It seems that the commercial version of the Intel Core i7-11700K is already circulating around the benchmarking process, namely, the new 11th generation processor was shown in Geekbench with frequencies reaching 5.0 GHz and testing the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X.
This processor is based on Intel’s Cypress Cove architecture, which is supposed to deliver a double-digit IPC increase over the current Skylake-based series, and the filtered score of 1807 points in single-core tests seems to confirm this. The processor also achieves 10673 points in the multi-core benchmark.
The Core i7-11700K is an 8-core, 16-threads processor, similar to the 10700K. Although the frequencies seem to be lower (3.6 GHz / 5.0 GHz) compared to Comet Lake (3.8 GHz / 5.1 GHz), that didn’t stop the new CPU from being 34% and 19% faster in single and multi-core tests, respectively.
Comparing the single-core score of the Ryzen 9 5950X (1650), we note that the i7-11700K outperforms the AMD processor by 8%, while logically outperforming the Ryzen 7 5800X as well, which ranges between 1660 and 1680 points.
The processor was tested on a motherboard from Gigabyte’s 400 series, the AORUS 490 Master. This is because the new CPU series will also support the same LGA1200 socket as the tenth generation of Intel processors (Comet Lake-S). However, the motherboard might need a BIOS update.