Recently reported online performance tests appear to show that Intel's upcoming 11th gen Core i5-11400 processor has better single-core performance than all of the company's 10th gen processors, a remarkable achievement given that the i5-11400 is the entry-level 11th generation CPU.
The benchmarks, found in the Geekbench Database , shows Intel 's next 11th gen entry-level processor beating fastest Intel processor from the previous generation in terms of single-core performance of around 200 points, with an outlier beating it by almost 1,000. Image 1 of 3
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Its multi-core performance falls well short of the Core i9-10900K, however. This is not too surprising, given that the 10900K is a 10-core, 20-thread processor, while the 11400 is a six-core, 12-thread processor. Yet this outlier manages to break 10,000, providing a good chase against the 11,000-plus multicore scores of 10900K.
This is still below the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, like PCGamesN note, which is AMD 's cheapest offering among competing 5000 series processors. However, Intel's budget 11th generation processor is pretty impressive, so we can't wait to see what the rest of the line has to offer as we approach their release in the coming weeks.
Intit's pushing hard to take down AMD
It's an understatement to say that Intel would really like to have some good news on the desktop processor front. After losing the processor market share In favor of AMD earlier this year and encountering production issues that pushed its 7nm processors back a few years, Team Blue definitely looked like it had been given a bit of a rough ride.
Intel is certainly hoping to change things up a bit with Rocket Lake-S and, later this year, Alder Lake, the large Intel 's.LITTLE similarly designed processor to arm the chips. Alder Lake uses a mix of efficiency and performance cores in the same way as Apple M1 chip and what looks rather promising - especially since Intel is ahead of AMD on this front. Whether this will lead them to recoup some of its losses on AMD remains to be seen, however.