A latest benchmark leak shows that Intel’s Rocket Lake CPU is on par with AMD’s Ryzen 5800X. Rocket Lake is Intel’s 8-core model and consists of 16 threads. Undoubtedly this is their flagship model. Notably, Ryzen 5800X is also an 8-core model. Intel is planning to launch Rocket Lake in early 2021.
Longtime Twitter leaker Tum_Apisak extracted the Geekbench 5 results and put them on Twitter. It shows an 8-core Rocket Lake processor inside an HP Omen OEM desktop PC. This also suggests that OEMs and partners may have early access to Rocket Lake.
1 Processor, 8 Cores, 16 Threads
GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 167 Stepping 0
Base Frequency 3.41 GHz
Maximum Frequency 4.98 GHz
— APISAK (@TUM_APISAK) December 3, 2020
The Intel Rocket Lake CPU was tested on an HP Omen 30L Desktop GT13-0xxx. It features an HP 886C motherboard, which is exclusive to HP. It runs the LGA 1200 socket and will support its upcoming 11th Generation Core processors.
On the other hand, for the Intel Rocket Lake CPU, presumably, the Core i9-1190K features 8 cores and 16 threads. As Rocket Lake peaks at 8 cores, this should be the top SKU. The Rocket Lake chip also consists of 16 MB of L3 cache, and 4 MB of L2 cache. It also has a reported clock speed at 3.40 GHz base and a 5 GHz boost.
As per the Geekbench 5 data, the boost clock functions perfectly normal as all cores run at around 5 GHz clocks.
Everything we know about Intel Rocket Lake
Talking about the performance, the Intel Rocket Lake CPU has a score of 1645 points in the single-core and 9783 points in the multi-core tests. On the other hand, AMD’s Ryzen 5800X has a score of 1661 points in single-core and 10367 points in multi-core tests on average. It is quite obvious from the results that both the CPUs are on almost equal footing. The Ryzen 5800X is based on the 7nm Zen 3 core architecture and is their fastest offering.
However, these are not Rocket Lake CPU’s final clock speeds. We can definitely expect the 11th Gen family to be much faster than the Zen 3 based Vermeer family.
The Intel Rocket Lake CPUs are going to be much faster than its predecessor, the Core i7-10700K. The Rocket Lake is said to be 21% faster in single-core and 9% faster in multi-threaded tests compared to its previous generation. The Core i9-10900K is 17% slower in single-core but slightly faster at around 12% than the Rocket Lake CPU due to its higher number of cores and threads. Sources indicate that the 14nm is going to draw in a much higher power and higher temperature than its competition.
This means that while Intel has the advantage in pricing, Ryzen will still have the points in efficiency.