Update: Now that reviews are out, Intel’s Core i9 11900K isn’t looking too good against the Ryzen 7 5800X already, what more a Ryzen 9 5900X? You can read more in our Intel Core i9-11900K review as well as the Intel Core i7-11700KF in this review to see if that’s a worthy alternative.
Intel’s 11th-generation CPUs will officially hit store on the end of March but slides have surfaced online detailing the entire release stack. Stores have already surfaced and area already selling the Intel Core i7-11700K and variants thereof and reviews are mixed with Anandtech claiming poor performance and high heat and power while performance benchmarking tool developer CapFrameX is citing a >10% improve in gaming performance.
Intel is hinging on this last hurrah to close out the 14nm chapter and transition to Alder Lake and 10nm. While 12nm is expected to be released later this year, Intel is fully committed to pushing Rocket Lake. Gamers have been on-edge during the pandemic and have watched fanatically as AMD continuously beats down Intel. Still, Intel wants to put up a fight and the slides listed shows us Intel showing up to 8% more performance the the 12-core Ryzen 9 5900X in 1080p.
This does not list the aforementioned findings that these CPU may be operating at a higher TDP compared to the Ryzen 9 5900X. Intel’s slide also claims faster Gen4 performance as well as 14% better performance over the Core i9 10900K of their previous-gen lineup.