The recent leaks are mostly related to the upcoming 11th Gen Intel Rocket Lake CPUs and the new performance leak of the upcoming Intel Core i9-11900 doesn’t seem convincing enough, especially against the mind-blowing AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors.
The leaked performance has been spotted by Bilibili (via Videocardz) shows Intel leading in terms of single-core performance current-gen, but its multi-core scores are not that convincing. If compared with AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors, the scores look even worse in single-core and multi-core.
Intel Core i9-11900 will essentially be a locked 65W variant of the Core i9-11900K, featuring 8 cores and 16 threads, with 1.8 GHz base frequency and a 4.4 GHz boost (single-core) and 3.8 GHz (all-core). This is essentially so timid because this CPU draws only 65W (PL1) TDP while the Core i9-11900K draws 125W (PL1) TDP.
However, during full load, it will draw about 225W, whereas the Core i9-11900K will have max TDP figures of up to 250W. Intel’s cut-downs will have a significant impact on performance; the CPU was tested on an unreleased B560 chipset motherboard.
It is expected that both B560 and Z590 motherboards will be available from 11th January, two months before the 11th Gen CPUs come to market, similar to what AMD did with A520 and B550 motherboards.
In Cinebench R20, the Core i9-11900 scores 529 points in single-core, which is a small improvement over last-gen but not significant in front of the Ryzen 5000 series processors; even the budget Ryzen 5 5600X scores 598 points in our review. In multi-core, scores are also not that significant, with all 8 cores boosting to only 3.8GHz, making 4683 points.
The story remains the same in Cinebench R15 as well, the Core i9-11900 scoring just 210 points in single-core and 1929 points in multi-core, far less than that of the budget Ryzen 5 5600X. The 11th Gen Core i9 has even lower clock speeds than that of the current Core i7-10700 with boosts of 4.80 GHz on single-core and 4.60 GHz on all cores, and even the lower-end Ryzen 5 5600X can be boosted to 4.60 GHz across all of the 6 cores.
Whereas in the CPU-Z benchmark, the CPU scored 590.3 points in single-core while scoring 5121.7 points in the multi-threaded benchmark, which is pretty low. The upcoming 11th Gen Intel CPUs’ current scenario seems very dull, the only good thing being the integrated Xe graphics.