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It was rumoured that we would see 12th gen in September of this year but it now seems we will only see the Alder-Lake S chips in November according to Wccftech. This would be the fastest architect upgrade in desktop history, with only 8 months between Rocket-Lake S and the new Alder-Lake S.
Alder-Lake S will be Intel’s first chips on the 10nm scale for desktops, it is also rumoured to feature DDR5 on the high end boards and PCIe 5. Intel expects a 20% performance increase for single-threaded applications and up to the twice as good multi-threaded performance.
This means that Intel might beat AMD to both these major performance upgrades on their new platform, LGA1700. The series will utilize Intel’s Hybrid Technology which makes use of a combination of high-efficiency and high-performance cores.
|Intel Mainstream Desktop CPU Series|
|VideoCardz.com||Rocket Lake-S||Alder Lake-S||Raptor Lake-S||Meteor Lake-S||Lunar Lake-S|
|Launch Date||March 30, 2021||November 2021?||2022||2023 (?)||2024 (?)|
|Fabrication Node||14nm||10nm Enhanced SuperFin||10nm Enhanced SuperFin (?)||7nm Enhanced SuperFin (?)||TBC|
|Core µArch||Cypress Cove||Golden Cove + Gracemont||Golden Cove + Gracemont (?)||Redwood Cove + Gracemont (?)||TBC|
|Graphics µArch||Gen12.1||Gen12.2||Gen12.2||Gen 12.7||Gen 13|
|Max Core Count||up to 8 cores||up to 16 (8+8)||up to 16 (8+8)||TBC||TBC|
|PCIe Gen||PCIe 4.0||PCIe 5.0||PCIe 5.0||PCIe 5.0||PCIe 5.0|
|Intel Core Series||11th Gen Core-S||12th Gen Core-S||13th Gen Core-S||14th Gen Core-S||14th Gen Core-S|
|Motherboard Chipsets||Intel 500 (Z590)||Intel 600 (eg. Z690)||TBC||TBC||TBC|