Intel 8-core/16-thread Rocket Lake-S CPU offers similar performance to Ryzen 7 5800X

Published: 3rd Dec 2020, 08:15 GMT   Comments

Intel Rocket Lake-S makes a new appearance on the Geekbench benchmark site.

Intel Rocket Lake-S with 8-cores and 16-threads at 5.0 GHz

Alleged Rocket Lake-S CPU has been spotted at the Geekbench website (which at this point should be called “the source of all the leaks”). The CPU Model 167 Stepping 0 is an 8-core processor with 16-threads (this information is only visible through a detailed result info, look for ‘Threads’).

The CPU has not exceeded the 5.0 GHz barrier during the test, but various rumors claim that it should be broken by certain Rocket Lake-S SKUs. Whether this SKU is the flagship model running at full potential or an early engineering sample of a slower model, we don’t know yet.

The processor was tested using an HP OPEN 30L gaming desktop (codenamed GT13-0xxx) which is equipped with an HP 886C motherboard. We were unable to find any information on this particular motherboard, hence it is possible that we are looking at the Intel 500-series model, which is expected to debut alongside the Rocket Lake-S processor series.

Intel Rocket Lake-S CPUs feature new Cypress Cove core architecture going up to 8 cores and 16 threads. This is unlike the current series, as the Comet Lake-S offer up to 10 cores and 20 threads. With double-digit IPC improvement, as Intel official claims, the CPU should not only match but also offer higher performance than the current generation.

A quick comparison using Geekbench data reveals that the CPU is indeed faster than Core i9-10900K (the current flagship), but only in the single-threaded benchmark. The 10900K is still 13% faster in the multi-threaded test. How would that translate into real-world experience, we don’t know yet. With a single-core score of 1645 points, the unnamed Rocket Lake-S CPU would match Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 7 5800X, but lose slightly on the multi-core front when compared to the CPU with the same core count:

Geekbench 5 CPU Comparison
Single-Core ScoreMulti-Core Score
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
 
1661
101%
 
10367
106%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
 
1652
100%
 
13870
142%
Intel Core i7-11xxxK
 
1645
100%
 
9783
100%
Intel Core  i9-10900K
 
1407
86%
 
11014
113%
Intel Core i7-10700K
 
1351
82%
 
8991
92%

Undisclosed Rocket Lake-S CPU score, Source: Geekbench

Other CPUs for comparison, Source: Geekbench

Intel Rocket Lake-S is expected to debut next year, around March. This is also the same time we should be seeing more information on Intel 500 motherboards. The processors will utilize the LGA1200 socket, which is already present in 400-series motherboards. The Rocket Lake-S will be compatible with these motherboards.

The 11th Gen Core-S series will be Intel’s first mainstream desktop series to support PCI-Express 4.0 interface, a standard already supported by AMD and NVIDIA with their current graphics architectures.

Official 11th Gen Core Rocket Lake-S Slides, Source: Intel

Source: Geekbench via Wccftech, @TUM_APISAK




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