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Intel Core i5 Rocket Lake-S CPU fails to match AMD in leaked benchmarks

The Intel Core i5-11400 has debuted on Geekbench, allowing a Rocket Lake-S CPU lineup beyond the Intel Core i9-11900K flagship.

According to the Geekbench listing, spotted by Videocardz, the Core i5-11400 features six cores and 12 threads. It will be based on the 14nm Cypress Cove architecture, which Intel maintains will deliver double-digit IPC gains over its previous-generation Skylake platform. 

In terms of clock speeds, the Intel Core i5-11400 features a 2GHz base clock and a 4.4GHz boost clock. By comparison, its predecessor – the Core i5-10400 – boasts a higher base clock of 2.6GHz, but a lower boost clock of 4.3GHz.

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The new Intel i5 desktop processor racked up a single-core score of 1248 and a multi-core score of 6197. Videocardz speculates that we’re likely looking at an ES2 engineering sample, which should offer similar if not the same performance as retail units.

These scores show a 12% jump over the Core i5-10400 in single-core performance and a multi-core boost of 9%, despite its lower base clock speed. 

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The CPU also comes close to rivaling the Core i7-8700K in the performance stakes, though it fails to match AMD's Ryzen 5 5600X. In Geekbench 5, the Zen 3 processor manages around 30% higher performance on both single-core and multi-core metrics than Intel’s incoming Rocket-Lake S chip. 

The Intel Rocket Lake-S release date will be around March this year for desktop Intel desktop CPUs, following the arrival of Intel’s 500-series boards this month.

Source: TechRadar