In recent years, Intel’s release of new processors has a very interesting point, that is, the new generation of processors is always a little stronger than the previous generation, just like squeezing toothpaste, because the “lntel squeezing toothpaste” is a stalk among players. According to word of mouth, even their own public relations joked with this stalk, buying lntel products to get toothpaste.
However, Intel’s 11th-generation Core processors have a big hit. This is the first time Intel has innovated the CPU at the architectural level since the sixth-generation Core in 2015. The 19% IPS performance improvement is really awesome. It also added the latest Adaptive Boost Technology (hereinafter abbreviated as ABT), which allows all 8 cores of the i9-11900K to reach 5.1GHz or above, which is very scary and can be said to be Intel’s most powerful gaming processor in recent years.
And from our game test, we found that the i9-11900k is quite strong in terms of theoretical performance, and it is much stronger than the previous generation and the product. This is due to the advantages of the IPC performance improvement on the Cypress Cove micro-architecture.
Let’s take a look at the game performance. I have selected 15 more mainstream games for testing. I don’t know if I don’t test it. Even after the ray tracing technology is turned on, under the blessing of RTX3090, 11900K and Gigabyte Xiaodiao PRO Z590 (Z590 AORUS PRO AX) ) With the combination, the game fluency is quite fierce, and there are no games that cannot be played.
Do you think that the game requires only a processor and graphics card? Wrong, the supporting motherboard is also more critical, especially when the 500 series chipset upgrade is still relatively large, it is also necessary to upgrade the motherboard.
The launch of each generation of lntel processors is inseparable from the powerful chipset support. Paired with the 11th generation processor is the 500 series motherboard chipset. This generation of Z590 chipset is also surprising. According to the official specifications given by Intel, we have made a table for you to compare and watch. You can also check the specifications of the corresponding chipset at Intel ARK.
PCIe Gen 4.0
The biggest improvement of Intel Z590 is the support of PCIe Gen 4.0. The current mainstream NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards support PCIe Gen 4.0. To fully utilize the performance of the graphics card, the support of high-speed transmission protocol must be indispensable. At the same time, the current graphics cards are relatively thick and heavy, so you can see that the excellent Z590 motherboards are equipped with metal vests for the PCIe slots, which are used to strengthen the PCIe slots.
In addition, the current game capacity is large, and the demand for transmission performance is also high. Equipped with Gen4 M.2 NVMe SSD is also the choice of most gamers. Even the PCIe configuration of Z590 is more flexible and can be transformed into 2*8+2*4, or even extreme 1*8+3*4 mode. The advantage is that while enjoying the ultimate gaming performance of the graphics card, we can also take advantage of the speed of PCIe Gen 4.0 solid-state drives, and can also form a larger PCIe Gen 4.0 solid-state drive storage array. (Note: The PCIE4.0 function of the Z590 motherboard requires the support of the 11th generation Core)
Powerful cooling vest
PCIe Gen 4.0 SSDs have an advantage in fast transmission speed, but high temperature will follow, and good heat dissipation will directly affect the performance of the SSDs. Therefore, most motherboard manufacturers recommend better cooling models on the Z590. group.
The general motherboard can be equipped with a thin M.2 heat dissipation vest, but the Gigabyte Xiaodiao PRO Z590 motherboard is based on the thick top M.2 heat dissipation vest, and the bottom of the M.2 is also equipped with metal heat dissipation. Vest, the two-layer heat dissipation vest can efficiently dissipate heat for the M.2 solid state drive.
Gear2 memory frequency division mode
The core 11th generation processor has added a memory frequency division mode. Not only the Z590 motherboard, but even the B560 motherboard also supports the memory frequency division mode. The simple understanding is that the memory frequency is no longer limited by the processor’s IMC physique. In the case of frequency division, it can release a higher frequency for the memory to achieve a more powerful game performance of the whole machine.
Power supply module
Finally, of course, in order to ensure the continuous and stable operation of the Core 11-generation processors at high frequencies, the power supply VRM module of the motherboard must not be weak.
Like the Gigabyte Xiaodiao PRO Z590 motherboard, the power supply module is relatively powerful. The 12+1-phase PWM power supply design, in which the 12-phase core power supply is a straight-out design, and the ISL99390 DrMos chip provides a powerful power supply current of 12*90A+=980A . This allows the i9-11900K to run stably above the 5.1GHz frequency, making the game run more smoothly.