Intel has confirmed that the Rocket Lake-S desktop processor will be released in March 2021, and Twitter user @TUM_APISAK recently revealed the Rocket Lake-S desktop processor run scores, with performance similar to AMD’s Raider 7 5800X based on the 7nm process and Zen3 core architecture. The processor is running on an HP Omen desktop PC, indicating that OEMs and partners have gotten their hands on Rocket Lake processors early.

Omen test platform using HP OMEN 30L Desktop GT13-0xxx motherboard supporting 11th generation Core processors, the processor slot is still LGA 1200. the exposed CPU is most likely Core i9-11900K (speculation), built-in 8 cores 16 threads, should be the top of the 8-core SKU. the chip provides 16MB of L3 cache, 4MB of L2 cache, base frequency of 3.4GHz, RWD of 5.00GHz.

In the Geekbench 5 data, all 8 cores work at 5.00GHz. In terms of performance, the processor scored 1645 points for single-core and 9783 points for multi-core. It is similar to the Zen 3 architecture of the Raider 7 5800X (1661 single-core and 10367 multi-core). Considering the samples, Rocket Lake’s performance may be better than Zen 3 processors. Compared to the 10th generation Core i7-10700K, Rocket Lake scores 21% higher for single core and 9% higher for multi-core. The Core i9-10900K scores even lower by 17% on a single core, but the 10 cores and 20 threads make it 12% higher in terms of multi-core scores.

But it is undeniable that the 14nm process can no longer meet the power consumption and temperature brought by higher frequencies, even if Intel has a slight price advantage, but it will still make users consider carefully. Still hope that Intel can quickly take out the 10nm Alder Lake, just to upgrade the LGA1700 interface again by then.


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