Intel Core i9-11900K breaks 1.9K points barrier in Geekbench single-core benchmark

Published: 6th Feb 2021, 16:29 GMT   Comments

Intel Core i9-11900K crosses 1.9K score in Geekbench SC benchmark

Intel Rocket Lake-S flagship CPU exposing its power. 

The new benchmark scores of the Core i9-11900K processor put it 35% higher in the single-core Geekbench V5 benchmark over its predecessor. With 8-cores and 16-threads, it is also able to match the 20-thread 10900K CPU in the multi-core benchmark. Therefore the upcoming Rocket Lake-S CPU might be an interesting choice for gaming and single-threaded applications, but at the same time, it shouldn’t be much slower than its predecessor in multi-threaded workloads.

So far no desktop CPU has been able to reach 1900 points in the single-core benchmark, according to Geekbench’s own processor ranking.  However recently somebody has been testing the Core i9-11900K on a Gigabyte Z490 Aorus Master motherboard and 32GB of DDDR-3600 Memory. With such a setup, the CPU has finally broken this barrier:

Intel Core i9-11900K Specs, Source: Geekbench

Intel Core i9-11900K Score, Source: Geekbench

In two instances where the CPU scored 1.9K points, it would run at 5.2 GHz+ throughout the test with sporadical drops to 5.0 – 5.19 GHz. It is unclear if the test was performed with any form of overclocking applied (increased PL1/PL2 or load duration levels). However, this could also be a stock configuration:

Intel Core i9-11900K Frequencies, Source: Geekbench

Based on the four Core i9-11900K results, the CPU is 12-13% faster than AMD 5000 (Zen3) flagship Ryzen 5950X in the single-core benchmark. However, in the multi-core test, the Ryzen CPU is still 47-53% faster thanks to 32 threads (which a double of 11900K threads).

The Cypress Cove based Intel CPU is also faster than 8-core and 16-thread Ryzen 7 5800X (a better choice for apple to apple comparison). The Intel CPU offers 13-14% and 5-6% higher performance in single-core and multi-core benchmark respectively.

Geekbench V5 Performance
CPUConfigurationSingle-CoreMulti-Core
Intel Core i9-11900K NEW8C/16T @ 5.3 GHz
 
1905
 
10994
Intel Core i9-11900K NEW8C/16T @ 5.3 GHz
 
1902
 
10967
Intel Core i9-11900K NEW8C/16T @ 5.3 GHz
 
1894
 
11048
Intel Core i9-11900K8C/16T @ 5.3 GHz
 
1892
 
10934
Intel Core i7-11700K8C/16T @ 4.4 GHz
 
1551
 
8849
Intel Core i9-10900K10C/20T @ 5.3 GHz
 
1402
 
10933
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X16C/32T @ 4.9 GHz
 
1682
 
16726
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X8C/16T @ 4.7 GHz
 
1669
 
10427
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X12C/24T @ 4.8 GHz
 
1664
 
14061
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X6C/12T @ 4.6 GHz
 
1606
 
8102
Intel Core i7-11370H4C/8T @ 4.8 GHz
 
1556
 
5177

Intel 11th Gen Core ‘Rocket Lake-S’ Specifications

Intel has not yet confirmed the exact launch date for its 11th Gen Core series. It is rumored that the new series might launch in March, however, it remains to be seen if this launch will also mean avaibility at the same time.

Rumored 11th Gen Core Series Specifications
SKUCores / ThreadsBase ClockSingle-Core BoostAll Core BoostTDP
Intel 11th Gen Core Rocket Lake-S
i9-11900K(F)
 
8C/16T
 
3.5 GHz
 
5.3 GHz (TVB)
 
4.8 GHz (TVB)
 
125W
i9-11900(F)
 
8C/16T
 
2.5 GHz
 
5.2 GHz (TVB)
 
4.7 GHz (TVB)
 
65W
i7-11700K(F)
 
8C/16T
 
3.6 GHz
 
5.0 GHz
 
4.6 GHz
 
125W
i7-11700(F)
 
8C/16T
 
2.5 GHz
 
4.9 GHz
 
4.4 GHz
 
65W
i5-11600K(F)
 
6C/12T
 
3.9 GHz
 
4.9 GHz
 
4.6 GHz
 
125W
i5-11600(F)
 
6C/12T
 
2.8 GHz
 
4.9 GHz
 
4.3 GHz
 
65W
i5-11500(F)
 
6C/12T
 
2.7 GHz
 
4.6 GHz
 
4.2 GHz
 
65W
i5-11400(F)
 
6C/12T
 
2.6 GHz
 
4.4 GHz
 
4.2 GHz
 
65W
Intel 11th Gen Core Comet Lake-S
i3-11305
 
4C/8T
 
3.8 GHz
TBCTBC
 
65W
i3-11105
 
4C/8T
 
3.7 GHz
TBCTBC
 
65W
i3-11100
 
4C/8T
 
3.7 GHz
TBCTBC
 
65W

Source: Geekbench, Geekbench




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