When AMD released the Ryzen 5000 series of processors, based on the Zen 3 architecture, the performance of these CPUs was the best on the market and exceeded the capabilities of Intel’s strongest models from the 10th generation Core processors.
However, Intel has quietly developed a new core that will be used in the 11th generation of the "Rocket Lake" platform. Codenamed Cypress Cove, the chip design represents a ported 10nm Sunny Cove design, which reportedly offers a 19% IPC improvement.
For those wondering if that’s enough to catch up with AMD’s Zen 3 IPC performance, there are Geekbench 5 results from Intel’s 35-watt Intel Core i9-11900T processor. With a base frequency of just 1.5GHz, the CPU is capable of boosting one or two cores up to a speed of 4.9GHz, giving us an example of the single-thread performance we can expect from this CPU.
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In the Geekbench 5 tests, the Core i9-11900T scored 1717 points in single-thread and 8349 points in multi-thread scores. Compared to this, the AMD Ryzen 5800X scores 1674 points for a single-thread. Rocket Lake's Cypress Cove core managed to be 2.5% faster than Zen 3.
However, in multi-threaded results, the AMD chip is indisputable because Intel's low TDP processor prevents it from reaching full performance.