Intel 12th Gen Core “Alder Lake-S” supports DDR5 memory

Published: 7th Aug 2020, 13:42 GMT   Comments

Intel Alder Lake-S supports dual-channel DDR5 memory

The upcoming 12th Gen Core desktop series codenamed Alder Lake-S was rumored to support DDR5 memory, but it was never really confirmed. The new data that was sent to us appears to confirm this fact:

Updated RKL-S DDR4 2DPC SBS configuration
Added ADL-S DDR5 UDIMM 1DPC B2B ECC and Non-ECC configuration
Added ADL-S DDR5 UDIMM 2DPC B2B ECC and Non-ECC configuration
Updated TGL-H DDR4 T3/12L WP ECC 1DPC configuration
Added TGL-H DDR4 MD 1Rx16 configuration

Legend: One DIMM Per Channel (1DPC), Two DIMMs Per Channel (2DPC), UDIMM – Unbuffered DIMM

Anonymous tip.

Neither AMD nor INTEL have officially confirmed DDR5 support for their upcoming architectures. It is worth noting that both companies will shift to new platforms at the same time. AMD will adopt a new AM5 socket to support Zen4 architecture, while Intel will introduce LGA1700 socket for its (alleged) 600 motherboard series.

The data also points towards DDR3 and DDR4 support on Tiger Lake-H. The series is expected to be a successor to Comet Lake-H, Intels high-end flagship mobile series for gaming laptops.

INTEL Mainstream CPU Series Specs
VideoCardz.comCoffee Lake-SComet Lake-SRocket Lake-SAlder Lake-SMeteor Lake-S
Launch Year201820202020-20212H 20212022-2023
Fabrication Node14nm14nm14nm10nmTBC
Core µArchSkylakeSkylakeCypress CoveGolden Cove + GracemontTBC
Graphics µArchGen9Gen9.5Gen12Gen12 TBCTBC
Max Core Countup to 8 coresup to 10 coresup to 8 coresup to 16 (8B+8s)TBC
SocketLGA1151LGA1200LGA1200LGA1700LGA1700
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

We recently covered a leak from Coreboot where all Alder Lake-S and Alder Lake-P configurations were listed. This chart only shows the S-Series.

Intel Alder Lake-S Configurations
VideoCardz.comBIG coresSMALL coresGPU
8 Big Cores
8+8+1
 
8
 
8
GT1
8+6+1
 
8
 
6
GT1
8+4+1
 
8
 
4
GT1
8+2+1
 
8
 
2
GT1
8+0+1
 
8
 
0
GT1
6 Big Cores
6+8+1
 
6
 
8
GT1
6+6+1
 
6
 
6
GT1
6+4+1
 
6
 
4
GT1
6+2+1
 
6
 
2
GT1
6+0+1
 
6
 
0
GT1
4 Big Cores
4+0+1
 
4
 
0
GT1
2 Big Cores
2+0+1
 
2
 
0
GT1



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