AMD Ryzen Will Still Be the Best CPU in 2021

    Some potential Rocket Lake leaks were found in benchmarks against the Core i7 11700K, which were compared against the current top-end processors in various games and benchmarks.

    Source Lab501 (via Videocardz) posted benchmarks for an 8-core, 16-thread CPU this morning as a preview of future chips.

    In PCMark10, the Core i7 11700K is 7927 and sits between its own Core i9 10900K (from 7904) and AMD’s Ryzen 5600X (from 8018).

    And in the Fire Strike Extreme tests, the 11th-gen chip scored 16,572 points in the graphics test and 15844 in the general test. In both cases, it beats the Ryzen 7 5800X by a hair and is almost as good as the Ryzen 5 5600X, although it struggles well.

    In terms of physics processing capabilities, while chips such as the Ryzen 9 5950X and even the Ryzen 7 5800X score over 30,000 points, the Core i7 seems to lag behind by a wide margin, barely outperforming the Ryzen 5 5600Xs rating of 25,853 at relatively meager 25.984.

    What’s more, given the somewhat mediocre scores above, CPU power consumption is something to look out for – and not at best. At 286W, the Core i7 11700K draws more power than the 10980XE and is second only to the 354W Core i9 10900K monster in power consumption.

    These power consumption figures show that the 11th generation chips perform well enough, but at a maximum CPU temperature of 71 ° C, the Noctua NH-D15 cooling system seems to have done an impressive job on the test bench.

    The chip has also been tested for relative gaming performance at 4K, 1440p and 1080p resolutions. With overall results rounded off by the following statement:

    “Understandably, the Intel Core i7 11700K is Intel’s most powerful processor in gaming, but lags slightly behind AMD’s new monsters in the Ryzen 5000 series.”

    He continues: “In GTA V, Shadow of War, Batman AK, and Ashes of the Singularity, the Intel Core i7 11700K performs similarly at 10900K or better, behind AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series processors. In Metro Exodus, the processors get similar results, the Intel Core i7 11700K matches AMD processors. “

    In fact, in some of the other games listed, the Intel Core i7 11700K “outperforms all processors,” overall exceeding half of the listed gaming benchmarks.

    So, your Core i7 11700K – or at least this engineering sample – looks like a real monster, although AMD still takes the crown.

    And remember, while the original article can be extremely detailed, we always warn you that even if it’s accurate (or maybe not) right now, things could definitely change before it hits the market around the end of March.

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