Intel Core i9-11900K Processor Review (11th Gen – LGA1200 Socket)

So we have a new 11900K in front of us today and there is still a level of excitement when something new arrives even if it raises the question why? What do I mean by that? Well we are getting a new processor from Intel that is better than the last gen but fails in comparison to the competition. By now you have probably seen those day one reviews and have seen what I am talking about. Yes this 11th gen by no means flipped the charts but it has done what it was intended to do. Intel had a choice to make either wait and release a new nm process later or release what we have now just to stay in the race. We can all agree this has to be the last we see of the 14nm process. I mean that fact that they were able to take this process this far is something, right? I would say its an achievement to be able to squeeze every ounce out of something. And that’s what they did. There really isn’t any head room left for overclocking on this generation. They pull a lot of power and in turn are going to run hot when they are pushed. And at the time of this review we are already seeing stuff about the 12th gen come out. Possibly see them in our hands in the 4th quarter of this year. So this generation may not be in the wheel house for very long. With all that being said I am actually happy that Intel didn’t wait and released this. They almost had no choice. The gaming performance of these chips are still very competitive and even can out perform the competitor in some titles. But when it comes to raw processing power it will have to hand over that top spot. I don’t consider myself a fan boy of either of the chip makers. I just want a solid price/performance ratio and I would go with either.

11th Gen Intel Core i9-11900K unlocked desktop processor. Featuring Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 and PCIe Gen 4.0 support, unlocked 11th Gen Intel Core desktop processors are optimized for enthusiast gamers and serious creators and help deliver high performance overclocking for an added boost. Thermal solution NOT included in the box. Compatible with 500 series & select 400 series chipset based motherboards. Refer to motherboard vendor for compatibility details. 125W.

I would like to thank Gigabyte for providing the review sample. This is a snippet from what Gigabyte has to say about themselves on their website:

GIGABYTE Techonology:Upgrade Your Life

A global leader in the PC industry, GIGABYTE offers a comprehensive product lineup that aims to “Upgrade Your Life.” With expertise encompassing consumer, business, gaming, and cloud systems, GIGABYTE uses research and innovation to consistently meet user needs. GIGABYTE is renowned for award-winning products including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, mini PCs, and other PC components and accessories, and has revolutionized the PC industry with patented DualBIOS™ and Ultra Durable™ technologies. As an expert in PC technology, GIGABYTE is poised to extend our scope in business servers and cloud systems with hardware and software solutions that integrate AI and AloT applications to develop the ideal infrastructure for future prospects in 5G.

That which resonates with your life

“Upgrade Your Life” is the core essence in everything we do at GIGABYTE. We believe only technology made for you will speak to you. With a keen understanding of your needs, we have raised industry standards with game-changing DualBIOS™ technology; our patented Ultra Durable™ motherboards are designed to last and outlast, and our superior Windforce Stack 3x Cooling System exceeds all expectations.

We break new ground. We also continuously provide reliable cloud infrastructure to help businesses optimize their operations as well as to advance development and expansion in the digital realm. By combining innovation and practicality, GIGABYTE wields the technology of the future to improve your life today.


When ideas manifest into reality

We have your bases covered, starting with the motherboard. With an established reputation for trusted quality, we pushed forward with graphics cards, laptops, and mini PCs, and corporations worldwide depend on us for reliable server solutions. We have set the foundations for future forays into machine learning (AI) and deep learning. Most of all, we have always been there innovating products that will spark your creativity. From the adrenaline-pumping AORUS eSport line for enthused gamers, to cutting-edge AERO laptops for inspired artists and creators, or portable yet powerful BRIX mini PCs, with your perspective in mind, we crafted technologies that have more realistic usability to make the future both achievable and approachable.

Foretelling your future in tech

Visualize this: Shaking your phone connects you to cloud. Your city is on a 5G network integrating medical, transportation, and power services. Even your appliances are online, working to make your life easier. AI guarantees that you always have personalized entertainment options. Blockchain has reshaped the financial world, and medical marvels take place daily with the help of VR. What you’re visualizing is already approaching reality, and the world will soon rush to keep up. Now is the time to Upgrade Your Life. Our vast product range can meet your personal, business, and computing needs and prepare you for future trends and developments. Using technology, we can achieve anything we visualize, and beyond.

In harmony with the natural world

We are eager to achieve the harmony between technology and sustainability. With the faith, we transformed the roof of Headquarters into a sustainable eco-roof with more than 400 species of plants and animals inhabited in order to reach the balance between work, life and leisure. In 2017, in response to the international Trillion Tree Campaign, we launched “Make Earth Green Again” and called on the society to plant trees. We also developed and applied the world’s first pure rice husk eco-package, which not only became a sustainability milestone in technology industry, but also won international awards such as iF, Red Dot and Good Design. As a gardener of technology and sustainability, we believe that every action is a seed of anticipation and will thrive into a better future.

Lets check out what Intel has to say about themselves on their website:


“Go off and do something wonderful.”

Those words from Intel co-founder Robert Noyce are more than just a great quote. They’re words to live by. Words we’ve taken to heart by putting our heritage at the heart of our actions. These words are our constant reminder that all you need is an idea and Intel Inside1 to do something truly wonderful.

Reimagining Intel in the world

We look different. And that’s on purpose. The new visual expression of our brand is a signal that Intel is entering a new era, where our rich legacy drives our future, where the pursuit of something wonderful fuels everything we do.

Do something that honors the past to forge the future

Simultaneously nodding to our heritage and leaping boldly into what comes next, our new visual identity emanates a renewed sense of confidence and simplicity.

Do something small that leads to something big

When we show up in the world, the Intel identity aims to illustrate how one innovation leads to another, always connected.

Do something that connects us all

When hardware, software and ideas come together, technology makes an authentic human impact and enables meaningful connections.


You can buy the 11th Gen Intel Core i9-11900K Processor (LGA1200) for around USD $549.99 from Amazon –


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