What will be the 11th generation Core processors that Intel will present in response to the Ryzen 5000 series and the innovations it will bring?
We recently gathered all the information we have about Intel’s 11th generation Rocket Lake-S desktop processors. Afterwards, we talked about the technical features of CPUs such as Core i9-11900K, i7-11700K, i5-11600K and i5-11400.
Meanwhile, we expect the new processors of the blue team in March 2021. As the date approaches, the number of leaks continues to increase. Now let’s take a look at what awaits us with some slide visuals.
Rocket Lake-S Platform Features
New Cypress Cove Cores: Cypress Cove cores, which are the backport of 10nm Willow Cove cores and based on 14 nm production, will play a key role for new processors. Intel is expected to focus a lot on IPC gains.
New Memory Controller: DDR4-3200 MHz local memory support can be provided as a result of the improvements made in the memory controller in the CPU.
PCIe 4.0 Support: We have mentioned many times that PCIe Gen 4 technology will be enabled with new processors.
PCIe Lanes: With 4 newly added PCIe lanes, the CPU will have a total of 40 PCIe lanes. Thus, users will be able to benefit from high speed PCIe 4.0 SSDs. In addition, external graphics cards will benefit from this wide data bus.
Xe Graphics: Xe graphics developed by Intel will also be integrated into the new Rocket Lake CPUs. There are performance gains of up to 50% compared to the old generation graphics architecture.
New Media Encoders: Support HEVC, VP9 and SSC up to 4K60 FPS. However, AV1 support up to 4K 60 FPS.
Screen Resolution: Support up to 3 4K60 or 2 5K60 displays. Support for DisplayPort 1.4a, HDMI 2.0b and HBR3.
Intel Deep Learning Boost: Acceleration technology that supports AI workloads.
IPC improvements with new processor architecture.
Integrated Xe Graphics.
Advanced overclocking capability and features.
Up to 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes.
Intel Deep Learning Boost and VNNI support.
Integrated USB 3.2 Gen2x2 connection interface.
New Intel 500 series chipsets / motherboards.
8 Core Intel Core i9-11900K Specifications
The chip at the top of the series contains 8 cores and 16 threads, as we said before. On the other hand, it is reported that 16 MB L3 cache (2 MB per core) and 4 MB L2 cache structure will be used. While the chip is rated at 3.5 GHz base clock, it will be able to max out at 5.2 GHz on a single core.
It should also be noted that the i9-11900K will have the Thermal Velocity Boost feature, which provides a speed increase of 100 MHz. Finally, PL1 power consumption value is said to be 125W and PL2 value is 250W. What would it be like if there was a CPU using 10 cores and 20 threads?
8 Core Intel Core i7-11700K Specifications
Let’s get to its little brother Core i7-11700K. This processor will apparently come with the same number of cores and threads as the Core i9-11900K. As you can imagine, the difference will occur in clock speeds.
According to uncertain information, 5.0 GHz levels can be seen in a single core with the Core i7-11700. When all cores work together, values such as 4.6 GHz will appear. Even the amount of cache the i7 CPU has is said to be the same. The PL1 value will remain the same as 125W, while the PL2 value will hover in the range 225-250W. Obviously, how the blue team will price the Core i7 and Core i9 processors is a matter of curiosity.
6 Core Intel Core i5-11600K Specifications
More appealing to the middle class, the Core i5-11600K is a 6-core and 12-thread processor as we expected. The Ryzen 5 5600X’s new competitor can achieve high frequency speeds of 4.9 GHz on a single core. It is also among the data that the frequency will be pulled to 4.7 GHz in the whole core.
On the other hand, we’re looking at a 12MB L3 and 3MB L2 cache configuration. Finally, let’s remind you once again that the Core i5 family will not support the Thermal Velocity Boost feature.
6 Core Intel Core i5-11400 Specifications
In the last row, there is the Core i5-11400, which many people can choose and are curious about the price / performance ratio. The unlocked 6-core chip can reach a clock speed of 4.4 GHz on a single core and will run at 4.2 GHz on all cores.
The i5-11400 is limited to 65W, which is now standard. However, it is said that it can increase to 125W in the PL2 stage.