Intel’s 11th-generation Rocket Lake-S chip, which has faster gaming performance than AMD’s Rizen 5000 chips, will hit shelves on March 30, according to a new report.
The new chip will launch at 6 a.m. on March 30, according to a report by editor Andreas Schilling Hardvarelukk.de. Hardware announced the news this morning after the catastrophic situation in Germany, where the seller Mindfactori apparently started selling 11th generation processors a month before their official announcement.
Schilling also received a comment from Intel about the sale, and the company does not sound happy.
“We cannot comment on certain actions taken by retailers,” Intel officials told Schilling. “Talks are underway with partners who are confidential as part of our policy. We take our embargo agreements seriously and follow them as needed. “
A member of the forum of his website Schilling was probably hinted at the problem and reported that the chips had already been sold and were starting to test them. Computerbase.de then got involved in the action after members of his forums published the results of the Core i7-11700K tests.
Most performance reports seem to suggest that the octa-core chip performs better than previous 10th-generation Comet Lake S processors in single-threaded tasks, but that doesn’t dethrone all of AMD’s top-of-the-line Rizen 9 chips. In multi-threaded tests, 8- core versus 12-core or 16-core chip is a fairly predictable loss. However, it is awkwardly close to AMD’s Rizen 7 5800X, as well as its predecessor, the 10-core Core i7-10900K chip.
The Rocket Lake-S is a mix of the improved cores of its tenth-generation Ice Lake CPU, with the media engine and graphics cores of its 11th-generation Tiger Lake chip. Unlike the more advanced 10nm process used for Ice Lake and Tiger Lake chips, however, it is still built on Intel’s older 14nm process.
Although this Core i7-11700K Rocket Lake releases two cores compared to the previous generation, it promises the same double-digit increase in IPC in CPU efficiency that we saw in mobile parts. Intel has already proposed that the Rocket Lake S outperform AMD’s Rizen in gaming performance for single-digit numbers, as well as storage performance by about 11 percent.
What should you believe
With the actual performance results of manufacturing retail chips now in the wild, you might want to take them as your last word on Intel’s upcoming Rocket Lake S. But that could be the wrong approach. Although the processors are probably authentic, the motherboards probably work with a non-optimized BIOS for the new chip.
Over the last few generations of CPUs we’ve tested, both Intel and AMD have frequently reviewed the final optimized BIOS at the last minute to give their labs time to refine the code as well as control performance leaks. So, although these results are probably real, we can see on the final BIO, and maybe not.
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