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Intel has officially announced the new 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S chips

By Aaron Yip - on 17 Mar 2021, 8:09pm

Intel has officially announced the new 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S chips

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Earlier today, computing giant Intel released its brand-new 11th Gen Intel Core S-Series desktop processors, which features a multitude of improvements designed especially for heavy gaming and content streaming. Sporting the spicy Rocket Lake-S code name and engineered on the new Cypress Cove architecture, the new chips are capable of engaging Intel's Thermal Velocity Boost feature to hit speeds of up to 5.3GHz, redefining the gold standard of performance for gamers and PC enthusiasts alike. 

Like every rock band, the S-Series chips have a "frontman", which happens to be the Core i9-11900K - a stellar, robust powerhouse with eight cores, 16 threads and 16MB worth of Intel Smart Cache functionality - the latter of which allows for highly efficient data-sharing between the threads in different cores. Additionally, it also sports ultra-fast memory speeds with DDR4-3200, which allows users to enjoy smooth and seamless experiences regardless of whether they're gaming or working. 

The new Cypress Cove architecture certainly has a lot to say for itself as well. Not only does it reportedly feature up to 19% gen-over-gen improvements in performance, but it also provides "up to 50% better graphics performance" with both Intel UHD Graphics and Intel X Graphics Architecture. In addition, artificial intelligence inference, which is mainly used in deep learning programs will also be enhanced through Intel's Deep Learning Boost and Vector Neural Network Instructions features. This hefty package is then topped off with a swath of improved overclocking tools and implements, and we certainly won't object to having more of those around. 

On top of the aforementioned Thermal Velocity Boost, Intel has also collaborated with over 200 game developers to devise the right improvements for tuning, stability and content streaming. The medley includes real-time memory overclockingDDR4-3200MHz support, 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes and Intel Quick Sync Video, among numerous other implements, all of which come together to provide unparalleled efficiency for users undertaking such tasks. 

For more information, check out the official Intel product brief as well as the Intel News Byte.

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