Another piece of information has appeared on the Internet regarding the upcoming 11th generation Intel Core processors. As it turned out, this series cannot be associated exclusively with completely new chips of the Rocket Lake-S family. It will also include devices that will refine existing Comet Lake-S – Comet Lake-S Refresh solutions.
According to the available information, the Rocket Lake-S architecture will be the basis for the more powerful Core i5, i7, and i9 models. At the same time, entry-level and low-end devices (Core i3 and below) will be based on slightly improved current Comet Lake-S Refresh architecture. Thus, not all 11th generation Intel Core processors will be able to boast of new, more efficient Cypress Cove computing cores and a powerful Xe-LP graphics subsystem.
It is also reported that the Core i9 series will include three processor models with different TDP levels: Core i9 11900K (125W), Core i9 11900 (65W), and Core i9 11900T (35W). For the Core i9 and Core i7 series chips, the use of 16 MB of cache memory and the 12th generation Xe-LP graphics core, including 32 execution units, is provided. All Core i5 series chips contain 6 processing cores and support 12 instruction streams. The Core i5 11600 and 11500 models will receive a GPU Xe with 32 execution units, while the Core i5 11400 model will be content with 24 execution units.
As stated earlier, the 11th Gen Core i3, Pentium, and Celeron series processors will receive a slightly improved Comet Lake-S Refresh architecture. However, it has not yet been specified what kind of improvements are in question. It can be assumed that the new devices will run at a higher frequency compared to the current 10th generation (Comet Lake-S) chips.
Insider @momomo_us also shared the specs of some 11th Gen Intel processors. They are presented below. Judging by these data, the new processors have lower operating frequencies in normal mode (2.9 -> 2.5 GHz 2.9 -> 2.6 GHz) but higher frequencies in Turbo mode (4.8 -> 4, 9 GHz, and 4.3 -> 4.4 GHz) over current 10th generation counterparts.
Finally, an engineering sample of the Intel Core i9-11900 processor was tested in the CPU-Z program. In a single-threaded test, this instance scored 582 points (almost reaching the Core i9-10900K chip). In a multi-threaded test, the situation looks worse. The tested processor scored 5262 points, significantly less than the Core i7-10700 processor (5435 points).