Intel Core i9-11900: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i9-11900

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i9-11900 sales 16 March 2021. This is Rocket Lake architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 8 cores and 16 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 5100 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Intel Socket 1200 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR4-3200 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 28.06 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Core i9-11900 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
8.19
 
Market segment
Desktop processor
 
Architecture codename
Rocket Lake
 
Launch date
16 March 2021 (recently)
 
Price now
$540
 

Technical specs

Basic processor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores
8
 
Threads
16
 
Base clock speed
2.5 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed
5.1 GHz
 
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
L3 cache
16 MB (shared)
 
Chip lithography
14 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
of 105 (Core i7-5557U)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i9-11900 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.

Number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
1200
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
65 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i9-11900. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
+
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost Technology
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading Technology
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
SIPP
+
 
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
+
 

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 
Secure Key
+
 
Identity Protection
+
 
SGX
-
 
OS Guard
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i9-11900's memory controller.

Supported memory types
DDR4-3200
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
50 GB/s
 

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i9-11900.

Integrated graphics card
 
Max video memory
64 GB
 
Quick Sync Video
+
 
Clear Video
+
 
Clear Video HD
+
 
Graphics max frequency
1.3 GHz
 
Execution Units
32
 
InTru 3D
+
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i9-11900's integrated GPU.

Number of displays supported
3
 

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i9-11900's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support
+
 
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2160@60Hz
 
Max resolution over eDP
5120 x 3200 @60Hz
 
Max resolution over DisplayPort
5120 x 3200 @60Hz
 

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i9-11900's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX
12.1
 
OpenGL
4.5
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe revision
4.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
20
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i9-11900. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

28.06

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different tests, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario.

24608

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i9-11900 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i9-11900 from AMD is Ryzen 7 3800XT, which is slower by 3% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.

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