After a long silence, Intel finally updated its new 11 generation desktop core processor. On the 11th generation mobile terminal, Intel has introduced the iris Xe core graphics card for the processor, with “no plug-in performance” as the core selling point. However, the 11th generation core desktop terminal released yesterday only said nothing about “no plug-in performance”.
OK, no kidding. At present, the 11th generation of Intel Desktop processors only released the core series, with a total of 19 SKUs, which can be divided into i5, i7 and i9 according to the level. Some models provide K / F / KF / T branches, of which the most high-end model is i9-11900k, and the entry-level model is i5-11400t. Because the 11th generation core has not changed the package pins, the new b560 / z590 chipset launched simultaneously with the 11th generation core still continues the original lga1200, and last year’s old radiator can be taken out for further use.
Compared with the previous generation of products, the new 11 generation core adopts a new rocket Lake architecture, which can achieve up to 19% of the IPC upgrade. Because the core graphics card adopts the Intel Xe architecture, the performance of the integrated graphics card is also improved by 50%. In addition, the memory support of the 11th generation core comes to 2933-3200mhz.
The new i9-11900k is an 8-core 16 thread processor. The silent frequency is increased to 3.5GHz (2.5GHz for 11900). The highest frequency of Rui frequency can reach 5.3GHz. The full core Rui frequency can also reach 4.8ghz, but the TDP is still controlled at 125w. Unfortunately, the Intel product library only mentions that 11900 uses 16MB cache, and does not give the specific size of L3 cache. Compared with AMD’s zen2 structure shared memory, it is a pity.
As for the 11600kf that many people pay attention to, it is still a 6-core 12 thread mid-range processor. Although the silent frequency is slightly lower than the 10600kf of the previous generation, from 4.1ghz to 3.9ghz, Rui frequency still surpasses 10600kf to 4.9ghz. The memory frequency is also increased from 2666mhz to 2933-3200mhz. Along with the 11th generation core, there are 20 channels for the PCIe, which can feed the graphics card and hard disk.
But looking at the whole 11 generation core product line, I think the most suitable one for gamers is the i5-11400f, which costs only $157. Like the 11600kf, the main frequency of the 11400f is slightly lower than that of the previous generation. The silent frequency is only 2.6GHz, but the Rui frequency is also increased to 4.4ghz, which is no problem for common games. The cache and TDP are 12MB and 65W respectively, and the memory also supports 3200mhz. The PCI channel also supports 16 + 4 display card + hard disk configuration. Considering the current price of the new z590 motherboard, 11400f + b560 motherboard, coupled with a good graphics card and a good hard disk, will be a balanced and cost-effective game console solution.
How to evaluate the 11th generation desktop core?
If you pay a little attention, it’s not difficult to find that you have been evaluating Intel’s 11th generation desktop core with the scene of “game” just now. The reason is very simple: the Zen 2 architecture has brought significant performance advantages to AMD, making amd surpass Intel on the most familiar track of Intel. After the development of Zen, Zen + and zen2, AMD ryzen, which used to be a “cost-effective choice”, has become the first choice for many game players. How to “recapture” the game market that once belonged to itself has become the most important issue for Intel 11 core to consider.
But the problem is that for the “influential” games at this stage, CPU is far less important than a high-end game graphics card, and it has become the consensus of players to put the processor budget on the graphics card. After all, the graphics card improves the number of game frames significantly, but there are few games that can use all the cores of the processor. Considering that the 11th generation desktop core is likely to be the end of Intel’s 14nm process, in my opinion, if it’s not “in urgent need of new computers”, it’s not too much to be a “wait party”. But if you are in a hurry to buy a new computer to go home and connect with your friends, the 10 generation core and b460m after the price reduction are more cost-effective choices.
The next generation must be 10nm?
Here, I would also like to talk about the issue of Intel’s process technology: no matter how many plus signs Intel adds after 10nm, 14nm is still Intel’s last word in front of AMD and even apple. Before that, Intel had repeatedly reported that the “10nm process is mature”, but in the end, it repeatedly let users down.
In order to change the impression of “backward” consumers, pat Gelsinger, Intel’s current CEO, admitted that Intel is exploring more possibilities for chip cooperation. In other words, Intel wants to “outsource” its products by introducing external technology. It is obvious that the outsourcing of part of the chip process has become a fixed track for Intel, but the specific form of cooperation remains to be discussed. Through the introduction of external technology, Intel is expected to catch up with the industry in a short period of time, make its products compete with AMD on the same starting line, and polish its 14nm for many years. Naturally, it is also time to step out of the historical stage.