Intel Core i9-11900K Beats the Ryzen 7 5800X in Single-Threaded Benchmarks

As the launch date of Intel’s 11th Gen processors nears, we’re seeing more and more leaked benchmarks of the new Rocket Lake-S parts. Today, multiple such tests have surfaced, indicating that Intel will indeed take back the gaming and IPC crown from AMD in the coming months:


First up, we have the GB5 benchmark where the Core i9-11900K has been overclocked to 5.3GHz across all cores. Despite that, the 11th Gen flagship fails the beat the lower clocked Ryzen 7 5800X in the multi-threaded test. The single-threaded benchmark, however, does see the 11900K take a small lead over the 5800X.

We also have a PassMark benchmark to consider. Despite the two tests being fairly different from one another, the same results are reproduced. The Core i9-11900K is a smidge faster in the single-threaded test but falls behind in the multi-threaded benchmark.

Essentially, the launch of Rocket Lake takes us back to the Ryzen 3000-9th Gen scenario where AMD has the lead in multi-threaded workloads such as content creation, but Intel is still faster in gaming. The only difference is that this time around the deltas are going to be much smaller on both sides.


Computer Engineering dropout (3 years), writer, journalist, and amateur poet. I started my first technology blog, Techquila while in college to address my hardware passion. Although largely successful, it was a classic example of too many people trying out multiple different things but getting nothing done. Left in late 2019 and been working on Hardware Times ever since.

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