Intel 11th Gen Core series to feature Rocket Lake-S and Comet Lake-S Refresh CPUs

Published: 19th Dec 2020, 13:23 GMT   Comments

Please note that this post is tagged as a rumor.

Intel’s 11th Gen Core is not just Rocket Lake.

Intel 11th Gen Core lineup detailed will feature both Rocket Lake-S and Comet Lake-S Refresh CPUs

A website called ijiandao.com published the details on the upcoming Intel’s 11th Gen Core series codenamed Rocket Lake-S. As it turns out the codename might have been wrongly exclusively attached to the 11th Gen Core, as the latest rumor claims that the series will also feature CPUs based on current-gen series, aka Comet Lake-S.

Intel Rocket Lake-S CPU, Source: ijiandao

According to the website, Intel’s 11th Gen Core lineup would feature Rocket Lake-S for its Core i5, i7, and i9 SKUs while Comet Lake-S Refresh would appear for Core i3 and slower variants. That said, the whole series would not exclusively feature Cypress Cove core architecture and Xe-LP graphics. Instead, we would be getting a refresh for dual-core and quad-core SKUs with the Skylake-based Comet Lake-S processors.

The Core i9 series will feature three SKUs: 11900K, 11900, and 11900T. There are no surprises here when it comes to their TDP specs: K – 125W, non-K – 65W, and T – 35W. Both the i9 and  i7 SKUs would offer 16MB of cache and Intel’s latest Gen12 Xe-LP GPU with 32 Execution Units.

All Core i5 processors will feature 6-cores and 12 threads. Meaning that Intel is following its decision to discontinue artificial hyper-threading segmentation where some SKUs had it disabled. The 11600 and 11500 series will both offer 32 Xe Graphics GPU cores, while the 11400 series will be limited to 24 EUs.

Meanwhile, the Core i3 series would rely on Comet Lake-S Refresh. It is unclear what the refresh here stands for, but one would guess that the processors will carry higher frequencies across the stack:

Intel’s next-gen Pentium and Celeron SKUs are also to feature Comet Lake-S Refresh. The specifications that were shared by the website appear identical to the current generation, so we are only expecting a frequency boost:

Intel 11th Gen Core Lineup, Source: ijiandao

Leaker @momomo_us also had some 11th Gen Core specs to share today. Thanks to him we might now know the specs of the two variants that are too listed above but without the frequencies. Momomo’s leaks reveal that the 8-core Core i7-11700 non-K CPU would have a turbo clock of 4.9 GHz. Meanwhile, the 6-core CPU called Core i5-11400 would boost up to 4.4 GHz.

These would, in fact, be lower base frequencies when we compare SKUs to SKUs from 10th and 11th Generation: (2.9 -> 2.5 GHz) and  (2.9 -> 2.6 GHz), but at the same time, it would be an upgrade for Turbo (4.8 -> 4.9 GHz) and (4.3 -> 4.4 GHz). It is unclear why would Rocket Lake-S CPUs offer lower base clocks, but Cypress Cove architecture is expected to bring an IPC increase over Skylake-based CPUs, so it might not be an issue:

Intel 11th Gen Core Specs, Source: @momomo_us

Intel Mainstream Core Series
SKUCores / ThreadsBase ClockAll Core TurboTurbo Boost 2.0Turbo Boost Max 3.0Therm. Velocity Bst/All CoreTDPMSRP
Intel 11th Gen Core Rocket Lake-S
i9-11900K
 
8C/16T
 
3.5 GHz
TBCTBCTBC
 
5.3/4.8 GHz
 
125W
TBC
i9-11900
 
8C/16T
TBCTBCTBCTBCTBC
 
65W
TBC
i7-11700K
 
8C/16T
TBC
 
4.6 GHz
TBC
 
5.0 GHz
 
125W
TBC
i7-11700
 
8C/16T
 
2.5 GHz
TBCTBC
 
4.9 GHz
 
65W
i5-11600K
 
6C/12T
TBC
 
4.6 GHz
 
4.9 GHz
 
125W
TBC
i5-11600
 
6C/12T
TBCTBCTBC
 
65W
TBC
i5-11500
 
6C/12T
TBCTBCTBC
 
65W
TBC
i5-11400
 
6C/12T
 
2.6 GHz
 
4.2 GHz
 
4.4 GHz
 
65W
TBC
Intel 11th Gen Core Comet Lake-S
i3-11320
 
4C/8T
TBCTBCTBC
 
65W
TBC
i3-11300
 
4C/8T
TBCTBCTBC
 
65W
TBC
i3-11100
 
4C/8T
TBCTBCTBC
 
65W
TBC
Intel 10th Gen Core Comet Lake-S
i9-10900K
 
10C/20T
 
3.7 GHz
 
4.8 GHz
 
5.1 GHz
 
5.2 GHz
 
5.3/4.9 GHz
 
125W
 
$488
i9-10900
 
10C/20T
 
2.8 GHz
 
4.5 GHz
 
5.0 GHz
 
5.1 GHz
 
5.2/4.6 GHz
 
65W
 
$439
i9-10850K
 
10C/20T
 
3.6 GHz
 
4.7 GHz
 
5.0 GHz
 
5.1 GHz
 
5.2/4.8 GHz
 
125W
 
$453
i7-10700K
 
8C/16T
 
3.8 GHz
 
4.7 GHz
 
5.0 GHz
 
5.1 GHz
 
125W
 
$374
i7-10700
 
8C/16T
 
2.9 GHz
 
4.6 GHz
 
4.7 GHz
 
4.8 GHz
 
65W
 
$323
i5-10600K
 
6C/12T
 
4.1 GHz
 
4.5 GHz
 
4.8 GHz
 
125W
 
$262
i5-10600
 
6C/12T
 
3.3 GHz
 
4.4 GHz
 
4.8 GHz
 
65W
 
$213
i5-10500
 
6C/12T
 
3.1 GHz
 
4.2 GHz
 
4.5 GHz
 
65W
 
$192
i5-10400
 
6C/12T
 
2.9 GHz
 
4.0 GHz
 
4.3 GHz
 
65W
 
$182
i3-10320
 
4C/8T
 
3.8 GHz
 
4.4 GHz
 
4.6 GHz
 
65W
 
$154
i3-10300
 
4C/8T
 
3.7 GHz
 
4.2 GHz
 
4.4 GHz
 
65W
 
$143
i3-10100
 
4C/8T
 
3.6 GHz
 
4.1 GHz
 
4.3 GHz
 
65W
 
$122

Source: ijiandao via @harukaze5719




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