Every one of us knows Intel will be launching its 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S desktop CPUs in the coming months with a new architecture and some exceptional improvements although it’s still based on the 14nm node.
Few of these new CPUs including the Core i9-11900, Core i7-11700 & Core i7-11700K have been leaked recently by Bilibili (via Harukaze5719). Essentially these are Engineering Sample units but the ES2 variants, so improved variant over the ES1.
These 3 11th Gen Rocket Lake desktop CPUs will be featuring up to 8 cores and 16 threads, 16 MB of L3 cache, and 4 MB of L2 cache. The main differentiating factor will be the TDPs drawn, clock speeds and obviously the overclockability.
Intel Core i9-11900
This time Intel has stuck with 8 cores and 16 threads on its high-end variant as well but brought some significant improvements to both single-core and multi-core performance as they claim to have made double digit IPC improvements.
We also got the leak of this CPU earlier but this leak seems more close as this is an ES2 CPU. So, the base clock speed of 1.80 GHz remains the same and a single boost clock speed has increased to 4.5 GHz as well as the all-core boost has increased to 4.0 GHz.
Also its confirmed to support PCIe Gen 4.0 interface with support for memory overclocking and X.M.P support on budget B560 motherboards as well.
Intel Core i7-11700K
Coming to the best overclockable Core i7 CPU, the upcoming 8-core Core i7-11700K will have 3.40 GHz base clock speed and a healthy single-core boost of 4.80 GHz, which is lower than its predecessors & 4.30 GHz (all-core) boost.
The CPU is rated at 125W but at boost frequencies, however, the PL2 rating is 250W, also the leaker has confirmed that there are samples that are running at up to 5.0 GHz boost clock, close to the 5.3 GHz boost that the flagship Core i9-11900K will be offering.
Intel Core i7-11700
While the other two are of ES2 phase, but the regular Core i7-11700 is in its ES1 stage with 1.80 GHz base clock speed and single-core boost clock speeds of 4.4 GHz and a timid 3.8 GHz all-core boost.
As this is in its ES1 state, the CPU cannot even support PCIe Gen 4.0, while the memory is locked to the default 2133 MHz speed. So, expect more improvements in clock speeds and other issues with the ES2 chip.
Soon, these 11th Gen Intel CPUs will be launching next year and is expected to hit the market in Q1 2021 itself.