Average Bench: 101% (67th of 1442)

Based on 65,651 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000A0671 Model: 11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-11700K @ 3.60GHz

The i7-11700K is the second fastest CPU in Intel’s 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S lineup which brings higher IPC (early samples indicate +19%) and 50% stronger integrated graphics. There are also 500 series chipset improvements including: 20 PCIe4 CPU lanes (up from 16) and USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20 Gbps up from 10 Gbps). Rocket Lake’s IPC uplift translates to around a 10% faster Effective Speed than both Intel's 10th Gen and AMD’s 5000 series. Despite Intel’s performance lead, AMD continues to outsell Intel. Given the scale of Intel's operation, it’s inexplicable that their marketing remains so neglected. Little effort is made to counter widespread disinformation such as: “it uses too much electricity” or the classic: “it needs more cores”. Intel’s marketing samples are routinely distributed to reviewers that appear better incentivized to bury Intel's products rather than review them. Not enabling XMP or only testing with BIOS power limits enabled is akin to leaving the handbrake on during a race. Mind-numbing “scientific” and rendering benchmarks are presented as gospel. Different games, mostly unplayed by real users, are cherry picked for each “review”. When it's convenient, canned game benchmarks are chosen such as Ulletical’s CSGO which runs at nearly double the in-game fps. Credible benchmark data, which necessarily includes replicable video footage from popular games, is the exception rather than the rule. At every release, AMD’s marketers coordinate narratives to ensure another feast of blue blubber. Nonetheless, towards the end of 2021, Intel’s Golden Cove is due to offer an additional 20-30% performance increase. At that time, with a net 30-40% performance lead, Intel will probably regain significant market share despite AMD's class-leading marketing. In the meantime, most PC gamers need look no further than the 11400F. [Feb '21 CPUPro]

Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i7-11700K averaged 1.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-11700K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Speed 164Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 614Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-11700K is 23.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-11700K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 88Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 1,075Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 65,651 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.2 Memory 88 95.5
134 1-Core 164 176
266 2-Core 320 348
103% 191 Pts
Min Avg Max
495 4-Core 614 679
872 8-Core 1,075 1,249
102% 844 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,203 64-Core 1,539 1,699
95.2% 1,539 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.4
1-Core 172
2-Core 340
109% 203 Pts
4-Core 649
8-Core 1,277
114% 963 Pts
64-Core 1,660
103% 1,660 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.4
1-Core 174
2-Core 340
110% 203 Pts
4-Core 638
8-Core 1,050
103% 844 Pts
64-Core 1,677
104% 1,677 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.6
1-Core 169
2-Core 334
104% 195 Pts
4-Core 640
8-Core 1,123
106% 881 Pts
64-Core 1,627
101% 1,627 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.8
1-Core 168
2-Core 325
103% 193 Pts
4-Core 622
8-Core 1,112
104% 867 Pts
64-Core 1,645
102% 1,645 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.6
1-Core 166
2-Core 309
100% 186 Pts
4-Core 632
8-Core 1,136
106% 884 Pts
64-Core 1,645
102% 1,645 Pts
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING Z590-PLUS WIFI

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 Comments

11th generation Rocket Lake processor...

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7 days ago.

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DONT MAKE MY RYZEN 5900X ALREADY SEEM BAD—Mar '21

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AMD's choombas want to talk about power efficiency, on desktop—Mar '21


Excellent

4 months ago.

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Userbenchmark should sue AMD for defamation.—Mar '21


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2 months ago.

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thats amazing preformance! hyped!—Mar '21


Excellent

4 months ago.

Went for 11700k. Performance is extremely good. Temps are varying 40-65max C. Totally recommend it


Excellent

16 months ago.

the performance of this processor is impressive for its price


Good

3 years ago.


Excellent

12 months ago.

its so good for fortnite i can beat anyone with it


Excellent

15 months ago.

Find this on facebook marketplace (~$350) and its AMAZING!!


Excellent

2 years ago.

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