Intel Core i9-11900K (Rocket Lake-S Flagship) Gaming Benchmark Leaks Out

An Ashes Escalation benchmark of Intel’s next-gen gaming flagship, the Core i9-11900K has been spotted. The CPU was paired with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and tested at the 1080p Crazy preset using the DirectX12 API.


As you can see in the above image, the 11900K nets 62 FPS (62.8 to be exact). close to 10% faster than the present flagship, the Core i9-10900K which yields 58 FPS. Keep in mind that this benchmark is GPU bound, so the actual deltas will likely be wider. Furthermore, unlike most games, Ashes utilizes as many as 16 physical cores, so it wouldn’t be surprising if the two CPUs perform closer to one another compared to other games.

With Rocket Lake-S, Intel will once again be limited to eight-core CPUs, relying on IPC gains and higher boost frequencies for an advantage in gaming workloads. Everything else is almost certainly going to be AMD’s playground, thanks to a core count of up to 16 on the Ryzen 9 parts.

Rocket Lake will leverage the Cypress Cove core architecture which is basically a 14nm backport of Sunny Cove design used by Ice Lake. It’s supposed to be Intel’s last 14nm mainstream lineup, expected to be followed shortly afterwards by the 10nm Alder Lake-S hybrid processors.


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