Intel to present its vision on March 23Next 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 detailsThe 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.