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Intel might end up launching Alder Lake a little bit sooner than expected. Previous rumors pegged the launch as happening in November, but a new one claims desktop Alder Lake processors with unlocked multipliers will arrive in October, around the same time as Microsoft's upcoming Windows refresh. The timing is also said to not be a coincidence. Every passing rumor seems to make Alder Lake all the more intriguing. Not that it even needs more intrigue—the fact that Intel is embracing a hybrid architecture that pairs high performance cores with power efficient cores in the same package is interesting enough, and like everyone else, we are immensely curious to see how this plays out. Beyond... Read more...
As we fast approach the launch of Intel's 12th generation Alder Lake-S desktop processor platform, memory manufacturers are becoming a bit more comfortable talking about their DDR5 product portfolio. One such company is XPG, which today announced its new Caster DDR5 memory family, which will launch during Q3 2021. According to XPG, Caster modules will be available in either a standard gray/black finish or with RGB flourishes for those who want to show off their gaming rig's internals. In addition, the modules will be available in 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB configurations. With the launch of DDR5 memory, 32GB modules will become commonplace for enthusiasts, meaning that your typical consumer motherboard... Read more...
Much has been made of next-generation platforms on the horizon from AMD and Intel. Both are planning to embrace DDR5 memory, the former with its Zen 4 platform and the latter with Alder Lake-S. Along with supporting new features and technologies. Zen 4 and Alder Lake-S will introduce new socket designs, and leaked images and renders allow us to compare the two. It's expected that Alder Lake-S will arrive first, with a launch rumored for November. Alder Lake-S will leverage Intel's enhanced 10-nanometer SuperFin manufacturing process, along with jamming high performance cores with power efficient cores into the same package, for a heterogeneous design similar in concept to Arm's big.LITTLE approach.... Read more...
We have known since last year that Intel's upcoming Alder Lake-S desktop processors will not only introduce a heterogeneous design similar in concept to Arm's. big.LITTLE approach, but also a new socket. Intel documents revealed early on that Alder Lake-S would leverage an LGA 1700 socket. Otherwise known as Socket V, some leaked details about the design have emerged, as well as information about a sub-zero cooler. What you see in the image above is Cooler Master's MasterLiquid ML360 Sub-Zero cooler. Designed in collaboration with Intel, it features a water block with thermoelectric cooling (TEC) technology, a redesigned pump assembly, and a 360mm radiator. Otherwise known as a Peltier cooler,... Read more...
As we inch our way closer to the much-anticipated launch of Intel’s Alder Lake processors, hopefully by year’s end, we are hearing more and more about the next-generation CPU. Back in February, a 16-core 24-thread Alder Lake CPU hit GeekBench with some competitive numbers. Now, it seems another CPU variant in the family has made its way to that same benchmarking platform. On Friday, an Intel 0000 CPU identified as “GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 154 Stepping 0” made several appearances in GeekBench’s results browser. What we know now as Intel’s “Alder Lake Client Platform,” came with a healthy 14-core and 20-thread configuration but a seemingly... Read more...
Intel has promised to launch its Alder Lake-S processors before the end of the year (rumor has it this will happen in November), and with it come some exciting things, such as a heterogeneous architecture, DDR5 support, and PCI Express 5.0. If things go to plan, you can also expect single-rail power supply design called ATX12VO to take hold. What exactly is ATX12VO and why does it matter? Intel first published the ATX12VO specification in July 2019, then made a bit more noise about the standard in April 2020 when ASRock launched the industry's first ATX12VO motherboard, the Z490 Phantom Gaming 4SR (shown above, with a 10-pin ATX12VO power connector). As the name implies, ATX12VO gets rid of the... Read more...
Leaks pertaining to Intel's upcoming Alder Lake-S processors are piled up a mile high at this point, and they keep on coming. The latest one highlights an engineering sample that made a benchmark run in the free-to-play Dota 2 game, alongside an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card and DDR5 memory running at 4,800MHz. Alder Lake-S, as most of you reading this know by know, is a hybrid (or heterogeneous) architecture that will pair high performance cores with power efficient cores on the same slice of silicon. It's similar in concept to Arm's big.LITTLE approach, though very different in design—Alder Lake-S is very much a x86 CPU architecture. We've seen a bunch of leaks surrounding Alder... Read more...
