Intel’s new flagship Core i9-11900K processor will arrive within the first quarter of 2021. The chip maker has supplied the most recent preview for its first eleventh Gen (Rocket Lake-S) desktop chips at CES right now. Headlined by the flagship Core i9-11900K, the brand new chips are stated to convey as much as 19 p.c greater IPC (directions per cycle), as much as 50 p.c higher built-in graphics, and higher AI efficiency.
And whereas Intel isn’t fairly able to take the lid off the complete eleventh Gen Rocket Lake-S lineup simply but, it did preview the flagship Core i9 mannequin: an eight-core, 16-thread chipset with boosted clock speeds as much as a whooping 5.3GHz. The processor additionally contains help for DDR4 RAM at 3,200MHz, a complete of 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes, and even backwards compatibility with Intel’s 400 Sequence chipsets. Sadly, there’s no phrase on pricing or a launch date for the brand new mannequin simply but.
Regardless of the eleventh Gen moniker, although the brand new Rocket Lake-S chips are nonetheless technically 14nm chips — they don’t use the 10nm course of. Nonetheless, they do function Intel’s Cypress Cove cores, which convey over the 10nm cores introduced again to 14nm, permitting for sooner speeds together with Intel’s sooner Xe built-in graphics.
In response to Intel, the drop in core rely in comparison with final yr’s Core i9-10900K (which had 10 cores and 20 threads) is because of that transfer (the 10nm chips are at present solely designed for as much as eight cores proper now), though it guarantees that the general efficiency on the brand new eleventh Gen mannequin will nonetheless be higher.
There’s no official launch date but for the upcoming Rocket Lake-S chips, however Intel guarantees that they’ll be launched within the first quarter of 2021.