Intelligence’s Ryan Shrut (PC Perspective Editor-in-Chief, Introductory Film) has released a slide that looks innocent. It introduces SSD storage on the Intel platform Rocket Lake (Core i9-11900K) Achieved 11% higher transfer rate on PCMark than AMD platform.
More inquisitive users visited the Intel website, where more detailed data was required, but no specific measurement results were provided – claiming that the Intel platform came out 1.11 times faster than the AMD platform. This is strange (meaning the absence of measured results), but it is not necessary. The following configuration is even more interesting:
Smart users have pointed out that the X570 ROG Rampage VIII from Asus, the board to test the AMD platform, does not exist. Asus has never really released such a board (at least not yet), or any board with the X570 chipset in the Rampage series. So we can only ulate what Intel actually tried. Measured values cannot be verified – Intel values, platform not published Rocket Lake It will not be available for more than a month as it is released, and the platform with the X570 ROG Rampage VIII board does not exist.
Intel can really fall to the ground: If no one can measure it again, we can not deny that Rocket Lake is fast. Maybe there will be something in it. At CES, Intel claimed it Rocket Lake 6% faster than the “12-core Raison 7” on the Metro Exodus. There is no such product, and so far no one was able to send in the perfect solution, which is not strange.
But that is not the end of it. Finally, when asked about the configuration, Ryan said that SSD has not been tested on the native NVME M2 slot but through a PCIe riser, i.e. an SSD slot or PCI card with slots. In such a case 99% of desktop users do not run an SSD (using a native slot on the board) and lack information about what the PCIe riser is for. There are passive and active solutions in their own controller. Again, we can only discuss what Intel probably used and why it did not include the tested SSD directly on the motherboard.
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