What you need to know
- Leaked slides detail Intel's upcoming Alder Lake-S CPUs.
- The CPUs offer 20% better single-thread performance and double multi-thread performance over their predecessors.
- The Alder Lake-S processors should launch in the second half of this year.
Details about Intel's upcoming Alder Lake-S processors have leaked online. A report by VideoCardz shares slides detailing Intel's 12th Gen CPUs.
According to the report, Intel claims 20% single-thread performance improvement on its Golden Cove core design. The Alder Lake processors will also allegedly be twice as fast in multi-threaded workloads. The slide mentions Intel's new Gracemont cores alongside the improved multi-thread improvements. VideoCardz points out that it's not known if these improvements are in comparison to Intel's Rocket Lake or Tiger Lake processors.
The Alder Lake CPUs feature Intel Hybrid Technology with small high-efficiency cores and big high-performance cores.
The Alder Lake CPUs will support PCIe Gen 5 and Gen 4 as well as DDR5 and DDR4. On the mobile CPU side of things, the Alder Lake processors support LPDDR4 and LPDDR5. A separate report from VideoCardz reveals that the Alder Lake chips will support LPDDR5X.
VideoCardz also shared details about the Intel 600 series chipset. The desktop CPUs will support dual-channel DDR5-4800 memory. Motherboards that are DDR-4 capable will support up to 3200 MHz modules, while high-end Z690 motherboards will offer DDR5 support, according to the report.
The CPU will support PCI Gen 5 and have 16 PCI Gen5 capable lanes. It will also have 4 PCI Gen4 lanes.
When Intel announced delays to its 7nm chips, the company also stated that its 10nm Alder Lake desktop CPUs were on the way. The new Alder Lake chips should arrive in the second half of this year, though we don't have an exact date. VideoCardz lists the launch date of the Alder Lake-S CPUs as Q4 2021.
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