Another sighting of Intel's Rocket Lake-S. This time the Core i9-11900K flagship got spotted in the Ashes of the Singularity benchmark database. Expected in Q1 2021, this is another 14nm procesor that will pair Cypress Cove cores with Xe-based graphics. Rocket Lake-S will remain on LGA1200 but will add PCI Express 4.0 support.
VideoCardz reports the eight-core chip is listed with a 3.5GHz base clock but there's no info about the Boost frequency. A 3.5GHz base clock means it would be 200MHz lower than the current-gen flagship.
In two 1920x1080p tests with the “Crazy” preset, the Core i9-11900K processor scored 6400 points (64.7 FPS) and 6200 points (62.7 FPS). Users with AMD flagship Ryzen 9 5950X were quick to reply in the original thread to APISAK, and report that the AMD processor scores 7100 points (an average of 71.9 FPS). Compared with the best 11900K’s result the Ryzen 9 5950X is 11% faster than Core i9-11900K in this particular test.
VideoCardz also has some Ashes of the Singularity results of AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 6900 XT video card. This card launches on December 8th:
In Ashes of the Singularity Crazy 1080p preset, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT scored 10100 points, which is an average of 102.1 FPS. This puts RX 6900 XT just slightly under GeForce RTX 3090 which scores around 10400 to 10200 points according to the data from the same reviewer. Further analysis of the benchmark results reveals that a cut-down variant, the RX 6800XT scores exactly 10100 points as well, although the average framerate is 102.0 FPS (a difference of 0.1 FPS).