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Rocket Lake claims higher PCIe Gen4 storage performance

by on24 February 2021

At least according to Intel

Intel has released some numbers comparing PCIe Gen 4 NVMe storage performance of the 11th gen Core Rocket Lake-S desktop CPU with AMD's Ryzen 5000 series CPU.

Ex-hack Ryan Shrout, now Chief Performance Strategist at Intel, released a performance slide showing the performance of Samsung 980 PRO 1TB SSD on a Core i9-11900K platform and comparing it to AMD's Ryzen 9 5950X. According to the slide, Intel's platform ends up 11 percent faster in PCMark 10.

Ryan Shrout also clarified that the test drive SSD was connected via PCIe AIC riser card on an x16 slot on both systems, in order to ensure the best possible results, and an 11 percent increase in performance is a decent result.

Of course, the used Quick System Drive Benchmark is a test that really does not show a lot, so we would love to see some more substantial results so hopefully, we'll see more details as we get proper reviews of Intel's Rocket Lake-S CPUs once it launches in mid-March.


Last modified on 24 February 2021
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