Please note that this post is tagged as a rumor.
Intel’s bigSMALL architecture aka Hybrid Technology is coming to desktop and mobile platforms.
Intel Alder Lake
Yesterday we reported on a leak detailing how the Hybrid Technology would work for the upcoming 12th Gen Core architecture, aka Alder Lake. The series will be Intel’s second series to feature big and small cores on a single die. The first Hybrid Technology-based series were ultra-low-power processors based on Lakefield architecture.
Alder Lake will focus on higher-wattage CPUs, the “S Series” is likely to be up to 125W, same as the Comet Lake-S series (at least for PL1 power state). The leaks also suggested there is Alder Lake-P, likely to be Atom Server series (as previous Intel “P Series”) coming. Additionally, Alder Lake-M is also rumored to appear, as reported by respected leaker from PTT forums, Sharkbay.
According to the data he posted, Alder Lake series would look like this:
- Alder Lake-S
- 8 Big Cores + 8 Small Cores + GT1 GPU
- 6 Big Cores + 0 Small Cores + GT1 GPU
- Alder Lake-P
- 2 Big Cores + 8 Small Cores + GT2 GPU
- 6 Big Cores + 8 Small Cores + GT2 GPU
- Alder Lake-M
- 2 Big Cores + 8 Small COres + GT2 GPU
Possible configurations of Alder Lake
This is not the first time we are seeing such configurations for Alder Lake-S. The very first leak from March also listed 8+8+1 and 6+0+1 configurations.
The first leak suggesting Hybrid Architecture for Alder Lake, Story
|INTEL Mainstream CPU Series Specs|
|VideoCardz.com||Coffee Lake-S||Comet Lake-S||Rocket Lake-S||Alder Lake-S||Meteor Lake-S|
|Core µArch||Skylake||Skylake||Willow Cove (?)||Golden Cove + Gracemont||TBC|
|Graphics µArch||Gen9||Gen9.5||Gen12||Gen12 TBC||TBC|
|Max Core Count||up to 8 cores||up to 10 cores||up to 8 cores||up to 16 (8 BIG + 8 SMALL)||TBC|
|PCIe Gen||PCIe 3.0||PCIe 3.0||PCIe 4.0||PCIe 4.0||TBC|
|Intel Core Series||8th/9th Gen Core-S||10th Gen Core-S||11th Gen Core-S (?)||12th Gen Core-S (?)||TBC|
|Motherboard Chipsets||Intel 300 (eg. Z390)||Intel 400 (eg. Z490)||Intel 500 (Z590)||Intel 600 (eg. Z690) (?)||TBC|