Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger shares Engineering of the Future vision on March 23

Posted on Wednesday, March 17 2021 @ 22:29 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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It seems hard decisions have been made at Intel about the future of the company. For several years now, Intel has faced major criticism as the company failed to address several emerging trends and completely messed up the rollout of not only 10nm but also 7nm. Earlier this year, there were rumors about Intel becoming more asset-light and outsourcing more to foundries -- but this chatter quickly dried up after Pat Gelsinger became the new CEO of Intel on February 15, 2021.

Intel to present its vision on March 23

Next week, Pat Gelsinger will provide a business update and address the new area of innovation and technology leadership at Intel. The webcast is named "Intel Unleashed: Engineering the Future" -- it will be livestreamed on 2-3 p.m. PDT, Tuesday, March 23 via Intel's website.

We expect a final decision has been made about Intel's factories and perhaps we'll even hear news about what Intel has in store for the coming years. Two months ago, Intel promised it would reveal details about its 2022-2023 product roadmap before the publication of the first-quarter results.

Rumored roadmap details

The Intel Rocket Lake-S desktop processors will hit the market just before the end of this month and towards the end of the year, we can expect the first 10nm desktop processors. These 10nm chips are named Alder Lake-S, it's a new platform that will use LGA1700. Alder Lake-S will be a hybrid architecture with small energy-efficient cores and big high-performance cores. It will also deliver DDR5 and PCI Express 5.0 support -- so definitely a major upgrade.

What Alder Lake will mean for gaming performance is uncertain. A recently leaked roadmap shows 2022 may see the introduction of Raptor Lake-S, which may be a refresh of the Alder Lake platform. Interestingly, the leaked slide specifically singles out improved CPU cache for gaming as a major new feature for Raptor Lake. Pessimists think this implies Alder Lake's gaming performance may disappoint.

Leaked roadmaps imply we'll see Meteor Lake-S in 2023 -- this will be the first 7nm desktop processor from Intel. Hopefully, we'll find out more details about Intel's future CPUs and GPUs next week.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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