There has been news about Intel's upcoming Rocket Lake chips that provide complete technical specifications of its Core i9 and i7 CPUs. The Rocket Lake architecture represents the first significant architectural upgrade for six years and will feature PCIe 4.0.
But, there is a question looming in for gamers everywhere, and that is which of the Rocket Lake CPUs can be a better match for their gaming PCs. With that said, here is a comparison of Intel's two upcoming processors in the market.
The Rocket Lake Core i9-11900K CPU
According to wccftech, the Rocket Lake Core i9-11900K will be able to boost to a great 5.3GHz single-core and 4.8GHz all-core thanks to Intel's incredibly mature 14nm process. These will be super-binned chips that have been qualified to perform at this speed and shipped in bulk. Considering this is 14nm, the availability of these SKUs should be very prominent.
Also, Intel has other iterations for the Rocket Lake Core i9-11900K with Core i9 11900KF, Core i9 11900T, Core i9 11900, and Core i9 11900F options. The company has even managed to provide an all-core boost of 3.7GHz in 35W TDP with the Core i9 11900T. Intel's flagship chip, the Core i9 11900K, will have eight cores and 16 threads with an L3 Cache of 16 MB.
The Rocket Lake Core i7-11700K CPU
The Rocket Lake Core i7-11700K features the same core configuration as the Core i9-11900K of eight cores and 16 threads but reduces clock speeds. The chip is said to feature a boost clock of 5.0GHz on a single-core and 4.6GHz across all of its eight cores. The CPU will even carry the same amount of cache, so nothing has changed. But, the main difference should come from the clocks and power limits.
The lower-binned chip of the Rocket Lake Core i7-11700K will sit at around 225-250W (Pl2) limit, while the Pl1 limit will be standard at 125W. The Pl1 rating has a TAU duration of 56 seconds, while the Pl2 rating has a TAU duration of 2.44ms, as Forbes reports.
Besides that, wcctech reports that the Rocket Lake Core i7-11700K has landed in the hands of lucky first customers. The buyers were all listed from Germany as one of the biggest retailers; MindFactory listed the chip up for pre-order a few days back, and customers have managed to grab the chip a full-month before launch.
The Rocket Lake Core i7-11700K was not supposed to be available for pre-order until March 16, with an official launch scheduled for March 30.
The Rocket Lake Core i9-11900K and Core i7-11700K Pricing
In a PCInvasion report, a Twitter user named Harukaze5719 spotted on the social media site that Milwaukee PC has temporarily shared the pricing of Intel's 11thh-generation processors. According to the retailer, the Rocket Lake Core i9-11900K will be priced at $599, meaning a 20% price increase from the prior generation's Core i9-10900K has been added.
Meanwhile, the Rocket Lake Core i7-11700K will cost customers $484 to buy the chip. As far as price to performance goes, it is expected that the i7-11700K will be the best-selling CPU of the Core i7 family.
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Written by: Luis Smith