Intel's Core i7-11700K (Rocket Lake) appeared in the Geekbench database. It seems to be a release version of the chip, which includes a base clock of 3.6 GHz.
It should be on par with the i7-10900K and beat the AMD competitor Ryzen 9 5950X at least in terms of single-core performance. The listing shows that the processor has eight cores with hyper-threading, as expected. The chip has a clock speed of 3.6 GHz which is slightly lower than the current Core i7-10700K, (3.8GHz). it would get a turbo frequency of 5.0GHz.
The Intel Core i7-11700K achieves scores of 1807 with a single core and 10673 with all cores respectively in Geekbench. With the previous Core i7-10700K these scores are 1349 and 8973 respectively. The Ryzen 7 5800X, which also has eight cores and 16 threads, achieves an average single-core score of 1663 with a multicore result of 10361 without manual overclocking. A Ryzen 9 5950X with sixteen cores and SMT achieves average scores of 1672 and 16515 respectively.
|Geekbench scores Intel and AMD CPUs|
|CPU||Cores / threads||Clock speed||Turbo frequency||Single-core||Multicore|
|Intel Core i7-11700K||8C / 16T||3.6GHz||5.0GHz (?)||1807||10673|
|Intel Core i7-10700K||8C / 16T||3.8GHz||5.1GHz||1349||8973|
|AMD Ryzen 9 5950X||16C / 32T||3.4GHz||4.9GHz||1672||16515|
|AMD Ryzen 7 5800X||8C / 16T||3.8GHz||4.7GHz||1663||10361|
Rocket Lake is expected to get announced (not available) at CES in January. Based on Cypress Cove cores fabbed at 14nm. Rocket Lake holds up to eight physical cores, offers PCIe 4.0 and an integrated Xe GPU.