At CES 2021 virtual event, Intel announced its next-gen Gen Core CPUs. Intel is planning to release two new generations of consumer CPUs this year. First one Rocket Lake-S which will be released in March and Alder Lake-S in the second half of this year. Recently Unikno’s hardware tweeted that intel would be launching its 12th Gen CPU and new 600-series chipset motherboards in September 2021.
Intel says that the Alder lake CPUs are a huge leap over the previous generations. Intel’s new 12th Gen Alder Lake CPU’s are a significant breakthrough in the x86 architecture. They will be Intel’s first 10nm desktop processors. Also, it adds that next-gen Alder Lake CPUs will be a foundation for the future of mobile and desktop processors.
Along with this, we can also expect LGA 1700-based motherboards and the new Intel 600-series chipset. Also, we are now expecting DDR5 memory support alongside PCI Gen5. Intel might be the first to launch a completely new architect ahead of the competitor.
Intel 12th Gen Cpu-Alder Lake-S processors.
As per reports, it will be the first time Intel making a heterogeneous processor with both Cove-class and Mont-class cores on the same die. However, Lakefield came with a similar design but it was very small with a limited production sale.
12th Gen Core CPU’s the new Alder Lake platforms are built on an enhanced 10nm SuperFin architecture. It is made with Intel’s Hybrid Technology that will combine the high-efficiency and high-performance cores into a single chip.
Intel will be using its high-power Golden Lake and new Gracemont cores for efficiency. Compared to the Tiger Lake using Willow Cove CPU cores.
Intel 12th Gen CPUs comes with a Hybrid Big-Small Architecture
As per reports, there is some evidence that Intel’s 12th gen core CPU Alder Lake Processors are made with a design that is similar to ARM’s big.LITTLE approach. This mainly involves a mix of higher-powered cores for big tasks and more power-efficient cores for lighter weight chores. Everything is wrapped in the same slice of silicon.
Whereas officially all the information just falls under rumor. Though, It is sure that intel is going in the big/little direction. This information was spotted on a recent post of a leaked document, it suggests that Alder Lake on the desktop will come with upto 16 cores arranged in a big-slash-little format.
In addition to this, the screenshot from Twitter user HXL shows that the intel document highlighting its Hybrid technology.
The two types of cores in the processors, identified as big and small cores. Both the cores will share the same instruction set and model-specific registers (MSRs). The Intel slide states that the instruction sets when hybrid computing is enabled. it is limited to the instruction sets available to the big core.
It also informs that “Hybrid computing may not be available on all the SKU’s. We can assume that information is consistent with past rumors surrounding Alder lake. The big-slash-little approach makes sense especially when battery life comes into play.
Intel 12th Gen Cpu Alder Lake-S Will support DDR5
As per rumors, Alder Lake-S also made few appearances on the web. In addition to this, recent leaks include an engineering sample of SiSoftware’s SANDRA database, which indicates having 16 cores and 32 threads clocked at a 108Ghz to 4Ghz. Along with this it has 30MB of L3 cache and was accompanied by 32GB of DDR5-4800 memory. Alder Lake is also expected to have PCI Express 5.0.
Till now only Adata and Samsung are fabricating the DDR5 RAM. But so far it is mostly limited to devices like the Samsung S21 plus.
One of the reasons for this Intel’s new approach is current motherboard chipsets don’t support DDR5 RAM. So Intel is also working on the new LGA 1700 socket, which motherboard manufacturers like MSI are already planning for release.
The next generation of RAM DDR5
It will provide you with more than double the memory bandwidth of DDR4. Also, it is rumored that Memory maker Adata is working on releasing modules with 8,400MT/s compared to DDR4’s rate of 3,200MT/s. In this, the 8400MT/s speed describes the lower end of capability of DDR5, with faster speeds to follow once the manufacturing process is improved.
However, Intel’s silicon rival AMD isn’t expecting to start supporting the DDR5RAM until the announcement of the release of their Zen 4 architecture in 2022. If Intel successfully comes with a DDR5-supporting lineup of processors several months advance to a year before Team Red. Then it would be a huge advantage for intel over AMD. Because we know that AMD has ended Intel’s 15-year dominance in the Desktop CPU industry, with the AMD processors earlier this month. They impacted Intel’s desktop PC market share. Along with this Previous rumors also informs that Intel will include DDR5 RAM with a new LGA1700 socket with this generation.
While it all seems very exciting, there are some things you should consider. It is not something that most of us will likely get our hands on this year regardless. Because the initial DDR5 RAM modules will be sold at premium prices. And mostly they will be used in servers and data centers initially, before making their way to the consumer market practically.
Intel 12th Gen Core CPU Alder Lake processor will represent a significant breakthrough in x86 architecture and it will be Intel’s most powerful and scalable system-on-chip. As per rumors, it may release in September. It will be Intel’s first processor built on a new enhanced version of 10nm SuperFin. And it will be a foundation for future desktop and mobile processors. Capable of delivering smarter, faster, and more efficient real-world computing.
As Uniko’s Hardware said in a tweet, Intel would be launching 12 Gen Core CPU’s along with a new 600-series of chipset motherboards in September 2021.