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Intel has not been shy about in letting the world know it plans to update its desktop CPU lineup with its 11th Gen Core processors, codenamed Rocket Lake-S, sometime next year. It is some of the specifics that are currently kept in a Top Secret file within Intel's labs, like specific CPU models and other details. If you are feeling impatient, however, a new entry at Geekbench sheds some light on one of the SKUs. Before we get to that, let's recap what we know for sure, straight from the horse's mouth, so speak. Rocket Lake-S will feature Cypress Cove cores with up to 8 cores and 16 threads, and a memory controller supporting DDR4 speeds of up to 3200MHz. Intel also has let it be known that Rocket... Read more...
Intel is making some bold claims about its upcoming Rocket Lake-S launch, which will lift off next year. Though it will be another iteration of Intel's 14-nanometer manufacturing node, the chip maker has put it out into the stratosphere that Rocket Lake-S will deliver a double-digit jump in IPC (instructions per clock) performance. Some leaked benchmarks back up the claim. Rocket Lake-S is a new CPU architecture (Cyprus Cove) that will fall under Intel's 11th Gen Core banner, supplanting Intel's 10th Gen Comet Lake processors. In addition to a sizable IPC gain, Rocket Lake-S will finally bring PCI Express 4.0 support to the desktop for Intel, by way of a new motherboard chipset, with up to 40... Read more...
While AMD is basking in the limelight with its upcoming Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 family, Intel doesn't want to be left out of the discussion with its upcoming 11th generation Core processors. Intel previously stated that its Rocket Lake-S processors will debut during Q1 2021, and now the company is giving us some architectural details that will underpin this new family of desktop processors. At the heart of Rocket Lake-S will be new 14nm Cypress Cove CPU microarchitecture, which is in essence a back-port of 10nm Ice Lake microarchitecture. For those keeping score, this is the first major microarchitecture shift for Intel desktop processors since 14nm Skylake was introduced way... Read more...
Intel has some catching up to do, assuming AMD's recently announced Ryzen 5000 lineup lives up to the performance claims (and early benchmark results in Cinebench R20 suggest it will). How will Intel respond? With yet another iteration of its 14-nanometer manufacturing, of course. However, rumor has it Intel's upcoming Rocket Lake-S processors will bring some fast turbo clocks to the table. Raw clockspeed gains could be piece of the puzzle, in Intel's attempt to regain the performance crown, if it ends up losing it to AMD. And it likely will—Zen 3 aims to deliver a sizable IPC (instructions per clock) uplift over Zen 2, to the tune of 19 percent. And in gaming performance, AMD essentially... Read more...
Earlier this week, Intel confirmed that its Rocket Lake-S processors are coming during Q1 2021. Interestingly, Intel made the announcement just one day prior to AMD’s unveil of its Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 processors. Coincidence? We think not. With that being said, 11th generation Rocket Lake-S engineering samples have been running around in the wild for the past few months. Now, a new example has been spotted by ITCooker, which alleges to have obtained benchmarks confirming PCIe 4.0 support with a Z490 motherboard. Now if you recall, Z490 motherboards launched earlier this year alongside 10th generation Comet Lake-S, and some even were labeled as PCIe 4.0-ready.... Read more...
Yesterday, news broke that Intel’s 11th generation Rocket Lake-S desktop processors would be arriving in March 2021 to replace the current generation Comet Lake-S family. Rocket Lake-S is scheduled to be the last desktop processor to use Intel’s long-serving 14nm process node. Today, Intel confirmed that launch timing, announcing that Rocket Lake will arrive during the first quarter of 2021. “We’re constantly looking ahead at what’s next and how we can make our desktop CPUs even better,” said John Bonini, Intel’s VP and GM of Client Computing Group Desktop, Workstations and Gaming in a blog post. “It’ll be another fantastic... Read more...
This year will likely end without a new generation of desktop CPUs from Intel, but if recent rumors are true, Rocket Lake-S has been cleared for liftoff in March 2021. Those upcoming 11th generation Core processors will replace Intel's 10th generation Comet Lake stack, and as you would expect, new motherboard chipsets will follow suit. Before we get to those, let's talk a bit about Rocket Lake-S. This will be yet another CPU architecture that leverages Intel's longstanding 14-nanometer node, albeit another refinement (14nm+++++++++++++++?). That will be the case until Alder Lake-S arrives, with its fancy pants hybrid design and 10nm manufacturing node. So Rocket Lake-S is set to be 14nm's swan... Read more...
While the current 10th generation Comet Lake-S family rules the roost when it comes to Intel's desktop processors, a new family will be taking its place within the next 6 months. According to all of the leaked information that we've gathered over the past year, Comet Lake-S will be replaced by 11th generation Rocket Lake-S processors. A new report from Videocardz is now alleging that the first Rocket Lake-S processors will arrive in March 2021, which is a little earlier in the year than when Comet Lake-S launched during 2020. Rocket Lake-S processors will allegedly use the LGA-1200 socket that was first introduced with Comet Lake-S and will be pin-compatible with 400-Series... Read more...
