In addition to the specs, there is also time to see the performance results in the Cinebench R20 and CPU-Z applications.
One of the most important data is the boost clock speed of the i9-11900K, which is confirmed to reach 5.3 GHz . The processor will have 8 cores and 16 threads with a 16MB L3 cache. This number of cores would be similar to that of the i7-10700K , only with higher clock speeds.
We do not know if the sample is an ES2 model or if it is the final version that will go on sale, but the sample does not seem to work quite well. As indicated, you cannot activate PCIe 3.0 when using a graphics card (GTX 1660 Ti), but the standard is limited to PCIe x16 1.1 . This degrades performance, so a video game test cannot be done.
The test results give the following results in CPU-Z and Cinebench. In CPU-Z the i9-11900K scores 708.7 points in a single thread and 6443.9 points in the multi-thread test. Single threaded results would be above the i9-10900KF.
In Cinebench R20 you get 636 points with a single thread and 5725 points in multiple threads. With a single thread, the performance would be on par with the Ryzen 9 5900X.
The Rocket Lake-S processors will be announced at CES 2021 , but they wouldn’t be available in stores until March. We will keep you informed.