Intel Alder Lake-S rumored to have 16-18% higher IPC than Rocket Lake-S

Posted on Thursday, Feb 18 2021 @ 13:52 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Asian tech site HKEPC offers interesting rumors about Intel's next two generations. First up, the site claims the 11th Gen Core "Rocket Lake-S" desktop processors will start shipping on March 15th. This suggests the availability will be about two weeks earlier than what was previously rumored.

The more interesting part of the article concerns the future Alder Lake-S series. According to HKEPC, the 12th Gen Core processors will launch in December. These new chips will be fabbed on 10nm Enhanced SuperFin, which is a better node than the 10nm SuperFin that is currently used for the Tiger Lake laptop CPUs.

Alder Lake-S will switch to LGA1700 and will obviously require a new motherboard. The architecture will not only support DDR5 memory but also PCI Express 5.0. Intel was very late with PCI Express 4.0 support but they're early to the PCIe 5.0 party.

Rocket Lake-S is sort of a transition between the old and the new, it's still 14nm but packs the new Cypress Cove cores and Xe-based Gen12.1 integrated graphics. Alder Lake-S will have more advanced Gen12.2 graphics and it will be the first Intel desktop platform to feature a hybrid core configuration. There will be up to eight Golden Cove high-performance cores and up to eight Gracemont energy-efficient cores.

The new Golden Cove cores reportedly offer a 20 percent gain in IPC versus the Willow Cove cores that are used by Tiger Lake. Compared with the upcoming Rocket Lake-S, the overall IPC gain is expected to be around 16 to 18 percent.

Lastly, HKEPC also claims AMD's next-gen Ryzen CPUs are slightly delayed to 2022. These new Socket AM5 parts will also get DDR5 support.

Source: VideoCardz

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