Average Bench: 102% (11th of 1323)

Based on 25,527 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 2.3% 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 Mixed Speed 169Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 329Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-11700K is just 20%. 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 87.8Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,111Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,527 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.4 Memory 87.8 96
151 1-Core 169 177
288 2-Core 329 353
108% 195 Pts
Min Avg Max
543 4-Core 625 687
955 8-Core 1,111 1,264
109% 868 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,385 64-Core 1,647 1,779
110% 1,647 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.9
1-Core 176
2-Core 351
114% 207 Pts
4-Core 683
8-Core 1,244
120% 963 Pts
64-Core 1,710
115% 1,710 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.6
1-Core 163
2-Core 325
109% 195 Pts
4-Core 648
8-Core 1,255
118% 951 Pts
64-Core 1,707
115% 1,707 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 97.6
1-Core 162
2-Core 302
106% 187 Pts
4-Core 628
8-Core 1,062
107% 845 Pts
64-Core 1,668
112% 1,668 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 97.7
1-Core 170
2-Core 325
111% 198 Pts
4-Core 616
8-Core 1,099
107% 858 Pts
64-Core 1,674
112% 1,674 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 83
1-Core 170
2-Core 304
103% 186 Pts
4-Core 589
8-Core 1,005
100% 797 Pts
64-Core 1,606
108% 1,606 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $400 @ launch in Feb '21
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Typical Core i7-11700K Builds (Compare 4,471 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 206%
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Desktop 107%
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Workstation 210%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING Z590-PLUS WIFI

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,180

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 Comments

11th generation Rocket Lake processor...

Added 9 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

2 days ago.

If you buy AMD for gaming you're drinking the koolaid baby.

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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


Poor

4 days ago.

BEST CPU EVER!!! it is running better as my Ryzen 7 5800x


Disliked

27 days ago.

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Userbenchmark should sue AMD for defamation.—Mar '21


Liked

2 months ago.

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thats amazing preformance! hyped!—Mar '21


Good

21 days ago.

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


Good

9 months ago.


Excellent

9 months ago.

this cpu is very fast but has very bad speeds of hyperthreading


Poor

7 months ago.

buy this instead of a 11900k


Excellent

2 months ago.

Best


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