Intel has officially revealed the latest 11th generation CPUs under the Rocket Lake-S banner.

Intel 11th Gen CPU Cypress Cove

Built around the Cypress Cove architecture, you might think that this is some kind of a joke but it really has fewer core and thread counts than the last generation desktop CPUs, with the top tier i9-11900K sporting only an 8C/16T configuration this time around. But, users might experience higher performance in certain cases such as gaming that prioritizes single-thread horsepower with an emphasis on the boost and sustain clock speeds due to the IPC improvement brought by the backported Suuny Cove architecture on the 14nm node. On the subject of the integrated GPU, the Xe Graphics has been improved as well with up to 50% gain in performance while bringing in the latest iteration of Intel Quick Sync, hardware 10-bit AV1 and 12bit HEVC encode.

Intel 11th Gen Core Desktop CPU

For memory speeds, it is now tagged at 3200MHz compared to the previous 2933MHz and the overclocking potential has been tuned as well thanks to IMC decoupling. To be clear though, only the top-end i9 variants are capable of getting noticeable results due to them using the Gear 1 mode while the rest is using Gear 2 profiles which has higher latencies. Last for the most important thing is the support for PCIe 4.0 standards at 20 lanes but it still maintains backward compatibility of PCIe 3.0 to older chipsets but has higher bandwidth due to lane expansion. Talking about the newly upgraded 500 series chipsets, Intel added WiFi 6E, Wireless-AX CNVi, and Thunderbolt 4 with support of USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 20Gbps alongside refined RAM overclocking to mid-range H570 and B560 to allow mass gamers to squeeze a bit more juice out of their hardware.

Here’s a quick rundown for all announced i9/i7/i5 chips and the respective numbers.

 

Base Clock

Single-Core Boost

All Core Boost

Cores / Threads

Cache

TDP

Integrated GPU

Price

i9-11900K

3.5GHz

5.3GHz

4.8GHz

 

 

8C/16T

 

 

16MB

125W

UHD Graphics 750

USD539

i9-11900KF

3.5GHz

5.3GHz 4.8GHz 125W USD513

i9-11900

2.5GHz

5.2GHz

4.7GHz

65W

UHD Graphics 750 USD439

i9-11900F

2.5GHz

5.2GHz

4.7GHz

65W

USD422

i9-11900T

1.5GHz

4.9GHz 3.7GHz 35W UHD Graphics 750

USD439

 

Base Clock

Single-Core Boost

All Core Boost

Cores / Threads

Cache

TDP

Integrated GPU

Price

i7-11700K

3.6GHz

5.0GHz 4.6GHz  

 

8C/16T

 

 

16MB

125W UHD Graphics 750 USD339

i7-11700KF

3.6GHz

5.0GHz 4.6GHz 125W USD374

i7-11700

2.5GHz

4.9GHz

4.4GHz

65W

UHD Graphics 750

USD323

i7-11700F

2.5GHz 4.9GHz

4.4GHz

65W

USD298

i7-11700T

1.4GHz 4.6GHz

3.6GHz

35W

UHD Graphics 750

USD323

 

Base Clock

Single-Core Boost

All Core Boost

Cores / Threads

Cache

TDP

Integrated GPU

Price

i5-11600K

3.9GHz 4.9GHz 4.6GHz  

 

 

 

 

6C/12T

 

 

 

 

 

12MB

125W UHD Graphics 750 USD262

i5-11600KF

3.9GHz

4.9GHz

4.6GHz

125W

USD237

i5-11600

2.8GHz

4.8GHz

4.3GHz

65W

UHD Graphics 750

USD213

i5-11600T

1.7GHz

4.1GHz

3.5GHz

35W

UHD Graphics 750

USD213

i5-11500

2.7GHz

4.6GHz

4.2GHz

65W

UHD Graphics 750

USD192

i5-11500T

1.5GHz

3.9GHz

3.4GHz

35W

UHD Graphics 750

USD192

i5-11400

2.6GHz 4.4GHz

4.2GHz

65W

UHD Graphics 730

USD182

i5-11400F

2.6GHz

4.4GHz 4.2GHz 65W USD157

i5-11400T

1.3GHz

3.7GHz

3.3GHz

35W

UHD Graphics 730

USD182

According to Intel, the chips should start shipping around the end of March and it seems we’ll have to wait for Malaysia’s turn in getting a shipment alongside the official recommended pricing as well.

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