It will be sometime before Intel can counteract AMD and the new Zen3 processors. Rumors ascribe strong values to the upcoming Rocket Lake CPUs: With turbo clock rates of 5.5 GHz, Intel is said to want to regain the single-core crown.
Tick Tock with the best single-core performance
AMD’s introduction of the Ryzen 5000 series was nothing less than a bang for the industry. Should the presented values prove to be true under real conditions, Intel will have to give up in many scenarios after the multicore performance also with the single-core performance. For the time being, Intel has its back to the wall, because, according to its own statements, you can only strike back with the Intel Rocket Lake CPU in the first quarter of 2021. New leaks now give another outlook on performance.
As Wccftech writes, the new rumors are due to tech insiders and mostly reliable leakers like ITCooker and MebiuW. First, the previously known details that the rumor mill recently attributed to Intel’s next generation of desktop CPUs:
- Full support of the PCI-e Gen 4.0 protocol
- AVX512 can achieve higher performance at the expense of heat and power consumption
- Both the size of the L1 cache and the L2 cache has increased significantly. (L1 48KB / L2 512KB)
As ITCooker is now again explaining, Intel will again manufacture its 11th generation of CPUs in the 14 nm process but will complete the largest architecture upgrade since Skylake in 2015. “The architecture is specifically designed for gaming and will allow Intel to get more profit from gaming compared to regular workloads,” said Wccftech.
Easily overclock to 5 GHz with all cores
In terms of overclocking ability, Rocket Lake should make it easy to bring all cores to 5 GHz, as MeibuW reports, Intel also has ambitious goals for boost speeds: Rocket Lake Core i9 chips could therefore achieve a turbo of 5.5 GHz – an increase of 200 MHz compared to the Core i9-10900K. Team Blau should rely on a structure with 8 cores and 16 threads for the i9 and i7, with the i5 accordingly having 6 cores and 12 threads.
There are also rumors about prices: Core i7 Rocket Lake could therefore come on the market for 400 US dollars, which would allow a good positioning compared to the AMD Ryzen 9 5800X. The Core i5 variant is priced at 250-300 US dollars, a little less than the AMD Ryzen 55600X. As always, rumors should all be treated with caution.