I guess Tom's Hardware was not able to buy an 11th gen from Mindfactory.de and is still bound by NDA until 3/30.
Anandtech and Hardware luxx were able to buy one and already came up with "temporary" benchmarks that look anyway like the final ones: a BIOS update will not bring a hail Mary double-digit optimization.
11th gen is from time to time faster than Zen 3 for INTEL selected games, but it is NOT for productivity benchmarks and other games. 11th gen can also be behind 10th gen. Disclosure: I don't care about gaming, I use my computers for work, Ryzen 9 and Threadrippers.
11th gen is a bad band-aid from a technological viewpoint but I’m sure INTEL will sell a lot of them. No need to worry for INTEL, with their momentum and financial power they can fool around for several years before finally coming up with a kiss-ass architecture. They have the advantage in terms of attrition war with AMD and ARM. People predicting the death of INTEL are living in Unicorn Land.
Last but not least, INTEL 11th gen is the new best of the best for a very long time: you get a winter heater for free
Meanwhile I’ll be waiting for Zen 3 Threadripper and then watch Zen 4 vs. Alder Lake for a possible hardware update early next year.