Consumer Electronics Show 2021 brought along with it many spectacles and baffling products in the market. Intel also unveiled its most anticipated and upcoming 11th generation Rocket Lake-S processor during the event. Though Intel only spoke about the Core i9-11900K, we have seen leaked price lists confirming the names of other Rocket Lake-S CPUs as well.
According to sources, Intel’s 11th generation desktop chips will sport UHD Graphics 7xx series GPUs. This information comes via known leaker @KOMAHCI_ENSAKA on Twitter, who seems to have discovered driver entries for four UHD Graphics GPUs.
Though complete specifications regarding the new processor are still under wraps we know that Rocket Lake-S is based on the 14 nm Cypress Cove architecture. Rocket Lake-S will have eight cores and 16 threads in the Core i9-11900K but will also feature only 32 execution units (EUs) of Intel Xe graphics.
According to leaker Komachi, the 32 EUs part will be called the UHD Graphics 750 and the 24 EUs variant will be known as UHD Graphics 730. But it’s not even confirmed that there would be an SKU with less than 24 EUs.
Early benchmark results indicate that the 32 EU UHD Graphics 730 should perform about 10% faster compared to a 32 EU-Ice Lake. The presence of 32 EUs in Rocket Lake-S will not be a problem for most of the buyers, as most of the buyers invest in a discrete GPU solution. Besides, with Intel going back to using SVID VRMs and large CPU cores, the lower EU count is probably justified.
Intel is slowly losing its desktop-CPU market share to its rival AMD. It remains to be seen as to how the new CPU from intel will perform in the market.