Possible configurations of Intel Alder Lake-S/P and M emerge

Published: Jul 15th 2020, 15:08 GMT   Comments

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.comCoffee Lake-SComet Lake-SRocket Lake-SAlder Lake-SMeteor Lake-S
Launch Year201820202021~2022~2023
Fabrication Node14nm14nm14nmTBCTBC
Core µArchSkylakeSkylakeWillow Cove (?)Golden Cove + GracemontTBC
Graphics µArchGen9Gen9.5Gen12Gen12 TBCTBC
Max Core Countup to 8 coresup to 10 coresup to 8 coresup to 16 (8 BIG + 8 SMALL)TBC
Memory SupportDDR4DDR4DDR4DDR5DDR5
PCIe GenPCIe 3.0PCIe 3.0PCIe 4.0PCIe 4.0TBC
Intel Core Series8th/9th Gen Core-S10th Gen Core-S11th Gen Core-S (?)12th Gen Core-S (?)TBC
Motherboard ChipsetsIntel 300 (eg. Z390)Intel 400 (eg. Z490)Intel 500 (Z590)Intel 600 (eg. Z690) (?)TBC

Source: Sharkbay@PTT via @momomo_us

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