Intel Rocket Lake-S uses backported 14nm Cypress Cove cores

Posted on Monday, Jun 15 2020 @ 11:02 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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YouTube channel Moore's Law Is Dead claims Intel's Rocket Lake-S will be based on what Intel is calling "Cypress Cove". The 11th Gen Core chips from Intel are still made on 14nm and will reportedly feature up to eight cores (although some sources believe it may be 10). Up until now, it was reported that Rocket Lake-S would feature "Willow Cove" cores backported from the mobile 10nm+ Tiger Lake lineup. However, it seems Intel has given these backported 14nm cores the "Cypress Cove" codename.
Owing to the process, the IPC of these cores may be different from the "Willow Cove" cores on "Tiger Lake," and to avoid confusion, Intel possibly choosing to give it a different internal codename. In other words, Moore's Law is Dead believes that "Cypress Cove" may not offer the alleged 25% IPC gains over "Skylake" that you could expect instead from "Willow Cove" cores in "Tiger Lake."
Rocket Lake-S will be the most exciting desktop launch since Skylake. The new architecture will finally deliver a noteworthy IPC gain and it will also integrate Xe-based graphics. Intel is expected to introduce Rocket Lake-S in Q4 2020 or Q1 2021.

Via: TechPowerUp

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