Intel has already revealed its upcoming 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S desktop CPU lineup, based on the Cypress Cove core architecture. Rocket Lake (RKL) is a planned micro-architecture designed by Intel as a direct successor to the Comet Lake-S series of desktop CPUs and high-performance mobile devices.
RKL processor family will release in the first quarter of 2021, and is expected to share the same socket and motherboard compatibility as the current 10th Gen Comet Lake processors, thus providing an upgrade path even for those rocking the flagship Core i9-10900K Comet lake CPU.
For more detailed technical specs and full info on the RKL CPU lineup, please kindly refer to this article.
It appears that we now have some info on the rumored specs of these upcoming processors, courtesy of @harukaze5719. The user has shared one leaked spec sheet which provides us with some details on the expected specs of the upcoming Rocket lake CPU lineup.
There are four processor SKUs listed in the spec sheet. These are the Core i9 11900K, Core i7 11700K, Core i5 11600K, and Core i5 11400, respectively.
single all core L3
11900k 8C 16T : 5.3GHz + 4.8GHz + 16MB
11700k 8C 16T : 5.0GHz + 4.6GHz + 16MB
11600k 6C 12T : 4.9GHz + 4.7GHz + 12MB
11400 6C 12T : 4.4GHz + 4.2GHz + 12MB
i7 – under $400. 349 or 379?
i5 – under $300
— ???? (@harukaze5719) October 20, 2020
— ???? (@harukaze5719) November 17, 2020
Coming to the specs, the Flagship Core i9 11900K CPU will have 8 cores, and 16 threads, versus 10C/20T found on the previous-gen Comet Lake Core i9-10900K CPU. The Core i9 11900K SKU will have 5.3GHz as the single core boost clock value, and 4.8GHz as an all-core boost value, along with 16MB of L3 cache.
The Core i7 11700K will again sport 8 cores, and 16 threads, and will have 5.0GHz as the single core boost clock value, and 4.6GHz for the all-core boost, along with 16MB of L3 cache. The Core i5 11600K, on the other hand is a 6 Core/12 thread CPU, having 4.9GHz and 4.7GHz as the single-core and all-core boost clock speed value, along with 12MB of L3 cache.
Lastly, the Core i5 11400 is also a 6 Core/12 thread CPU, having 4.4GHz and 4.2GHz as the single-core and all-core boost clock speed value, along with 12MB of L3 cache.
Rocket Lake will deliver desktop users up to eight cores and sixteen threads on the high-end, which means two cores and four threads less than the current Comet Lake processor lineup. But the reduction in core count could also mean that Intel plans to rely on increased single-threaded performance, thus boosting overall system performance through single-threaded gains.
Single-threaded performance will help Intel to compete more in the CPU market segment, even if AMD can deliver higher core count SKUs. Not all applications or tasks are highly multi-threaded in nature, which makes the single-threaded performance all the more important.
Rocket Lake-S will be housed on the 500-series motherboards. Although the Rocket Lake-S lineup will be the last to feature the LGA1200 socket/Z490 chipset, Intel is planning a full range of chipsets, including workstation W580, high-end gaming Z590, H570, and budget-oriented B560 and H510 series.
Stay tuned for more!