399 USD Intel Core i7-11700K processor socket plugged into Intel’s Rocket Lake The price of the product stack is between two AMD’s most popular products Ryzen 5000 processor. 11700K pricing should If you want to get the maximum performance of the mainstream Intel platform without paying the flagship price, make it an attractive chip, but it faces fierce competition from the AMD chips that dominate our list Best CPU (At least when they are available in retail stores).
Cypress Cove is Intel’s first new architecture for desktop PC chips in six years, and it increases the IPC of Rocket Lake chips by 19% in most workloads. But the backported Cypress Cove (designed for 10nm) has a big trade-off: Rocket Lake is still etched on the 14nm process, up to 8 cores and 16 threads. This is a step back from the previous generation 10-core Comet Lake i9 model, which pales in comparison with AMD’s 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X flagship product.
Rocket Lake’s 19% IPC gain largely offsets the performance impact of reduced core counts, but it left Intel in a dilemma because it divided the product stack into Core i9 and Core i7 series-both series The same eight cores reach their peak.
The $399 Core i7-11700K meets the low-end definition Core i9-11900K It has the same 8 cores and 16 threads as the $539 flagship product. You can also save some cash by choosing the Core i7-11700KF without graphics (otherwise the same) and score the chip at a price of $374.This is at 11700K and Ryzen 7 5800X, It also does not have an integrated graphics engine.
Considering the unpredictability of binning with In order to limit 11700K to create artificial segmentation, Intel reduced the peak boost frequency of 11700K by 300 MHz compared with Core i9-11900K, lowered the memory frequency in low-latency mode, and abandoned the new adaptive boost technology (ABT ) Support. ABT technology is actually an automatic overclocking function, which will not invalidate your warranty, but 11700K is a fully overclockable chip. This means that the loss of this feature or the additional 300 MHz peak boost speed may not prevent overclockers from hoping to save $140 on 11900K.
|Recommended price||Core/thread||Benchmark (GHz)||Peak boost (dual core/full core)||TDP||Graphics processor|
|RKL-S Core i9-11900K (KF)||USD 539 (KRW)-USD 513 (KRW)||8/16||3.5||5.3 / 4.8||125W||Ultra HD Graphics 750 Xe 32EU|
|RKL-S Core i7-11700K (KF)||US$399 (thousand francs)-US$374 (thousand francs)||8/16||3.6||5.0 / 4.6||125W||Ultra HD Graphics 750 Xe 32EU|
|RKL-S Core i5-11600K (KF)||US$262 (thousand francs)-US$237 (thousand francs)||6/12||3.9||4.9 (TB2) / 4.6||125W||Ultra HD Graphics 750 Xe 32EU|
|RKL-S Core i5-11400 (F)||USD 182-USD 157||6/12||2.6||4.4 (TB2) / 4.2||65W||Ultra HD graphics 730 Xe 24EU|
The 11700K fell into a big hole in the AMD product stack-AMD has a $150 gap between the $449 Ryzen 7 5800X and the $299 six-core, which is also equipped with eight cores. Ryzen 5 5600XThe obvious price gap in the AMD stack should now give 11700K some breathing room, although AMD has stated that its upcoming Ryzen 5000 G series chips, also known as “Cezanne” APUs, will fill this price gap at $359. Ryzen 5 5700G It will be launched in August 2021.
However, the 5700G seems to target the downstream Core i7-11700 rather than the K series model, which gives the 11700K the opportunity to thrive as a cheaper alternative to the 11900K and/or Ryzen 7 5800X. As it happens, Intel’s own strict segmentation significantly affected the performance of the 11700K and reduced its appeal.
But recently, the winning chip is the one you can actually buy. Therefore, the Core i7-11700K benefits from an almost insurmountable advantage-usability. AMD has been dragged down by pandemic-related supply chain disruptions and supply shortages triggered by unprecedented demand, leading to price fraud for almost the entire stack.
However, AMD’s supply is improving. About the past month, Ryzen 7 5800X has been widely available at or close to its manufacturer’s suggested retail price. The supply seems to remain stable, and a fierce battle has been launched with Core i7-11700K.
Intel Core i7-11700K specifications and pricing
We have already introduced the Rocket Lake family in depth Release day review, So please go there to learn more fine-grained details of the architecture and broader product range. Intel uses Rocket Lake (RKL-S) chips in the familiar Core i9, i7, and i5 series, but Comet Lake Refresh (CML-R) chips are used in Core i3 and Pentium. These chips have the same architecture as other Comet Lake chips, but the clock speed is slightly increased.you could Learn more about them here.
