Intel i9-11900K: Intel aims to beat AMD at their own game

Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by Amrit Chatterjee

Another possible CPU benchmark has been leaked for the upcoming Intel i9-11900K in Singularity Ashes, suggesting that Intel has removed the gloves in its fight to regain its crown from AMD.

Well, from a Twitter leaker TUM APISAK has tweeted about the upcoming Intel i9-11900K running the AoTS benchmark with the ‘1080p Crazy’ preset, with another Twitter user Evan Stenger (@TheMalcore) offering an AMD equivalent with identical hardware configuration as a direct contrast between the two CPU manufacturers.

Intel Is Keeping AMD In Its Sights

APISAK has previously announced another leaked benchmark for the Rocket Lake 8-core flagship Intel CPU, but this is the first head-to-head comparison we can see between the two hardware giants. It is also necessary to be aware that these findings, like any benchmark, could be generated and must be treated with a pinch of salt rather than as gospel.

AMD vs. Intel
AMD vs. Intel

In fact, the only main difference between the two systems is that the Ryzen setup is fitted with 16GB of memory while the 11900K has 32GB of memory. However, this is unlikely to have distorted the findings (providing they are true) as it is doubtful that AoTS would have allocated 16GB of usable memory.

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The leaked images show the Ryzen 9 5950X with 57 fps on the 1080p Mad preset using the RTX 2080 Ti against the Rocket Lake-S Core i9-11900K with 63 fps using the same GPU and the same presets.

Intel i9-11900K Benchmarks
Intel i9-11900K Benchmarks

The results would suggest that the Intel Core i9-11900K is running about 10.5 percent faster than its competitor, but it is worth keeping in mind that if this is indeed a genuine 11900-K, an early engineering test sample, and not representative of the max performance of the final chip. Simply put, we’re not sure if Intel has snatched back its gaming crown before the official product is released.

The Intel Core i9-11900K Specification

Intel i9-11900K Benchmarks
New Intel Chip

Intel’s new flagship desktop processor, the Core i9-11900K, may have just eight cores, but it can already be compared to the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X in gaming benchmarks. Core i9-11900K holds an 8 percent advantage over AMD’s 16-core Vermeer processor, even with exactly the same boost clock as its predecessor, Comet Lake-S.

By comparison, a similar Core i9-10900K device scored 5,700 points, even though it had two more cores than Core-11900K. Based on previous data, the Core i9-11900K will have eight cores, a 5.3 GHz single-core boost clock, and a 4.8 GHz all-core boost. The Rocket Lake-S processor will have 4 MB less L3 cache than its predecessor, Comet Lake-S.

AMD Ryzen 5 5950X
AMD Ryzen 5 5950X

However, the Core i9-11900K still managed to outperform the Ryzen 9 5950X by a healthy margin. As seen in the screenshot below the Ryzen 9 5950X loses almost 500 points and 5 FPS in the same preset, although the Ryzen 9 loses 16 GB of RAM instead of 32 GB.

The two processors were referenced on the same API and the same GPU. The additional cores of the Ryzen 9 5950X will help to overpower the Core i9-11900K in most benchmarks, however, as we have already seen in Geekbench.

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