XFastest HK has claimed to have put an Intel Core i9-11900 ES to the test, using Cinebench R15 and Cinebench R20 to see what the 10-core, 20-thread Comet Lake desktop processor could produce. The results are somewhat surprising in how low they are, considering Intel will eventually; be competing against AMD’s Zen 3-based Ryzen 4000 series of desktop processors. To highlight the differences, the table below consists of the engineering sample’s results compared to the results; we managed to attain with an AMD Ryzen 9 3900X back in December 2019.
The Intel chip performs comparably to the AMD processor in the single-core tests; but completely loses its way in the multi-core tests. Of course, there are several variables; to be considered, such as the components in the system that features the Intel Core i9-10900 ES and the fact that it is an engineering sample. The base clock for the ES is 2.50 GHz, whereas the final clock; for the 10-core Comet Lake desktop processors will be 2.80 GHz. The difference in TDP also has to be mentioned: The Ryzen 9 3900X can rely on 105 W TDP whereas the i9-10900 ES is limited to 65 W in the Cinebench tests.
The AMD processor foes have considerable advantages over the Intel engineering sample; in this particular benchmark example, including its two extra cores for enhanced; multi-core performance, and there is definitely room for improvement before the final product from Team Blue can be fairly judged. But these results do seem to indicate that Intel’s Comet Lake parts could struggle against AMD’s Zen 2 Matisse chips and will likely be demolished by Ryzen 400 desktop processors.