Intel’s chip frequency has become a confusing array of four different types of Turbo Boost, many of which have single-core and multi-core ratios, which vary according to each chip family. We have narrowed these lists down to the peak boost frequencies in the table below, each indicating the peak boost technique used.You can find more information about Rocket Lake’s boost technology and A broader list of all frequencies is listed here.
|Recommended price||Core/thread||Benchmark (GHz)||Peak boost (dual core/full core)||TDP||Graphics processor||L3|
|Ryzen 9 5900X||USD 549||12/24||3.7||4.8||105W||not any||64MB (2×32)|
|RKL-S Core i9-11900K (KF)||USD 539 (KRW)-USD 513 (KRW)||8/16||3.5||5.3 / 4.8||125W||Ultra HD Graphics 750 Xe 32EU||16MB|
|Ryzen 7 5800X||449 USD||8/16||3.8||4.7||105W||not any||32MB (1×32)|
|RKL-S Core i7-11700K (KF)||US$399 (thousand francs)-US$374 (thousand francs)||8/16||3.6||5.0 (TB3) / 4.6||125W||Ultra HD Graphics 750 Xe 32EU||16MB|
|Ryzen 5 5600X||299 USD||6/12||3.7||4.6||65W||not any||32MB (1×32)|
|RKL-S Core i5-11600K (KF)||US$262 (thousand francs)-US$237 (thousand francs)||6/12||3.9||4.9 (TB2) / 4.6||125W||Ultra HD Graphics 750 Xe 32EU||12MB|
|RKL-S Core i5-11400 (F)||USD 182-USD 157||6/12||2.6||4.4 (TB2) / 4.2||65W||Ultra HD Graphics 740 Xe 24EU||12MB|
|CML-S Core i5-10400||USD 182||6/12||2.9||4.3||65W||Ultra HD Graphics 630||12MB|
|Ryzen 5 3600||200 USD||6/12||3.6||4.2||65W||not applicable||3MB|
|CML-R Core i3-10325||USD 154||4/8||3.9||4.7 / 4.5||65W||Ultra HD Graphics 630||8MB|
The Core i7-11700K uses the same eight-core 16-thread chip as the Core i9-11900K, but there are some key differences. 11700K has a lower bin, resulting in a lower peak clock frequency of 5.0 GHz, which is 300 MHz lower than that of 11900K. The peak memory frequency in low-latency Gear 1 mode is lower (more on that later), and heat is removed Accelerated speed (TVB) and adaptive enhancement technology (ABT) support. Here are the details of the enhanced technologies that are disabled:
- Single-core thermal speed increase (TVB): If it is lower than the predefined temperature threshold (70C) and all other factors meet the TB 3.0 conditions, the fastest active core can be boosted higher than Turbo Boost Max 3.0.
- All-Core Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB): When all cores are active and the chip temperature is below 70C, increase the full core frequency.
- Adaptive Boost Technology (ABT): When four or more cores are active, it allows the Turbo frequency of all cores to be dynamically adjusted. There is no guaranteed boost threshold for this feature-it will vary based on chip quality, your cooler, and power delivery.
The TVB frequency is only activated when the processor is below a certain temperature limit, but most motherboard The manufacturer ignored these restrictions. This means that regardless of the chip temperature, chips using this technology may run faster, at least on high-end motherboards. This also means that removing this feature from the 11700K will not have as much impact as the greatly reduced frequency upper limit-TVB only provides an additional 100 MHz for single-core and full-core boost frequencies.
Think of Intel’s Adaptive Boost Technology (ABT) Much like the dynamic automatic overclocking function, it is suitable for all-core upgrades but is still under warranty. ABT does not provide a guaranteed frequency-the peak frequency will vary depending on the quality of your chip, heat sink and motherboard power supply. Nevertheless, since the chip complies with Intel’s specifications, it is a supported feature and does not belong to the same category as overclocking, so it is fully covered by the warranty.
Intel only provides ABT on Core i9 K and KF processors, but the basic principles and functions of this feature should be portable to any Intel chip. This means that Intel removed this feature from the 11700K, just to allow customers to pay more by upgrading their most expensive desktop chips.
Intel listed the Core i7-11700K with 125W TDP, which is the same as the previous generation 10700K, but this only includes the PL1 (power limit 1) level that appears when the chip is running at its base frequency. 11700K will jump to 251W when running at boost frequency (PL2-power limit 2). This is an increase from the 224W PL2 of the 10700K, but the recommended Tau (boost duration) of the two chips is the same, both being 56 seconds. As with all other Intel chips, if the motherboard supplier has enough power circuits, the motherboard supplier can ignore these restrictions at will, so unless you manually force the motherboard to comply with these restrictions, you will rarely see these restrictions on high-end motherboards.
Finally, Core i9-11900K is the only Rocket Lake chip that supports DDR4-3200 memory. The best configuration under inventory settings is called “Gear 1”. This setting allows the memory controller and memory frequency to run at the same speed (1:1), thereby providing the lowest latency and best performance in light-threaded work such as games.
All other Rocket Lake chips, such as Core i7-11700K, only officially support DDR4-3200 with the “Gear 2” setting, which allows the memory to run at twice the frequency of the memory controller (2:1) and results in higher data Transmission rate. This can benefit some threaded workloads, but it can also cause higher latency, which can result in reduced performance for some applications (especially games). We haven’t seen a situation where Gear 2 is significant to enthusiasts. On the contrary, this setting is most useful for those who pursue overclocking frequency records that are not directly equivalent to actual performance improvements.
The official maximum speed set by Core i7-11700K for Gear 1 is DDR4-2933. Running DDR4-3200 in low-latency Gear 1 mode is considered overclocking, which will void your warranty. Intel is not known for strict memory overclocking limits when processing returns, but running memory beyond specifications does technically invalidate your warranty. We found that Gear 1 provides the best overall performance, so you will see this in the test of this review.You can take a closer look The performance increment of the pattern we observe here.
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