We take a look at the technical specifications of the four new Intel processors expected to be available in the first months of 2021.
How Intel will respond to the Ryzen 5000 series is eagerly awaited. On the desktop, the new processors will come under the code name Rocket Lake-S. The release date was confirmed by Intel as the first quarter of the year. Different leaks show that 11th generation CPUs will arrive in the second half of March.
You may ask why the blue team is down to 8 core processors. Let’s sum this up once again. The architectural structure has changed in Rocket Lake processors and Cypress Cove cores will now be used. At this point, we expect significant IPC gains. In addition, let’s note that a refined 14nm production technology will be used.
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 a 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 that provides a speed increase of 100 MHz. Finally, the PL1 power consumption value is said to be 125W and the 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 around 225-250W. Obviously, how the blue team will price the Core i7 and Core i9 processors is a matter of concern.
6 Core Intel Core i5-11600K Specifications
More appealing to the middle class, the Core i5-11600K is a processor with 6 cores and 12 threads as we expected. The Ryzen 5 5600X’s new rival can achieve high-frequency speeds of 4.9 GHz on a single core. It is also among the incoming 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
Finally, there is the Core i5-11400, which many people can choose and are curious about the price/performance ratio. The 6-core chip, which is unlocked, can reach 4.4 GHz in 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 level in the PL2 stage.
Intel 11th Generation Rocket Lake-S Processor Features
|Base Clock||Boost Clock (1 Core)||Boost Time (All Check.)||cache||TDP (PL1)|
|Core i9-11900K||8/16||3.50 GHz||5.30 GHz||4.8 GHz||16 MB||125W|
|Core i7-11700K||8/16||?||5.00 GHz||4.6 GHz||16 MB||125W|
|Core i5-11600K||6/12||?||4.90 GHz||4.7 GHz||12 MB||125W|
|Core i5-11400||6/12||?||4.40 GHz||4.2 GHz||12 MB||65W|