Intel’s Rocket Lake-S processors have not yet come out, but they are already showing what even the company’s not newest architecture is capable of when its hands are untied.
The flagship Core i9-11900K set yet another Geekbench 5 record, becoming the first desktop consumer CPU to break the 1,900 marks in single-threaded mode. This is an impressive 35% more than the result of its predecessor. True, it is not known whether the CPU was overclocked in any way. The frequencies are indicated equal to 5.3 GHz, which should correspond to the reference values, but overclocking can be different, including increasing the maximum frequency.
If you look at modern AMD CPUs’ results, then the eight-core Ryzen 7 5800X has about 1670 points. However, in multi-threaded mode, the results are already very close. This probably indicates better scalability of the AMD architecture or the limitations in Intel processors associated with power limits.