Intel is at CES showing their news and they have shared a performance test of their Rocket Lake-S chips against a 12-core processor from AMD, showing that their new generation Core is fully capable of keeping up and beating them.
This test is very convenient for Intel and the processor models that were used for the test are not revealed, so it is a very strange comparison.
In the tests we see the performance results of a Rocket Lake-S processor (we presume that it is the top of the range), versus a 12-core processor from AMD, which we assume is the Ryzen 9 5900X.
In one of the screenshots, we can see both processors combined with an RTX 3080. The game we see is the Metro Exodus, where the Intel CPU manages to beat the AMD CPU by a couple of fps , 156.54 FPS compared at 147.43 FPS.
Intel also shares a slide confirming many of the features of Rocket Lake-S , many of which we have known for quite some time. The new Iris Xe graphics, 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes, the new Willow Cove cores, etc.
There is no doubt about the improvements that the Rocket Lake-S processors will bring compared to the current 10th generation Comet Lake , with improvements in the IPC. This should be enough to keep up with the Ryzen 5000 in the desktop segment, at least, until AMD launches its Ryzen 6000 series. We’ll keep you posted.