z590 motherboards will indeed feature PCIe 4.0 support, though not for Comet Lake (Image source: Intel)

Comet Lake S won’t be getting PCIe 4.0 support on upcoming Intel Z590 motherboards

A WCCFTech investigation into AIB Z590 partner boards indicates that Intel’s new platform will only support the PCIe 4.0 standard with Rocket Lake S processors. While Comet Lake S owners will be able to use Z590 boards, they’ll be...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 04 Jan 2021 08:43:00 +0100
The i9-11900K is an 8-core, 16-thread CPU. (Image source: Synopsis)

Overclocked Intel Core i9-11900K @5.2 GHz on all cores can beat the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X in single-thread and multithread benchmarks but at a massive power cost

The Rocket Lake Intel Core i9-11900K processor has turned up another astonishing CPU-Z benchmark score, with an overclocked sample with all cores at 5.2 GHz managing higher single-thread and multithread test results than the AMD R...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 02 Jan 2021 05:36:00 +0100
Rocket Lake is Intel's 11th Generation of desktop processors. (Image source: Intel)

Rocket Lake Intel Core i9-11900K slips past AMD Ryzen 9 5950X in single-thread benchmark by 2.7-5.7% - just don't mention multithread performance, power, or delays

The Rocket Lake-S flagship processor Intel Core i9-11900K has recorded a CPU-Z single-thread benchmark score that takes it past AMD’s 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X by 2.7-5.7% depending on the test run. While this will likely make the upc...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 01 Jan 2021 05:26:00 +0100

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