Having been spotted on Geekbench 5 already, the upcoming 8-core Core i7-11700K has also made its way on the older Geekbench 4, however, the results remain the same. The upcoming Intel Core i7-11700K challenges the Ryzen 7 5800X, in fact, is way ahead in single-core and edges in multi-core tests.
With this new leak on the detailed JSON output, it is evident the base frequency of the CPU will be 3.60 GHz and boost clock speeds of 5.0 GHz. Also, Intel has increased the L3 cache to 16 MB this time and the CPU was tested on a Gigabyte Z490 AORUS Master motherboard.
This confirms that most Z490 motherboards already have support for 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S CPUs, OEMs seem to be waiting for Intel to show green signal to send BIOS updates to users. Interestingly, @OneRaichu even claims that the test has been performed on DDR4-3600 memory:
As we see the Core i7-11700K scoring 7,857 points in the single-threaded test while managing 42,011 points in multi-threaded tests. This makes the new 11th Gen Core i7 much faster than last year’s Core i7-10700K, 26% faster in single-core and 19% faster multi-core.
If the scores of AnandTech are taken into consideration, the Core i7-11700K is again 12% faster than the Ryzen 7 5800X, however, a very negligible difference of just 0.3%. The story was kind of similar in the Geekbench 5 leak as well, being 9% faster in single-threaded and about 9% faster in multi-threaded tests than the Ryzen CPU.
So, its safe to say that the Core i7-11700K will be a strong competitor to AMD’s incredible Ryzen 7 5800X, however, AMD will again lose the single-core performance lead to Intel in 2021.