Intel Core i9-11900 Rocket Lake-S engineering sample tested on B560 motherboard

Published: 22nd Dec 2020, 11:31 GMT   Comments

Another Intel Core i9-11900 engineering sample tested. 

Intel Core i9-11900 Rocket Lake-S Sample tested on B560 motherboard

Intel is set to announce its new Core CPU series new 500-series motherboards at CES 2021. The company allegedly decided to launch the new motherboards before Rocket Lake-S CPUs are even available. Thus, the initial reviews may only feature Comet Lake-S processors instead of the 11th Gen Core CPUs. This will render the key feature of the new platform (PCIe 4.0) unusable.

Meanwhile, Asian-based leakers have no problems finding the engineering samples of the new CPUs. It appears that the vast majority of the samples that were sent out are Core i9-11900 non-K CPUs (labeled QV1J). What is worth noting is that engineering samples are clocked lower than retail units or have some boost frequencies disabled. It is also worth noting that, the sample tested by a leaker from Bilibili appears to have Xe Graphics present, although they cannot be tested due to lack of a driver.

Intel Xe (Gen12) iGPU on Rocket Lake-S processor, Source: Bilibili

The CPU used for a quick review is clocked at 1.8 GHz (base), 3.8 GHz all-core turbo, and 4.4 GHz (either Turbo Boost Max 3.0 or Thermal Velocity Boost – depending on which is supported on the engineering sample). As the leaker claims, the frequency is expected to be around 25% lower than on the retail sample, hence all comparisons are made for reference only and do not represent the performance of the final product.

More importantly, the user was able to find an Intel B560 motherboard, which is also set to launch next month. No motherboard maker has yet shown their 500-series motherboards, but it is common for them to send review weeks ahead of launch. It is mentioned in the article though that the PCIe 4.0 is not currently supported by the BIOS.

The Rocket Lake-S CPU features Cypress Cove core architecture which is more or less a redesign of Ice Lake. The main difference is that the former is not manufactured using 10nm process but 14nm. The CPU supports new AVX512(AVX3) and SHA instructions and comes with a doubled L2 cache compared to the Skylake-based 10th Gen Core series.

Intel Core i9-11900 CPU-Z, Source: Bilibili

The CPU has been tested in Cinebench R15 and R20:

Intel Core i9-11900 Cinebench Performance, Source: Bilibili

The processor appears to match Core i7-10700 or Core i9-9900K, depending on the workload. The final version of the CPU should perform better.

Intel Core i9-11900 Cinebench R15 Performance, Source: Bilibili

Intel Core i9-11900 Cinebench R20 Performance, Source: Bilibili

The leaker also tested the CPU power consumption using AIDA’s AVX512 and AVX2 tests. The package consumption varies between 123 to 161 W depending on which instruction was set for the test. It was also determined through the motherboard’s BIOS that the CPU’s PL1 and PL2 values are set to 65W and 224W respectively.

Intel will showcase its 500-series motherboards at CES 2021. The company is also expected to announce its 11th Gen Core Rocket Lake-S processors at the event, however, the availability is not expected till March.

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 (ES)
 
8C/16T
 
1.8 GHz
 
3.8 GHz
TBCTBC
 
4.4/3.8 GHz
 
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: Bilibili

Many thanks to Alienxzy for the tip!




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