The Rocket Lake-S processors, which Intel is due to present in March, have already shone on the web more than once, including in various benchmarks. But often it was just one test.
Now, more complete testing of the new flagship CPU Core i9-11900K has appeared on the Web. True, it is not clear which sample took part in the testing and how close in its parameters it is to the serial processors. In any case, this is the first time such a voluminous test of this CPU has appeared, so it’s worth evaluating.
So, in CPU-Z and Cinebench R20, the novelty bypasses the current top-end 10-core CPU Core i9-10900KF and 12-core Ryzen 9 5900X in single-threaded mode, but inferior to both in multi-threaded. But the fact of superiority in the first case is quite impressive, given the old technical process and not the most recent architecture at the base. True, the same Ryzen 9 5900X has 50% more cores, so in the corresponding tasks it is unattainable for Intel’s new product, and the current flagship in many programs, apparently, will turn out faster.
As for other tests, here the AMD CPU is also ahead, but it is worth noting that in games the Core i9-11900K worked with the video card in PCIe x16 1.1 mode, which could affect performance.
In the end, everything will be decided by the price, since high single-core performance itself is often completely uninteresting for the end user.