MSI confirms Rocket Lake-S CPU will launch in March

Published: 3rd Jan 2021, 10:42 GMT   Comments

MSI confirms 11th Gen Core desktop CPU series will launch end of March

MSI’s official account on South Korean Danawa forums confirmed that existing 400 series motherboards will support 11th Gen Core CPUs, with the Z490 high-end motherboard receiving the update first. MSI also confirmed that the launch of the new Intel desktop series is now expected at the end of March, the update for the 400-series motherboards will also happen in the same month.

This is a confirmation of the rumors that Intel will only lift the sales embargo on its upcoming 500-series motherboards (Z590, B560, H510), while the 11th Gen Core “Rocket Lake-S” processors will not be available till March. Previous dates that have been speculated are March 15th with availability expected in early April.

MSI on 11th Gen Core ‘Rocket Lake-S’ release, Source: @harukaze5719

Recently a new leak has confirmed that the flagship model of the upcoming series will be able to break the 700 points barrier in the CPU-Z single-threaded benchmark. This will undoubtedly put a lot of pressure on AMD’s Zen3 processor series, which has so far offered great single-threaded performance, even better than Intel’s 10th Gen Core series. It appears that 2021 may be a great year for CPU enthusiasts after all.

Intel is expected to talk about its 11th Gen Core series at CES 2021, including next-gen gaming Tiger Lake-H series and Rocket Lake-S CPUs. Both are expected to deliver a double-digit efficiency increase over predecessors.

Rumored 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
 
3.5 GHz
 
3.8 GHz
TBCTBC
 
4.4/3.8 GHz
 
65W
TBC
i7-11700K
 
8C/16T
 
3.6 GHz
 
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
 
3.0 GHz
TBCTBC
 
65W
TBC
i5-11500
 
6C/12T
 
2.8 GHz
TBCTBC
 
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
i3-10105TBCTBCTBCTBCTBCTBC
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: Danawa via @harukaze5719




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