Intel rumored to announce 12th Gen Core Alder Lake-S in September

Published: Jan 23rd 2021, 12:19 GMT   Comments

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Intel Alder Lake-S in September

According to a tweet from Uniko’s Hardware, Intel is now expected to unveil its Alder Lake-S series in September.

Intel 11th Gen Core series aka Rocket Lake-S are now expected to debut in March this year. Just six months later, Intel could be showing its Alder Lake-S processor series featuring a completely new socket.

From what we learned from Uniko’s, Intel is planning to launch motherboards first and announce Alder Lake CPUs at the same time. History might repeat itself, Intel just did a very similar announcement at CES 2021. You can already preorder the Z590 motherboards which are scheduled to ship in February, but the 11th Gen processor series is not expected to lunch until March.

In September, Intel would launch its 600 series chipsets for LGA1700 based motherboards. This is a major shift for the Intel platform, as we are now expecting DDR5 memory support alongside PCI Gen5. AMD has so far not confirmed when to expect AM5 socket-based Zen4 CPUs, thus Intel might be the first to launch a completely new architecture ahead of the competitor.

Intel Alder Lake-S in September tweet without GIF, Source: Uniko’s Hardware

Intel Alder Lake is to feature ‘enhanced’ 10nm SuperFin architecture. The CPUs based on this architecture will utilize Intel’s Hybrid Technology which pairs high-efficiency and high-performance cores under one chip, similarly to ARM’s big.LITTLE approach.

We have already exclusively shared the picture of the new Alder Lake-S CPU:

Intel 12th Gen Core (Alder Lake-S CPU), Source:

Rumored Intel Next-Gen Core Architectures
VideoCardzCore i9-12900KCore i9-11900KCore i9-10900K
Architecture10nm SuperFin14nm14nm
CodenameAlder Lake-SRocket Lake-SComet Lake-S
Core designGolden Cove + GracemontCypress CoveSkylake
Max. CPU configuration16 (8+8) cores / 24 threads8 cores / 16 threads10 cores / 20 threads
GraphicsGen12.2 (Xe)Gen12 (Xe)Gen9
PCI ExpressGen5 + Gen4Gen4 + Gen3Gen3
Memory StandardDDR5DDR4DDR4
Platform / SocketIntel 600 Series / LGA1700Intel 500 Series / LGA1200Intel 400 Series / LGA1200
Launch DateSeptember 2021March 2021April 2020

Source: Uniko’s Hardware

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