With only a couple of days remaining before intel starts accepting pre-orders for its upcoming Rocket Lake CPUs, we are seeing more and more leaked benchmark results of the line-up. In recent news, the Core i5-11600KF & Core i5-11400F 6 Core chips have been benchmarked and their performance results have leaked out over at Chinese Chiphell Forums (via Harukaze5719).
As we already know, the i5 family will be the main choice of gamers and they will compete directly with the AMD Ryzen 5 lineup which also features 6 cores and 12 threads and has the 5600X and the 5600 as the main competition.
The Intel Core i5-11600K is a 6 core chip with 12 threads and features a clock speed of 4.9 GHz on a single and 4.6 GHz across all cores. The CPU will also feature a 12 MB of L3 cache and 3 MB of L2 cache.
One more factor which is impressive is that the i5 Rocket Lake chip will be cheaper than the AMD’s 5600X CPU. we also know that currently the Ryzen 5 5600X, as well as Intel, are being affected by the supply constraint. Coming to the Intel Core i5-11400F & non-K 11th Gen Rocket Lake Desktop CPU, the Core i5-11400 will be a 6 core and 12 thread chip with a similar core config as the Core i5-11600K but lower clock speeds of 4.4 GHz (1-core boost) and 4.2 GHz (all-core boost) for the Core i5-11400.
The Core i5-11400 chip will feature a standard 65W PL1 and 125W PL2 power limit. The performance will be similar to the K-series SKUs at a lower price.
The Intel Core i5-11600KF and Core i5-11400F lack integrated graphics, so to test them, a Gigabyte Z490 AORUS Ultra motherboard with the latest BIOS, a 16 GB memory kit comprised of DIMMs rated at DDR4-3600 (CL17-19-19-39), and a 360mm AIO liquid cooler that has a 350W cooling capability, was used for benchmarking.
During the test, the Core i5-11600KF peaked out at 210W with a max reported temperature of 85C while the Core i5-11400 peaked out at 145W with a max reported temperature of 70C.
The Intel Rocket Lake Desktop CPUs launch on the 30th of March however pre-orders will be open on the 16th of March. But, the official performance results will only be published on 30th March.