Intel 12th Gen Core “Alder Lake-S” now rumored to launch in November

Published: May 10th 2021, 13:37 GMT   Comments

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Intel Alder Lake-S early Q4 2021?

According to Wccftech Intel is now planning to launch its new 12th Gen Core series in November.

It was previously rumored that we might see an announcement of the 12th Gen Core series already in September with the possible launch by the end of this year. It is now reported that the launch might actually happen in November. What this means is that Intel Alder Lake-S would arrive just 8 months after Rocket Lake-S, possibly the fastest architectural upgrade in Intel’s mainstream desktop history.

The series will utilize Intel’s Hybrid Technology which makes use of a combination of high-efficiency and high-performance cores. Such an approach has never been used in a desktop environment at such a scale. Not to mention, Alder Lake is Intel’s first 10nm desktop CPU. These are the most important changes to the Intel processor lineup, but they are not the only ones coming with Alder Lake.

The series will introduce the latest PCIe Gen5 as well as DDR5 and LPDDR5 memory technology support. Both are to be supported on the Intel platform sooner than AMD’s, or so it is expected as AMD has never confirmed when they should support these technologies.

There haven’t been any leaks with actual roadmaps of client CPUs. We did, however, see a workstation production schedule, which indicated that Intel has plans to start the mass production of Alder Lake CPUs in the third quarter. Internally Intel expects a 20% performance increase for single-threaded applications and up to twice as good multi-threaded performance.

Intel 12th Gen Core “Alder Lake-S”, Source: VideoCardz

Intel Mainstream Desktop CPU Series
VideoCardz.comRocket Lake-SAlder Lake-SRaptor Lake-SMeteor Lake-SLunar Lake-S
Launch DateMarch 30, 2021November 2021?20222023 (?)2024 (?)
Fabrication Node14nm10nm Enhanced SuperFin10nm Enhanced SuperFin (?)7nm Enhanced SuperFin (?)TBC
Core µArchCypress CoveGolden Cove + GracemontGolden Cove + Gracemont (?)Redwood Cove + Gracemont (?)TBC
Graphics µArchGen12.1Gen12.2Gen12.2Gen 12.7Gen 13
Max Core Countup to 8 coresup to 16 (8+8)up to 16 (8+8)TBCTBC
PCIe GenPCIe 4.0PCIe 5.0PCIe 5.0PCIe 5.0PCIe 5.0
Intel Core Series11th Gen Core-S12th Gen Core-S13th Gen Core-S14th Gen Core-S14th Gen Core-S
Motherboard ChipsetsIntel 500 (Z590)Intel 600 (eg. Z690)TBCTBCTBC

Source: Wccftech

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