WTF?! Sooner or later, Intel secretly launched the Core i9-11900KB, i7-11700B, i5-11500B, and the i3-11100B. The B stands for badass as a result of that’s what these processors are: they use the 10nm SuperFin node, the superior Willow Cove core structure, and are clocked increased than their common counterparts.
Okay, possibly B doesn’t stand for badass. It’s the shorthand for BGA, ball grid array. That’s a solderable sort of socket, which signifies that these processors come completely connected to their motherboards and may’t be pulled out or swapped out, and are out of bounds for fans and builders. Which is a rattling disgrace, I say.
“Intel has partnered with clients occupied with increasing their product portfolio with fanatic, small form-factor desktop designs,” reads Intel’s official line. “The Intel Core i9-11900KB processor is a BGA answer constructed with distinctive specs and efficiency particularly for these designs.”
The B-series is being known as a secret as a result of Intel by no means formally introduced them, however their spec sheets are public on Intel’s processor catalog.
And what mighty advantageous spec sheets they’re…
|Cores / Threads||8 / 16||6 / 12||4 / 8|
|Base Clock||3.3 GHz||3.2 GHz||3.3 GHz||3.6 GHz|
|Turbo Enhance 3.0||4.9 GHz||4.8 GHz||4.6 GHz||4.4 GHz|
|Thermal Velocity Enhance||5.3 GHz|
|L3 Cache||24 MB||12 MB|
In most methods, the B-series is an improve. All of the chips have a 65 W TDP, however apart from the 11900KB, they’ve bought increased base clocks and thermal velocity increase clocks. Presumably, that’s an enchancment courtesy of the leap from 14nm to 10nm.
The Core B-series is listed as a Tiger Lake product, which means that they leverage Willow Cove cores. Willow Cove is the successor to the cell model (known as Sunny Cove) of the Cypress Cove structure utilized by the common components. In our testing, Willow Cove is sort of a bit sooner than Sunny Cove. The one consequence of its use is the drop from 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes to simply 16 PCIe 3.0 lanes.
However let’s circle again, these are Tiger Lake CPUs. These aren’t Frankenstein prototypes. They’re overclocked cell processors.
|Market||Desktop||Desktop OEM||Laptop computer|
|Cores / Threads||8 / 16|
|Base Clock||3.5 GHz||3.3 GHz||2.1 – 2.5 GHz|
|Turbo Enhance 3.0||5.2 GHz||4.8 GHz||4.9 GHz|
|Thermal Velocity Enhance||5.3 GHz||–|
|L3 Cache||16 MB||24 MB|
|TDP||125 W||65 W||35 w|
Theoretically, the 11900KB will run cooler than the common 11900K whereas being equally quick, if not sooner. I am excited to see the small type issue prebuilts referenced in Intel’s assertion as a result of these processors have some critical potential.