Intel has already confirmed it is planning to launch its 12th Generation Alder Lake-S desktop processors this year, but an exact release date eludes us. That's okay, because the lack of precise information keeps the rumor mill running. And to that end, word on the web is that Alder Lake-S will see a launch sometime in November. That is a tad later than some previous leaks and rumors indicated, which had Alder Lake-S potentially arriving in September. Assuming this latest report is correct and Intel is indeed now looking at a November launch, then perhaps the silicon shortage is to blame. Either way, it looks like Intel will be making good on its promise to get Alder Lake-S out the door before... Read more...
Hey, have you heard, Intel is launching a hybrid CPU architecture later this year, called Alder Lake. Of course you have, because Alder Lake is not a secret—Intel's already talked about it a few times, albeit in very small doses. Official details are still several months away, presumably, but leaks and rumors offer up a potential glimpse of what is to come. One of the latest leaks highlights a Core-1800 SKU. It's not clear if Intel will go with a simplified naming scheme, dropping "i9," "i7," "i5," and "i3" monikers (unlikely), of if that is just how early engineering samples are being recognized at the moment. Probably the latter, but we will have to wait and see. In any event, it is said... Read more...
We are all curious to see what kind of performance Intel's upcoming Alder Lake processors will deliver, and how the hybrid architecture will play out. Answers will come in time. For now, we are left to scour the web for leaks and rumors, and to that end, another Alder Lake-S processor has poked its head over at SiSoftware's SANDRA database. At least it's labeled as an Alder Lake-S processor, anyway. The "S" designation" means it is a desktop processor, and that i how the platform is labeled as well, in the database entry. However, it's paired with SO-DIMM memory, as typically found in laptops and some mini PCs, and an AMD Radeon RX 5500M mobile GPU. In any event, the listing identifies the Alder... Read more...
Intel has some new workstation processors in the pipeline, including its Xeon W-1300 series powered by its recently launched Rocket Lake-S architecture. This is depicted on a recently leaked roadmap that is making the rounds, along with what comes after that—another round of Xeon W processors, but based on Intel's upcoming Alder Lake-S processors, including a 16-core model. There are some caveats to be aware of, as it pertains to the roadmap. For one, Intel has not yet announced either of these products, and being a leak, there is always the chance it ends up being fake, or otherwise wrong. Plans can change, and to that end, assuming the roadmap is real, it appears to be an older one, as... Read more...
There is some buzz surrounding Intel with the launch of its 11th Gen Core desktop processors, otherwise known as Rocket Lake-S, and the direction the company might go with Pat Gelsinger now at the helm. One thing we know is on tap from Intel is a hybrid CPU architecture called Alder Lake. Details have slowly been trickling in, but adding to the general buzz, a supposedly leaked slide claims Alder Lake on the desktop (Alder Lake-S) will deliver a sizeable performance boost when it arrives. According to the slide, Alder Lake-S is set to push single-threaded performance up to 20 percent, driven by its new Golden Cove foundation. Unfortunately, the slide does not indicate what exactly Intel based... Read more...
We are all eager to see what kind of performance impact the adoption of DDR5 memory will bring to the table when it arrives on consumers platforms later this year. In anticipation of the DDR5 era beginning in earnest, a company called Longsys has provided some preliminary benchmarking figures for one of its DDR5 memory kits, when paired up with an Alder Lake-S testbed. Intel's upcoming Alder Lake platform figures to be the first mainstream hardware to bring DDR5 into the fold. AMD is also expected to embrace DDR5 memory with Zen 4, which could arrive around the same time or shortly after Alder Lake. Either way, both AMD and Intel are planning to leverage DDR5 memory in future platforms. Logsys... Read more...
Intel is set to close out its era of 14-nanometer manufacturing with Rocket Lake, due out at the end of next month (barring any last minute delays). After that, the focus will shift to Alder Lake, a hybrid CPU design that figures to be one of the Intel's more interesting launches, for a number of reasons. While Alder Lake is still a bit out in the distance, the leaks are already starting to roll in. Alder Lake is sort of the next iteration of Lakefield, which itself was the first implementation of Intel's 3D Foveros packaging. Alder Lake, however, will employ multiple enhancements to Intel's hybrid and 3D stacked chiplet technologies, including optimizations to deliver much better performance-per-watt... Read more...
