It was coming, and we knew something of this sort would be happening as Intel’s latest 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S desktop processors have beaten AMD’s new Ryzen 5000 series processors in gaming. However, the margin is very slender, Intel’s 8 core does somehow manage to beat AMD’s 12 core counterpart in gaming.
Thanks to the new architecture called the Cypress Cove, Intel has been able to get as much as 19% IPC gain than last-gen still using the 14nm process. Intel has demoed its upcoming 8-core flagship the Core i9-11900K against AMD’s 12-core Ryzen 9 5900X.
This is a fierce battle because AMD has made significant gains with Zen 3 and Intel has in fact managed to beat AMD with a slender margin at 1080p. In 1440p and 4K, the difference could be slender or none in fact which is why Intel has showcased the charts in 1080p for a lot of games like Gears of War 5, Cyberpunk 2077, Watch Dogs Legion and others:
As we see in almost all games at 1080p, Intel manages to beat AMD but not by a huge margin, and the highest difference is up to 8%. Well, although this might sound like a marketing gimmick to show the lead over AMD by a narrow margin, 11th Gen Intel Rocket Lake-S does in fact brings a lot of new features.
The inclusion of PCIe Gen 4 support, USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 standard and Intel’s powerful 12th generation Xe graphics iGPU might sound to be exciting for Intel fans out there. With boost clock speeds of 5.3 GHz and RAM speeds to DDR4-3200 without any overclocking, Intel has promised a lot and the availability of these CPUs is scheduled for Q1 2021.