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Will you pre-order or buy a Rocket Lake CPU?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by g67575, 19 Mar 2021.

  1. Journey

    Sgarrista

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    Location: West Midlands

    Corrected it for you. :D
     
  2. woppy101

    Mobster

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    Location: newcastle

    TBH they seem a massive backwards step and it seems intel only released the so called 11th gen to try and stop more marketshare going to AMD, but that conversation is for another thread ;);)
     
  3. Space Monkey

    Don

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    Location: Outer Space

    Yeah agreed :)
     
  4. woppy101

    Mobster

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    Location: newcastle

    PMSL, you could be right, hopefully that traffic jam in the canal had containers upon containers full of Intel/AMD/Nvidia goody’s, that are now on their merry way to us
     
  5. Grim5

    Soldato

    Joined: 6 Feb 2019

    Posts: 6,878

    Rocket lake has another problem and this time it's not the cpu cores.

    As it turns out, Intel have yet to actually release a video driver for Rocket lake - yea that's right, the iGPU on Rocket lake has no drivers and also funny is that Intel has no solid date for when a driver will be released right now it's just "a few weeks away"
     
  6. humbug

    Caporegime

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    lol...
     
  7. Destination

    Capodecina

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    Wow, that wasn't an April 1st thing was it?
    They really should have delayed their launch by 2 days, just to make the date coincide.
     
  8. Alex h

    Soldato

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    Location: Lost

    Lol gets better and better
     
  9. benjii

    Mobster

    Joined: 26 Apr 2013

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    Location: Plymouth

    That's not a new problem either. The same happened with Kaby Lake, I wanted to use the CPU for 4k playback, but it took a month or two for the drivers to come out to allow hardware decoding.
     
  10. ChrisD.

    Caporegime

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    Posts: 25,855

    That’s beyond comical.
     
  11. jimmy321

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Jul 2009

    Posts: 953

    Location: Bridge of Weir, UK

    Release date for the GPU driver is Monday. I will be looking at 11400 for our aging office pcs they seem good value.
     
  12. LePhuronn

    Soldato

    Joined: 26 Sep 2010

    Posts: 6,108

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    Do you really need a 6c/12t CPU for an office PC? And the 10400 is £30 cheaper, Ryzen 3200G is £50 cheaper.

    Even for simple office use, I really can't see an argument for Rocket Lake, especially when Comet Lake is seeing big price drops to shift stock.
     
  13. Grim5

    Soldato

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    does the 11400 come with a cooler? Kinda sucks if it doesn't as you'd need to go that many coolers
     
  14. jimmy321

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Jul 2009

    Posts: 953

    Location: Bridge of Weir, UK

    Some reports from the accounts package can take over a minute to run if I run the same report from my 9700k with pcie 3 SSD it runs about 10 x faster. Time is money if you get reports running faster invoices generating in less than a second rather than 3 seconds that saves staff time at £20.00 an hour so it will pay for itself and I can get more done per person.
     
  15. jimmy321

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Jul 2009

    Posts: 953

    Location: Bridge of Weir, UK

    Yes comes with heat sink and cooler as far as I'm aware but probably use after market if there is noise saving as I try and keep as many parts as quite as possible in the office.
     
  16. Game

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Aug 2009

    Posts: 554

    think yourself lucky we use a web based system once people start running reports it grinds everyone else to a halt

    talk about frustrating for sales staff
     
  17. jimmy321

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Jul 2009

    Posts: 953

    Location: Bridge of Weir, UK

    Exactly this some of our stuff is in the cloud and we got full fibre last year and it was a god send we had 2 adsl lines before 1 for VOIP and the other for general internet.

    As you say it causes upset and wastes time paying staff to wait for the system so I think paying that bit extra is worth it the 11400 looks good for me and should last many years.
     
  18. Robert896r1

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Sep 2018

    Posts: 1,096

    More oc gaming comparisons: A well oc’d 9900k will beat or match an oc’d 11900k in gaming. A 10900k will pull away even more so with games that core scale. A few niche cases like Minecraft the 11900k does really well in. Overall, if you overclock for gaming purposes primarily, get a 10900k with DR bdie and avoid rkl.
     
  19. ChrisD.

    Caporegime

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    Are you sure that’s not just the SSD making a difference?
     
  20. Game

    Hitman

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    it doesnt suprise me dont think the 11900 or 11700 are worth it

    but to be fair only a tiny minority ever buy the top chips or even overclock them