PC gaming is becoming bigger, more fair and diverse. Likewise the quality of this generation’s software and hardware is expanding. And to maximize the influence and power of the gaming world companies like Intel and AMD. They are creating exceptional processors to improve and optimize gameplay. Just recently AMD is announcing a livestream with desktop versions of the Ryzen 4000 series. However, Intel revealed the 11th Generation Rocket Lake CPU’s in early 2021.

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AMD’s Zen 3 chips were announced to set the stage for a new wave of powerful chips based upon a newer version of AMD. However, it will be announced today and will be branded as Ryzen 5000. On the other side, Intel confirmed that they will release the 11the Generation Rocket Lake. This is the answer of team blue to AMD’s Zen 3 chips. where they’re going to bridge technologies as Intel continues to iterate on its 14nm process. If you are planning to buy a new processor it is best to wait until 2021 or watch the livestream.

Intel 11th Generation Rocket Lake vs. AMD’s Zen 3


AMD Zen 3

Zen 3 processors have higher quality or better efficiency. AMD could lower its prices for Zen 3. As a result, it’s price will be different than their Zen 2 counterparts. The cost ranges from around £100 to £600. These are the prices of Zen 2-Ryzen based processors which you can use as a reference.

Intel 11th Generation Rocket Lake

No specific price information is available for Rocket Lake CPUs at this time, but the previous generation of Comet Lake chips is available between $120 and $550, 


AMD Zen 3

  • Zen 3 architecture with new 7nm+ process
  •  AdoredTV claims there will be 20% performance gains compared to the Zen 2 architecture.
  • AMD’s Zen 3-based Ryzen 9 4950X CPU with 16-core, 32-thread a 4.8GHz boost clock.
  • Expect both DDR4 RAM and PCIe 4.0, with DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 support likely to arrive in the future Zen 4 generation instead.

The new improved 7nm+ process will offer higher clock speeds while maintaining lower power consumption. Therefore, it will also increase the IPC (instructions-per-clock) up to 8% to 10%. Hence, rumors requested that AMD will introduce a new level of simultaneous multithreading in Zen 3 chips that would allow a single core to handle four threads.

Boosted clock speeds and increased IPC compared to the current generation. It provides a remarkable performance boost, particularly for multi-thread. Another potential upgrade that we could see in Zen 3-based processors is it has more cache to reduce the average cost (time or energy) to access data from the main memory. Above all, AMD packed Ryzen 3000 processors with cache, and the large amount of extra fast memory may have played a part in the excellent gaming performance across the board for Ryzen 3000 processors. 

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Intel 11th Generation Rocket Lake

  • Support for PCIe 4.0
  • 14nm processor
  • New microarchitecture for the desktop
  • AVX-512, Thunderbolt 4 support
  • Intel plans to launch Rocket Lake in Q1 2021 
  • Intel 12th-gen Xe LP Graphics provide step-function increase in integrated graphics performance

This new model comes with eight cores and 16 threads and is listed with a 3.2 GHz base frequency and 4.3 GHz boost. However, the early electronic sample (ES) chip was tested on an Intel reference validation platform (RVP) to make sure and secure that their motherboards are in the best condition for overclocking. On the other hand, the test indicates that the silicon is still under development. As such, we fully expect the frequencies to change before the chips hit retail. After tests and continues process, it shows that chips sporting a 5.0 GHz boost. 

According to Intel the Rocket Lake-S processors has been confirmed that it will support the PCIe 4.0 interface. While the motherboard makers even designed their products to support the interface. But it has some issues where a delayed production cycle led to destroying the original plan. But somehow they settled PCIe 4.0 support limitations to  PCIe slots only.

Stay updated. We’ll update this article as more information becomes available.