Intel Alder Lake-S iGPU
Intel engineers are evaluating the performance of the Intel 12th Gen Core “Alder Lake-S series”, a leak from the SiSoftware website (discovered by @TUM_APISAK) reveals. The leak showcases the performance of the integrated graphics for the Alder Lake-S platform. This is not a CPU benchmark and the 32C does not refer to 32 CPU cores. The 32 refers to GPU Execution Units, which are detected as 256 Shadings Units.
For comparison, the flagship CPU model of the current series (Core i9-10900K “Comet Lake-S”) ships with 24 EUs (192 Shading Units). That said, the future successor will carry more GPU cores.
The leak does not directly confirm whether the CPU features Xe Graphics (Gen12), but since the 11th Gen Core series (Rocket Lake-S) – also not yet released, is already confirmed to feature Xe Graphics, then the successor is more than likely to feature the next-generation graphics IP as well.
The Alder Lake-S series are currently expected in 2022. The series will feature Intel Hybrid Technology with big and small cores. The new processors will also require a new platform (LGA1700 socket). The shift to the new platform will allow Intel to support DDR5 and PCI-E 4.0 interface (already supported by Z490 motherboard series).
Intel Alder Lake Client Platform Alder Lake Client System (Intel AlderLake-S ADP-S DRR4 CRB) Intel AlderLake-S Mobile Graphics
Intel(R) AlderLake-S Mobile Graphics Controller (256SP 32C 500MHz, 512kB L2, 6.3GB) (OpenCL)
Source: SiSoftware via @TUM_APISAK