Intel Core i7-11700K processor review

Core i7-11700K processor released by Intel; release date: 16 Mar 2021. At the time of release, the processor cost $399 - $409. The processor is designed for desktop-computers and based on Rocket Lake microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Total number of cores - 8, threads - 16. Maximum CPU clock speed - 5.00 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 100°C. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm. Cache size: L1 - 512 KB, L2 - 2 MB, L3 - 16 MB.

Supported memory types: DDR4-3200. Maximum memory size: 128 GB.

Supported socket types: FCLGA1200. Maximum number of processors in a configuration - 1. Power consumption (TDP): 125 Watt.

The processor has integrated graphics Intel UHD Graphics 750 with the following parameters: maximum video memory size - 64 GB.

Benchmarks

PassMark
Single thread mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
3781
3457
PassMark
CPU mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
87767
25156
3DMark Fire Strike
Physics Score
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
14639
12020
Name Value
PassMark - Single thread mark 3457
PassMark - CPU mark 25156
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 12020

Integrated graphics – Intel UHD Graphics 750

Technical info

Boost clock speed 1300 MHz
Compute units 32
Core clock speed 300 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Peak Double Precision (FP64) Performance 166.4 GFLOPS (1:4)
Peak Half Precision (FP16) Performance 1331 GFLOPS (2:1)
Peak Single Precision (FP32) Performance 665.6 GFLOPS
Pipelines 256
Pixel fill rate 10.40 GPixel/s
Texture fill rate 20.80 GTexel/s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 15 Watt

Games performance

Days Gone (2021)

Low, 1280x72022.70
Medium, 1920x108012.40
High, 1920x108010.80

Mass Effect Legendary Edition (2021)

Low, 1280x72057.20
Ultra, 1920x108026.60

Resident Evil Village (2021)

Low, 1280x72023.50
Medium, 1920x108013.40

Outriders (2021)

Low, 1280x72029.10
Medium, 1920x108023.10
High, 1920x108017.40
Ultra, 1920x108015.40

Hitman 3 (2021)

Low, 1280x72042.60
Medium, 1920x108016.00
High, 1920x108013.10
Ultra, 1920x108011.80

Cyberpunk 2077 (2020)

Low, 1280x72012.40

Immortals Fenyx Rising (2020)

Low, 1280x72018.00
Medium, 1920x108012.00
High, 1920x108010.00

Crysis Remastered (2020)

Low, 1280x72033.20
Medium, 1920x10809.67

Yakuza Like a Dragon (2020)

Low, 1280x72029.20
Medium, 1920x10809.72
High, 1920x10809.30

Assassin´s Creed Valhalla (2020)

Low, 1280x72020.00
Medium, 1920x108011.00
High, 1920x10809.00

Dirt 5 (2020)

Low, 1280x72023.80
Medium, 1920x10809.50
High, 1920x10807.70

FIFA 21 (2020)

Low, 1280x72099.50
Medium, 1920x108047.30
High, 1920x108042.70
Ultra, 1920x108031.70

Star Wars Squadrons (2020)

Low, 1280x72074.40
Medium, 1920x108028.00
High, 1920x108024.00
Ultra, 1920x108022.00

Mafia Definitive Edition (2020)

Low, 1280x72022.30
Medium, 1920x10809.84

Serious Sam 4 (2020)

Low, 1280x72058.60
Medium, 1920x108012.00
High, 1920x10808.06

Death Stranding (2020)

Low, 1280x72027.40
Medium, 1920x108015.10
High, 1920x108014.90

F1 2020 (2020)

Low, 1280x72053.20
Medium, 1920x108023.50
High, 1920x108017.00
Ultra, 1920x108010.70

Strange Brigade (2018)

Low, 1280x72051.10
Medium, 1920x108019.00
High, 1920x108015.00
Ultra, 1920x108013.20

Gears Tactics (2020)

Low, 1280x72065.90
Medium, 1920x108023.40
High, 1920x108014.00
Ultra, 1920x108010.00

Red Dead Redemption 2 (2019)

Low, 1280x72028.60
Medium, 1920x108013.40
High, 1920x10807.39

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order (2019)

Medium, 1920x108015.00
High, 1920x108011.50

Borderlands 3 (2019)

Low, 1280x72026.10
Medium, 1920x108011.00
High, 1920x10806.29

Control (2019)

Low, 1280x72029.00
Medium, 1920x10808.40

Anno 1800 (2019)

Low, 1280x72042.00
Medium, 1920x108014.30
High, 1920x10808.56

The Division 2 (2019)

Low, 1280x72035.90
Medium, 1920x108014.10
High, 1920x108010.50

Metro Exodus (2019)

Low, 1280x72024.00
Medium, 1920x108010.60
High, 1920x10807.74

Apex Legends (2019)

Low, 1280x72059.00
Medium, 1920x108021.80
High, 1920x108015.70
Ultra, 1920x108015.70

Battlefield V (2018)

Low, 1280x72048.70
Medium, 1920x108018.40
High, 1920x108015.50
Ultra, 1920x108014.50

Far Cry 5 (2018)

Low, 1280x72031.00
Medium, 1920x108014.00
High, 1920x108013.00
Ultra, 1920x108012.00

X-Plane 11.11 (2018)

Low, 1280x72022.80
Medium, 1920x108017.30
High, 1920x108016.60

Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018)

Low, 1280x72023.00
Medium, 1920x108012.40
High, 1920x10808.46

Dota 2 Reborn (2015)

Low, 1280x72084.75
Medium, 1366x76861.65
High, 1920x108033.90
Ultra, 1920x108031.30

GTA V (2015)

Low, 1024x768108.00
Medium, 1366x76884.10
High, 1920x108018.10
Ultra, 1920x10807.43

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Rocket Lake
Launch date 16 Mar 2021
Launch price (MSRP) $399 - $409
Place in performance rating 22
Processor Number i7-11700K
Series 11th Generation Intel Core i7 Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Desktop

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3.60 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s
L1 cache 512 KB
L2 cache 2 MB
L3 cache 16 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 100°C
Maximum frequency 5.00 GHz
Number of cores 8
Number of threads 16

Memory

Max memory channels 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 50 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-3200

Graphics

Device ID 0x4C8A
Execution Units 32
Graphics base frequency 350 MHz
Graphics max dynamic frequency 1.30 GHz
Intel® Clear Video HD technology
Intel® Clear Video technology
Intel® InTru™ 3D technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Max video memory 64 GB
Processor graphics Intel UHD Graphics 750

Graphics interfaces

Number of displays supported 3

Graphics image quality

4K resolution support
Max resolution over DisplayPort 5120 x 3200 @60Hz
Max resolution over eDP 5120 x 3200 @60Hz

Graphics API support

DirectX 12.1
OpenGL 4.5

Compatibility

Configurable TDP-down 95 Watt
Configurable TDP-down Frequency 3.10 GHz
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Package Size 37.5 mm x 37.5 mm
Sockets supported FCLGA1200
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 125 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2019A

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 20
PCI Express revision 4.0
PCIe configurations Up to 1x16+1x4, 2x8+1x4, 1x8+3x4
Scalability 1S Only

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
Secure Boot

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel SSE4.1, Intel SSE4.2, Intel AVX2, Intel AVX-512
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Thermal Monitoring

Virtualization

Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)