Intel Core i9-11900K, Core i9-11900, and Core i7-11700 Engineering Samples CPU-Z Screenshots Offer Info About 11th-Gen Willow Cove Processors

Three CPU samples claimed to be of Intel Core i9-11900K, Core i9-11900, and Core i7-11700, have appeared online. The person who claims to be in possession of the samples slotted them inside an unnamed Intel B560 motherboard with LGA 1200 socket and took CPU-Z screenshots. These images offer and confirm several key pieces of information about the Willow Cove-based Intel 11th-Gen Intel Core Series of CPUs.

Intel Core i9-11900K, Core i9-11900, and Core i7-11700 Engineering Samples Specifications, and Features:

The Intel Core i9-11900K Engineering Sample seems to have a Base Clock of 3.4 GHz and a Turbo of 4.8 GHz. Earlier reports mentioned a 3.5 GHz Base Clock and Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB) up to 5.3 GHz. Strangely, TVB technology is not shown by the CPU-Z software. It is possible the CPU-Z version might be an older one that doesn’t have the TVB factor included. According to the software, the Intel Core i9-11900K Engineering Sample is a 125W TDP model. This confirms it is a K series CPU.

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The Intel Core i9-11900 and Intel Core i7-11700 Engineering Samples are quite similar. Both CPUs carry a Base Clock of 1.8 GHz with the Turbo at 4.4 GHz for the Intel Core i9-11900 CPU and 4.4 GHz for the Intel Core i7-11700 respectively. Both the samples have a 65W TDP.

It is interesting to note that the person who acquired these Engineering Samples, also mentioned the prices. He claims to have acquired the Intel Core i9-11900K Engineering Sample for 2800 Yuan (430 USD). The Intel Core i9-11900 (non-K variant) cost 2300 Yuan (350 USD), and the Intel Core i7-11700 Engineering Sample cost 1600 Yuan (245 USD).

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It is quite apparent that these above-mentioned prices will not be the same for the commercially available or retail units of Intel Core i9-11900K, Core i9-11900, and Core i7-11700. Engineering Samples are never meant to be sold in the first place.

According to the person who is in possession of the Engineering Samples, these CPUs support XMP memory profiles up to 4133 MHz. Interestingly, the person also ran Cinebench R20 tests and indicates the Intel Core i7-11700 Engineering Sample scored 529 points in the single-core benchmark with 4672 points in the multi-core test.

Alap Naik Desai


A B.Tech Plastics (UDCT) and a Windows enthusiast. Optimizing the OS, exploring software, searching and deploying solutions to strange and weird issues is Alap's main interest.