Earlier this year at CES 2021, Intel confirmed that its 12th generation Alder Lake processors would be arriving later this year built on an 10nm Enhanced SuperFin process node. However, if a new report out of Hong Kong is accurate, we now have a somewhat more detailed timetable for when the new processors will be released According to HKEPC, Intel will officially unveil its Alder Lake family at a special online event in September. However, the processors won't launch at that point, perhaps to give some additional breathing room between 11th generation Tiger Lake/Rocket Lake-S processors. It's reported that the first Alder Lake-based products will instead... Read more...
Intel is set to release its 12th generation Alder Lake processor architecture during the second half of 2021, so it should come as no surprise that benchmark leaks are starting to accelerate in frequency. This latest Alder Lake-S (desktop) processor prototype is interesting, as it continues the odd pairing of cores and threads we've seen in previous leaks. The last Alder Lake-P processor that we saw featured 14 cores and 20 threads, while the latest processor is rocking 16 cores and 24 threads. We know that Intel is using a hybrid CPU architecture for Alder Lake, so that would explain the discrepancy from what we're using to seeing with modern processors. Typically, we... Read more...
If things go to plan, Intel will release two new generations of consumer desktop CPUs this year, starting with Rocket Lake-S in March and Alder Lake-S sometime later. How much later? Officially, Intel intends to launch Alder Lake-S sometime in the second half of this year. Unofficially, that launch will take place in September, according to a new rumor. Alder Lake-S is an interesting dot on Intel's roadmap for a few reasons. For one, the arrival of Alder Lake-S will signify that Intel's 14-nanometer node is firmly in the company's rear view mirror—Rocket Lake-S will be the last of the line for 14nm, at least for major architecture launches, while Alder Lake-S will embrace an enhanced 10nm... Read more...
Earlier this month at CES 2021, Intel officially confirmed that its 12th generation Alder Lake CPU architecture will launch during the latter half of 2021. Intel says that Alder Lake will be the "most power-scalable system-on-chip” ever produced, and will be manufactured using the company's advanced 10nm SuperFin technology. Even though Alder Lake-S desktop processors are likely months away from release, an early engineering sample has found its way to the SiSoftware database, and it's quite an interesting chip. As you might expect for a processor that is launching in the latter half of 2021, it will support the emerging DDR5 memory standard, which companies like Adata and TeamGroup have... Read more...
We know a little bit about Intel's CPU roadmap, and not just from the rash of leaks and rumors. Intel has let it be known that it is planning to launch its 11th Gen Core "Rocket Lake-S" desktop processors in the first quarter of next year. It will be the last major CPU launch on Intel's 14-nanometer node. Sometime after that, Intel will introduce a hybrid CPU architecture codenamed Alder Lake, built on a 10nm node. As it pertains to the latter, an apparent engineering sample has found its way to Geekbench. While not exactly the same concept, the go-to comparison for Alder Lake is Arm's big.LITTLE design. They are very different architectures. But without taking a deep dive into the comparison,... 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 is planning to bring a hybrid CPU architecture to desktops with Alder Lake-S at some point in the relatively near future, which has drawn rough comparisons to ARM's big.LITTLE approach that has worked so well in mobile designs. They are not actually the same thing, but that is a discussion for another time. As it applies to Alder Lake-S, a fresh leak has provided some interesting hardware details. What we know for sure about Alder Lake is that it will arrive in 2021, according to Intel's latest official roadmap. Intel has also revealed that Alder Lake will combine Golden Cove cores for heavy lifting with Gracemont cores for lighter duty workloads, packaged together in "one highly efficient... Read more...
Close your eyes and imagine a world where motherboard sockets never changed, and you could re-use the same motherboard forever. Not stop imagining silly things. The best we can hope for is to have some kind of upgrade path beyond the current generation, but there inevitably comes a point when chip makers introduce a new socket. Intel just did it with Comet Lake-S, and is likely to do so again in a couple of generations when its Alder Lake-S processors arrive. In case you missed it, Comet Lake-S is the newest silicon on the block (from Intel, anyway). Intel also launched a new Z490 chipset and LGA 1200 socket, meaning any upgrade to Comet Lake-S will also entail a platform overhaul—you won't... Read more...