Intel i7-11700K Review Rundown

Intel | Published on 12 Jul 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer


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  • New Cypress Cove cores are faster than the Core i7
  • Improved CPU performance compared to its predecessor
  • Nothing in particular


Rocket Lake is an amalgam of new technologies. Although the new Cypress Cove cores in the 11700K do have good generational improvements, all compared to the predecessor, that's not quite enough for single-thread performance. Still, as the i9 now also has only eight cores, two fewer than its Comet Lake predecessor, the i7-11700K may be the wiser choice between the two.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from Anandtech have found the following[***]:
The difference between the two is about +1.8% on CPU tests, +3% on Gaming tests, including performance regression in some areas. There is a small performance gain here in the real world test across the three generations of Intel processors, however it is still a step away from AMD. Where possible these benchmarks have been optimized with the latest in vector instructions.
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  • Up to a +19% instruction per clock (IPC) generational improvement over the Ice Lake cores
  • Very good CPU performance
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Intel Core i7-11700K is the eight-core, 16-thread desktop CPU that the Core i9-11900K should have been. The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X mostly beats it in flat-out performance. With a bit of platform maturity and more aggressive pricing, Intel's not out of the desktop processor race just yet.
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  • Competitive pricing
  • Solid performance for an eight-core, 16-thread CPU
  • Supports Intel UHD Graphics 750 integrated graphics (IGP)
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from Tomshardware have found the following[***]:
The $399 Intel Core i7-11700K processor slots into Intel's Rocket Lake product stack. Cypress Cove, Intel's first new architecture for desktop PC chips in six years, grants the Rocket Lake chips a 19% increase in IPC in most workloads. Rocket Lake's 19% IPC gain largely offsets the performance hit from the reduced core count.
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  • Fully overclockable
  • Supports Adaptive Boost Technology (ABT)
  • Fully overclocked
  • Lackluster CPU performance


  1. 1. ^ Intel Core i7-11700K Review: Blasting Off with Rocket Lake. Anandtech. 2021-03-05. Retrieved 2021-03-16.
  2. 2. ^ Intel Core i7-11700K Review. Pcmag. 2021-05-25. Retrieved 2021-05-26.
  3. 3. ^ Intel Core i7-11700K Review: The Chip of Last Resort. Tomshardware. 2021-07-10. Retrieved 2021-07-12.
  4. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  5. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  6. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.


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