The benchmark entry indicates it was installed in a Gigabyte Z490M motherboard with 16GB of DDR4-2133 RAM. It’s not yet clear how memory speeds will affect Rocket Lake (AMD processors have benefited more from faster RAM up to this point), but DDR4-2133 is rather slow. It’s also worth nothing that Intel’s 500-series chipset could potentially squeeze some additional performance out of Rocket Lake.
That said, the Core i5-11600K in this instance posted a single-core of 1,565. It is an uninspiring result that puts it below the average single-core scores of AMD’s entire Ryzen 5000 series of desktop CPUs. Here’s a partial list of average scores….
- Ryzen 9 5950X: 1,692
- Ryzen 7 5800X: 1,675
- Ryzen 9 5900X: 1,669
- Ryzen 5 5600X: 1615
- ***Leaked Core i7-11600K: 1,565***
- Core i9-10900K: 1,409
- Core i9-9900KS: 1,377
- Ryzen 9 3900XT: 1,323
It also posted a ho-hum score of 6,220 for the multi-core test. To put that into perspective, the avearage multi-core score for AMD’s 6-core/12-thread Ryzen 5 5600X is 8,156.
Past Rocket Lake-S leaks have been more encouraging than this one, so there is no need to sound the alarm. That said, we will of course wait until we have had a chance to test and benchmark finalized silicon ourselves, before making any judgements, good or bad.
Intel Rocket Lake-S Retail Packaging Leaks
In other semi-related news, it seems Intel’s penchant for unique retail packaging is carrying over to its 11th Gen Core processors, at least for the Core i9 model(s). Have a look…
You can also see into the packaging on both sides, it seems. As for the other retail packages, it looks as though everything below Intel’s flagship offering will ship in a standard squarish box.