Intel Core i9-11900 processor review - Benchmark and Specs

The processor Intel Core i9-11900 is developed on the 14 nm technology node and architecture Rocket Lake. Its base clock speed is 3.00 GHz, and maximum clock speed in turbo boost - 4.50 GHz. Intel Core i9-11900 contains 8 processing cores. To make a right choice for computer upgrading, please get familiar with the detailed technical specifications and benchmark results. Check socket compatibility before choosing.

General info

The base and maximum clock speed of the CPU Intel Core i9-11900, number of processing cores and threads.

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The general performance of a CPU can easily be determined based on the number of its cores and the thread count, as well as the base frequency and Turbo frequency. The more GHz and cores a CPU has, the better. Please note that high technical specs require using a powerful cooling system and a quality chipset (check VRM on the motherboard).

Frequency: 3.00 GHz   CPU Cores: 8
Turbo (1 Core): 4.50 GHz   CPU Threads: 16
Hyperthreading: Yes   Overclocking: Yes
Turbo (8 Cores): 4.00 GHz   Core architecture: normal
A core: 0x   B core: 0x

Internal Graphics

Some manufacturers complement their CPUs with graphic chips, such a solution being especially popular in laptops. The higher the clock frequency of a GPU is and the bigger its memory, the better.

GPU name: Intel Iris Xe Graphics 32 (Rocket Lake S)
GPU frequency: 0.40 GHz   GPU (Turbo): 1.35 GHz
Generation: 12   DirectX Version: 12
Execution units: 32   Shader: 256
Max. displays: 3   Technology: 14 nm
Release date: Q2/2021   Max. GPU Memory: 16 GB

Hardware codec support

Here we deal with specs that are used by some CPU manufacturers. These numbers are mainly technical and can be neglected for the purpose of the comparison analysis.

h264: Decode / Encode
JPEG: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode / Encode
VP9: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
AVC: Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
AV1: Decode

Memory & PCIe

These are memory standards supported by CPUs. The higher such standards, the better a CPU’s performance is.

Memory type: DDR4-3200   Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 2   ECC: No
PCIe version: 4.0   PCIe lanes: 16

Encryption

Data encryption support

AES-NI: Yes  

Thermal Management

Tjunction max.: 100 °C   TDP up: --
TDP down: 95 W   TDP (PL1): 65 W
TDP (PL2): --  

Technical details

These are key parameters that will help you determine which CPU is better. Pay special attention to the release date, technological aspects of the manufacturing process (measured in nanometers), and the third-level cache (L3).

L3-Cache: 16.00 MB   Technology: 14 nm
Architecture: Rocket Lake   Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Socket: LGA 1200   Release date: Q1/2021
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)   L2-Cache: 4.00 MB
Part Number: --

Devices using this processor

You probably know already what devices use CPUs. These can be a desktop or a laptop.

Used in: Gaming PC

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 benchmark is the newest software suit. It allows to account for the effect of memory performance on processor performance. Completely new algorithms provide the quite accurate benchmark testing results of the single-core CPU.

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