In the last hours, the specifications of the Intel Core i9 and i7 processor family , which belong to the Rocket Lake-S architecture, have been discovered.
The Rocket Lake-S architecture is going to represent a major upgrade for the Core processor family , adding official support for PCIe 4.0, as well as increasing IPC performance, the highest since the Skylake architecture.
In this reveal, we can already see the magnification clocks of the B-0 variants, which are basically from the QS models and are not the definitive ones from the Intel Core i9 and i7 family. Other clocks can also be viewed depending on the number of active cores, offering a whole world of possible combinations.
The top-of-the-line model in the series, the Intel Core i9-11900K and KF , has base clock speeds of 3.5 GHz, and can boost up to 5.3 GHz . The clock speed on all cores (8) is 4.8 GHz. The default TDP value is 125W.
The Core i7-11700K model , which shares the 8 cores and 16 threads of the i9 models, has a base clock speed of 3.6 GHz and a boost clock of up to 5 GHz . The boost clock speed on all cores is a maximum of 4.6 GHz. In this way, the only difference between the i7 and i9 would be the clock speeds.
Intel is preparing a total of 10 models between the Core i7 and Core i9 for launch. TDPs range from a paltry 25W to 125W.
Rocket Lake-S is expected to deliver an 18% IPC performance increase over the previous generation Comet Lake-S. This new Rocket Lake-S family will continue to be manufactured with a 14nm node. Let’s wait for the launch of the new Core in March.