Intel announces 11% higher performance on Gen 4 SSDs with Rocket Lake-S

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A few weeks before the launch of Intel's new desktopprocessors, the American company is communicating all over the place in terms of performance.

After a few bad years for Intel, it seems that 2021 will be the year of revival for the American company. Indeed, before the end of the year, it should market the Alder Lake-S processors and finally move to the 10 nm etching process. Closer to us, it is Rocket Lake-S - and its 14 nm +++ - which will land in retailers before the end of March ... if everything goes well of course.

A release on which Intel is already playing very big since last fall, the Ryzen 5000 series allowed AMD to win on all fronts. Previously, AMD already had the best performing desktop processors for multi-core applications, but with the Ryzen 5000 series and their Zen 3 cores, AMD has the luxury of overtaking Intel even on single-core results in video games.

As a result, for the past few weeks, Intel has been communicating to boast about the merits of its new chips. It claims that it has regained the lead in some areas and is looking for every way to show - perhaps rightly so, we'll see when the chips are actually released - that it is competitive. So, a few days ago, it was the performance of storage units that were presented by Intel. With the Rocket Lake-S processors, PCI Express 4.0 is finally supported and the latest M.2 NVMe SSDs should be able to express themselves fully.

Intel mentions 11% higher performance on PCMark 10, comparing a Core i9-11900K / Z590 chipset based configuration and a Ryzen 9 5950X based configuration on an X570 motherboard. It specifies that in both cases, the system was on an SSD and that the measurements were made on a Samsung 980 PRO of 1 TB, one of the fastest NVMe SSDs of the moment.