Core i5-11400 in tests, what performance do we get compared to the Core i5-10400?

Intel Rocket Lake-S will not be released for another two months, but the records are ready, so it’s clear that Intel has already had to send a number of samples to the world, which got into different hands. And the fact that we already have support within the motherboards, so there is nothing to stop the new processors from starting to be tested unofficially.

The Core i5-11400 processor thus represents a direct successor to the Core i5-10400 processor, which can be obtained for as little as CZK 4,500, or significantly cheaper in the F version, and this version without iGPU is our most popular processor from Intel, at least according to Heureka rankings. In short, it is a good choice for reasonably equipped home PCs.

We can be curious about the performance progress of the Core i5-11400, which belongs to the Rocket Lake-S and will probably be the weakest processor based on the new architecture, as the lower Core i3 series should already be based on the old architecture. based on the original Skylake.

The Core i5-11400 will have a basic clock speed of 2.6 GHz and a turbo up to 4.4 GHz with a 6C / 12 configuration. Today’s Core i5-10400 has a basic clock of 2.9 GHz and a turbo of 4.3 GHz, which shows that the new cores in Rocket Lake-S are really more energy intensive, as both processors have the same TDP 65 W and this should match heat output when working on the basic cycle. It could be assumed that the turbo of all cores will be lower for new processors, however, such a model Core i5-10600K has an all-core turbo 4.5 GHz and The Core i5-11600K features 4.6GHz, so we would probably be wrong about that, but we will see what the reality will be, including consumption.

The new Core i5-11400 proved specifically in the Geekbench 5 test, where he proved Get a score of 1247 and 6197 points for the performance of one and all cores. The Core i5-10400 will reach about 1110 and 5680 points, so the new model has increased its performance of one core by about 12 percent, and in the case of more cores it does 9%. However, this would suggest that when loading all cores, the frequency is not where we would like it to be, but the problem may be elsewhere, and in this regard we will wait for Cinebench or similar tests, where performance scales well with the number of cores.

So in the case of single-core performance, the new Core i5-11400 is slowly approaching the Core i5-10600K (1330 and 7160 points), but as far as all cores are concerned, it’s not even halfway between it and its predecessor. Even in this test, it turns out that the Rocket Lake-S will not be a surprise in terms of progress in performance to the point, and we may be afraid that it will require a tax in the form of even increased consumption.

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