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The Intel Core i7-11700K tested

The Intel Core i7-11700K tested

We now know that for some time now, the Germans at Mindfactory have inadvertently released a big pinch of i7-11700K into the wild. It is possible, indeed probable, that the full test that follows is a consequence of this pinch, since Anandtech was able to purchase one of these processors in advance with peace of mind. Core i7-11700K

A Core i7-11700K that consumes a lot of power

The Core i7-11700K has as you know 8 cores and 16 threads under the Cypress Cove architecture engraved in 14 nm +++ . The base frequency / Turbo are 3.60 / 5.00 GHz (4.60 GHz on all cores). This processor includes a DDR4 @ 3200 MHz Dual Channel controller, Intel Iris Xe-LP graphics with 32 EU (256 cores) and can rely on the PCI-Express 4.0 interface. Core i7-11700K When you see the official 125 W TDP, you have to smile. During demanding tests, such as POV-Ray, the processor is able to consume 225 W of power reaching a temperature of 81°c. Even better (worse?) when you increase the load with the AVX512 instructions, you reach a consumption peak of 292W with all cores at 4.60 GHz, which sometimes tend to drop to 4.50 GHz with a record maximum temperature of 104° C.

A product badly born?

The first figures in comparison with the 5800X are not glorious for the i7. Core i7-11700K Core i7-11700K Users who are only looking for performance in the game will undoubtedly be disappointed. Intel’s improvements to its processor seem to have very little impact in Anandtech’s tests. In many cases, we are seeing performance regressions rather than improvements. If Intel is promoting +19% CPI, then why are games so negatively affected? Core i7-11700K Core i7-11700K Core i7-11700K Core i7-11700K

I7-11700K: the truth is elsewhere?

All tests of a CPU should lead, normally, to a final conclusion in the form of a simple question: should we buy this processor? For the moment, the situation is not simple for several reasons. The first concerns the real performance level of the processor, even though we know that motherboards do not have the final bios at this time. The second concerns the price, as we can in no way claim that Mindfactory’s price will be the market price. You can add the finishing touch to these two difficult questions: In these times, should we buy the best CPU or buy the available processor at a reasonable price? Much of the success of the Rocket Lake line could be played on these “simple” elements. Official Rocket Lake details will be published when the Intel NDA expires. Official Rocket Lake retail sales will begin on March 30.

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