Intel Core i7-11700KF 8 Core Rocket Lake Desktop CPU Spotted in Ashes of The Singularity Benchmark, On Par With Core i9-10900K


Intel's Core i7-11700KF is the latest Rocket Lake 11th Gen Desktop CPU to make an appearance within the Ashes of The Singularity database. The chip was spotted by TUM_APISAK and it looks virtually identical to its bigger brother, the Core i9-11900K.

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As I said, the Core i7-10700K and the Core i9-10900K are going to be the exact same chip with the only differentiating factor being the clock speeds and the power limits. The Core i7-10700KF would feature 8 cores and 16 threads along with 16 MB of L3 cache. The chip seems to feature a 100 MHz higher base clock than the Core i9-11900K at 3.60 GHz. This is similar to how Intel Core i7-10700K came with a 100 MHz higher clock than the Core i9-10900K but we have to consider that the Core i9-10900K featured a different core configuration versus the 10700K (10 cores vs 8 cores) and that is simply not the case here.

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The Core i7-11700KF and the Core i9-11900K will feature the same base TDP of 125W (PL1) but the Core i9-11900K is expected to feature a 250W (PL2) rating while the Core i7-10700KF might end up with a 225-230W PL2 rating. The Core i9 CPUs also tend to feature Thermal Velocity Boost which is not featured on the Core i7 parts. As such, the 11700KF will feature 100-200 MHz lower clocks than the 11900K.

This is also the 'KF' variant which comes with a disabled iGPU. Intel could be offering both 'K' and 'KF' variants at launch but we can't say for sure right now since the launch is still months away and these could be early samples for OEMs and motherboard vendors to test out. The performance metrics show the chip scoring 11300 points in the benchmark with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card and 64 GB of DDR4 memory.

The average frame rate for the CPU was 126.7 FPS. The chip is on par with the Core i9-10900K at 1440p (Crazy Preset) but at the same time, slower than the Core i9-9900K and AMD Ryzen 5 5600X. The issue with Ashes of The Singularity benchmark is that results that are from different users are not a good means for comparison since they are running on different platforms and we don't know for sure if they are overclocked results are stock. As of now, the only thing this benchmark shows us is that the Core i7-11700KF is on its way to the consumer segment in Q1 2021.

The Intel Core i9-11900K benchmark showed us that the Rocket Lake lineup will help Intel reclaim its gaming performance crown but at the same time, AMD is definitely going to be cooking its own next-generation Ryzen refresh lineup to counter Intel's 11th Gen family.

Intel 11th Gen Rocket Lake Desktop CPU Lineup Specs (Preliminary):

CPU NameCores / ThreadsBase ClockBoost Clock (1-Core)Boost Clock (All-Core)CacheGraphicsTDP (PL1)TDP (PL2)Price
Core i9-11900K(F)8 / 163.50 GHz5.30 GHz4.80 GHz16 MBIntel Xe 32 EU (256 Cores)125W251W$539 US (K)
$513 US (KF)
Core i9-11900(F)8 / 162.50 GHz5.20 GHz4.70 GHz16 MBIntel Xe 32 EU (256 Cores)65W224W$439 US
$422 US (F)
Core i9-11900T8 / 161.50 GHz4.90 GHz3.70 GHz16 MBIntel Xe 32 EU (256 Cores)35W115W$439 US
Core i7-11700K(F)8 / 163.60 GHz5.00 GHz4.60 GHz16 MBIntel Xe 32 EU (256 Cores)125W251W$399 US (K)
$374 US (F)
Core i7-11700(F)8 / 162.50 GHz4.90 GHz4.40 GHz16 MBIntel Xe 32 EU (256 Cores)65W224W$323 US
$298 US (F)
Core i7-11700T8 / 161.40 GHz4.60 GHz3.60 GHz16 MBIntel Xe 32 EU (256 Cores)35W115W$323 US
Core i5-11600K(F)6 /123.90 GHz4.90 GHz4.60 GHz12 MBIntel Xe 32 EU (256 Cores)125W224W?$262 US (K)
$237 US (KF)
Core i5-116006 /122.80 GHz4.80 GHz4.30 GHz12 MBIntel Xe 32 EU (256 Cores)65W154W$213 US
Core i5-11600T6 /121.70 GHz4.10 GHz3.50 GHz12 MBIntel Xe 32 EU (256 Cores)35W92W$213 US
Core i5-115006 /122.70 GHz4.60 GHz4.20 GHz12 MBIntel Xe 32 EU (256 Cores)65W154W$192 US
Core i5-11500T6 /121.50 GHz3.90 GHz3.40 GHz12 MBIntel Xe 32 EU (256 Cores)35W92W$192 US
Core i5-11400(F)6 /122.60 GHz4.40 GHz4.20 GHz12 MBIntel Xe 24 EU (192 Cores)65W154W$182 US
$157 US (F)
Core i5-11400T6 /121.30 GHz3.70 GHz3.30 GHz12 MBIntel Xe 24 EU (192 Cores)35W92W$182 US