Intel Rocket Lake

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Intel’s Core i9-11900K might be down to 8 cores, but its gaming performance is still just as quick

When AMD launched their Ryzen 5000 series last year, it quickly became apparent that throwing more cores and threads at a game didn’t necessarily result in significantly faster frame rates. Indeed, unless you regularly use your gaming PC for other intensive desktop tasks such as editing videos, running virtual machines or you’re a full-time streamer, you’re usually much better off opting for a mid-range CPU like AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600X than spending loads of cash on something more upmarket like their Ryzen 9 5900X. The same can be said for Intel’s new Core i9-11900K, their latest flagship CPU in their…

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Intel’s Core i5-11600K strikes back at AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600X

After their 10th Gen Comet Lake CPUs got well and truly whomped by AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series at the end of last year, Intel have come back fighting with the launch of their 11th Gen Rocket Lake CPUs. With proper PCIe 4.0 support across the board, memory overclocking available on more motherboard chipsets than ever before, as well as some welcome improvements to its instructions per clock performance, Rocket Lake finally feels like an Intel platform that’s worth upgrading to – especially when the ongoing hardware shortages have put quite the premium on their Ryzen rivals. Indeed, with Ryzen 5…