A full performance test of the Intel Core i7-11700K 8 Core Rocket Lake Desktop has been released by the Lab501 and it does not bode well for the processor. The test is performed on a test unit that should be close to the finished product.
The Lab501 compared the processor to previous Intel Core models and AMD’s Ryzen processors.
The i7-11700K will have the same processor configuration as the flagship models, but will have slightly lower clock speeds and cost less.
The processor gets a basic clock speed of 3.6 GHz and a “boost clock” of 5 GHz on a single core and 4.6 GHz on the eight cores when running simultaneously. The processor also gets the same amount of cache, so the main differences should be in clock speeds and current limitations.
How the processor can be overclocked is exciting to see since the difference between Core i9 and Core i7 is often not greater than it is possible to clock up a level.
The test used a Z590 motherboard with 16 GB DDR4-3200 RAM and an RTX 2080 Ti video card. In almost all tests, the configuration was beaten by the opponent with the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X.
The same applies to gaming performance. The Intel Core i7-11700K only beat the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X in a very few game titles. In addition, the system with Intel processor used 286W which is 64W more than the AMD system and 76W more than the i7-10700K system. That said, Intel’s processor was cooler than AMD’s at 71 degrees versus 89 degrees Celsius.
It must be emphasized that this is a test version of the processor and that the finished product may quickly deviate from the test. Currently, the motherboard does not have the correct power limits for the new processor, which sounds likely to have a bearing on the outcome. Especially considering that Rocket Lake stayed cooler than the Ryzen 7.
But most likely we will not get more than 5 percent better performance than what this test shows, we must believe Wccftech.com.