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AMD is sitting on top of the world right now. The company is making a spirited run at NVIDIA with its Radeon RX 6000 series, and its newly launched Ryzen 5000 series powered by Zen 3 is giving Intel a wedgie. One of the questions AMD's good fortunes raises is, will Intel retake the performance crown? If so, when? Well, it might not be until 2023. Let's discuss. The earliest Intel could leapfrog back in front of AMD in overall performance (multi-threaded, gaming, and practically everything else on the desktop) is with Rocket Lake, which is set to lift off in the first quarter of next year. Intel is claiming Rocket Lake will offer a double-digit gain in IPC (instructions per clock) performance,... Read more...
Today is not just any ordinary Tuesday. Nope, no siree, it sure is not. It is very different from almost every other Tuesday in the past several years, and do you know why? Simple—we have not one, but two upcoming Intel CPU cameos that have appeared on the web! I know, I know, today is special for another reason—it's Taco Tuesday! But enough with tacos (I vote pizza is better anyway, don't @ me). We're focused on silicon, and Intel has some important CPU launches coming up in 2021. The first of those is Rocket Lake, which figures to be the last of Intel's now-ancient 14nm node. While the competition is already on 7nm and heading to 5nm in 2021, Intel has been squeezing everything... Read more...
Over the next few months, all eyes will be on Intel's upcoming 11th generation Comet Lake-S desktop processors, which will supplant the current 10th generation Comet Lake-S family. While still being based on the 14nm process node, Rocket Lake-S will bring support for PCIe 4.0, Thunderbolt 4, along with higher clocks (and IPC) and more performance to the table. But looking past Comet Lake-S, there's the 12th generation Alder Lake-S architecture. We've talked about it quite a bit in recent months here at HotHardware, and now we're getting our first [alleged] look at an Alder Lake-S CPU. The image comes to us from Videocardz, which shows the processor... Read more...
Intel's ultra-portable Tiger Lake aspirations got off to a great start and reset the playing field for laptop performance, once retail examples broke cover last week. We've all been interested in seeing what the company would do for an encore in segments where power budgets are higher. Current speculation is that Intel might be ready to talk about Tiger Lake-H processors around CES, and perhaps in conjunction with its first discrete GPUs in more than 20 years. However, we might already know quite a bit more than that about the world's biggest x86 chip maker's plans, thanks to leaks inside notebook manufacturers. According to the sleuths at Notebookcheck, moles inside some OEMs have indicated... Read more...
Intel held a virtual Architecture Day 2020 event this week, and similar to its late 2018 event, the company disclosed a number of details regarding its Six Pillars of technology innovation -- Process, Architecture, Memory, Interconnect, Security and Software. During the event, Intel’s execs and architects discussed new transistor and packaging technologies, software and security innovations, and disclosed new information about upcoming CPU, GPU, memory, and hybrid architectures that are designed to advance products across Intel’s entire portfolio. Additional details were revealed regarding Intel’s upcoming Tiger Lake, Willow Cove, Xe Graphics, and hybrid Alder Lake architectures,... Read more...
More information continues to leak out regarding Intel's upcoming Alder Lake processors, which are rumored to feature a design scheme that is somewhat similar to ARM's big.LITTLE approach. Just a couple days ago, we wrote about a leak of an Intel document referencing a hybrid design technology, and now yet another leak offers up some additional information on Alder Lake. To begin with, it's said Alder Lake will arrive in three different versions, those being Alder Lake-S (desktops), Alder Lake-M (mobile/laptops), and Alder Lake-P (server). As previously rumored, the makeup of these chips would consist of high performance 'big' cores with power efficiency 'little' cores, and onboard graphics.... Read more...
While it's still early, there is more evidence than not to suggest that Intel's upcoming Alder Lake processors will adopt a design scheme similar to ARM's big.LITTLE approach. This essentially entails a mix of higher powered cores for big tasks, and more power efficient cores for lighter weight chores, all wrapped in the same slice of silicon. Officially, this all still falls under the rumor category. However, it sure looks like Intel is going in the big/little direction. This was spotted recently posted a leaked document suggesting Alder Lake on the desktop will arrive with up to 16 cores arranged in a big-slash-little format. Fast forward to now and Twitter user HXL has spotted an interesting... Read more...
We are all waiting patiently for Intel to finally move on from its 14 nanometer node on the desktop, and that day may come when its 12th generation Core "Alder Lake" CPUs arrive. It may seem like we are getting a bit ahead of ourselves talking about Alder Lake—we still have Rocket Lake in the wings—but apparently developers have access to some technical documentation about the upcoming CPUs. One of the documents seemingly confirms that Alder Lake-S processors will utilize a new socket, and specifically LGA 1700, according to a screenshot of Intel's technical library. Have a look... Source: @momomo_us Frequent leaker and Twitter user momomo_us posted the screenshot, which shows a PDF... Read more...
Are you getting tired of all the Comet Lake-S leaks and rumors? An official launch is presumably coming soon, and will put those to rest. For now, however, let's go ahead and switch things up by looking past Comet Lake-S. As in, way past it. A fresh leak points to Intel's eventual Alder Lake launch with some interesting details. Alder Lake is a few generations out. Intel is currently cranking out 10th generation Ice Lake and Comet Lake processors on mobile, and soon will launch 10th generation Comet Lake parts on the desktop. Then if past leaks pan out, we will have Tiger Lake and Rocket Lake, both likely to be labeled as 11th gen, and then finally Alder Lake, which we can assume (for now) will... Read more...