The newly spotted sample is faster than previous entries that were discovered on the Sisoftware or Geekbench website. It's a 16-core Alder Lake-S processor that identifies as having a 1.8GHz base clock, 4.0GHz Boost, 10x 1.125MB L2 cache, and 30MB L3 cache. The chip was tested in a system with DDR5-4800 memory.
Alder Lake-S uses a hybrid design, with high-performance and energy-efficient cores. Only the high-performance cores feature hyper-threading so this results in an unusual number of threads.
Performance-wise it's impossible to tell anything about this chip as it's still way too early for that. Intel is expected to introduce Alder Lake-S in the second half of this year.
While ‘processor multi-media’ performance has dropped from 438 Mpix to 263 Mpix compared to the 1.38 GHz ADP-S sample back from October, the memory bandwidth, for instance, has increased from 13.49 GB/s to 34.21 GB/s (254%).
SiSoftware— 188? (@momomo_us) January 19, 2021
Intel Alder Lake Client Platform (Intel AlderLake-S ADP-S DDR5 UDIMM CRB)https://t.co/7VjKuRDrR6
Genuine Intel 0000 1.80GHz (16C 32T 1.8GHz/4GHz, 10x 1.25MB L2, 30MB L3)
Intel AlderLake-S Mobile Graphics Controller (256S 32C SM3.0 1.5GHz, 512kB L2, 12.8GB) pic.twitter.com/G6QAPeQsFd