As we approach the launch of Intel's 11th generation Core "Rocket Lake" processors, one of the lingering questions is, will it finally deliver PCI Express 4.0 support to consumer platforms? Leaks and rumors have suggested the answer is 'yes', and if you want one more to add to the pile, just head over to the SiSoftware Official Live Ranker website. As spotted by prominent leaker APISAK on Twitter, there is a new Rocket Lake-S client platform listing that shows a PCIe 4.0 SSD being used in the test system. It is an unidentified 1TB capacity model, but while there is no mention of the drive's manufacturer, the listing definitely recognizes it as an NVMe SSD based on PCIe 4.0. Have a look... Source:... Read more...
For the four millionth time (rough estimate), a desktop processor based on Intel's upcoming Rocket Lake-S architecture has found its way to a benchmarking database, providing a potential glimpse of performance to come. And if that is indeed the case, then Rocket Lake-S is looking pretty good, considering it is yet another iteration of Intel's 14-nanometer node. Intel has been on 14nm since Broadwell debuted nearly six years ago. To the chipmaker's credit, it has been able to stay competitive at all sectors of the market at 14nm, even as rival AMD has shifted its designs to 7nm. Granted, nodes from two different manufacturers (in this case, AMD/TSMC and Intel) are not directly comparable, but... Read more...
This has been a rough couple of weeks for Intel. First, it got leapfrogged by NVIDIA as the most valuable chipmaker in the US, then as part of its second quarter earnings report, Intel divulged that a defect in its 7-nanometer manufacturing has resulted in another six-month delay (and we won't see 10nm desktop chips for a full year). As a result, Intel's stock went on a downward slide, while AMD's trended upwards. It's not all bad news, though. Intel's 2Q earnings were still strong, and looking ahead to Rocket Lake-S, rumor has it the next-gen CPU series will deliver a nice IPC (instructions per clock) bump over Skylake, to the tune of 10 percent (roughly), or even 20 percent or more. That would... Read more...
Although Intel’s 7nm processor delay is definitely disappointing news, that isn’t slowing down the company’s near-term products like its 11th generation Tiger Lake and Rocket Lake-S families. The former is expected to be announced at a big virtual event on September 2nd, and will form the basis of a new generation of mainstream laptops. Rocket Lake-S, however, is a bit murkier when it comes to an exact launch timetable, but we’ve been seeing more signs that Intel is wrapping up development work on the processors. The most recent evidence of this comes from a new Rocket Lake-S engineering sample that found its way onto Geekbench.  What we see is... Read more...
Intel isn't having much luck in its endeavors with process nodes smaller than 14nm. The company's 10nm lines were famously delayed for years, which forced the company to rely on 14nm for its mainstream- and enterprise-class processors way longer than expected. The upcoming Rocket Lake-S family will hopefully be the last that we'll see of 14nm... at least on the consumer desktop side. Now today, Intel has given us more bad news with the announcement that its 7nm-based products have been delayed by another 6 months compared to the company's previously disclosed launch date. Intel explained in its Q2 earrings report: The company's 7nm-based CPU product timing is shifting approximately... Read more...
A newly leaked slide suggests Intel may adopt a design strategy similar to ARM's big.LITTLE approach with a segment of its upcoming Rocket Lake processors, and specifically at least one of its Rocket Lake-S vPro CPUs. Or it could be a typo (assuming the slide is real to begin with), though this is the not first rumor to attach Intel to a big.LITTLE design scheme. Last month, Intel uploaded some interesting documents to its technical library in reference to Alder Lake, which will come after Rocket Lake and power Intel's eventual 12th generation Core processor stack (presumably, anyway). Those documents pointed to a new socket, LGA 1700, which does not come as a surprise. However, the same leaker... Read more...
Roughly three weeks ago, we got our first peak at one of Intel's 11th generation Rocket Lake-S engineering samples, which is reportedly using the same LGA-1200 socket as the newly introduced Comet Lake-S family. Like all of Intel's desktop processors released over the last handful of years, Rocket Lake-S will be built on the company's aging (but still potent) 14nm process node. Today, that same 8-core/16-thread engineering sample is making another appearance, and more details about the chip are being revealed thanks to a new Geekbench listing. Given that that the current flagship Comet Lake-S processor is a 10-core/20-thread design, this Rocket Lake-S part isn't a high-end offering.... Read more...
To say that Intel's 14nm process tech is long in the tooth is quite the understatement. The company first adopted that node for its Broadwell-based processors way back in September 2014, and has soldiered on with a number of refinements since then for its mainstream desktop processors and server products. While Intel has adopted 10nm for some of its Ice Lake-based laptop processors, the company still relies on 14nm for its desktop lineup. That will continue with the company's 11th generation Rocket Lake-S processors, which may be the last hurrah for 14nm on the desktop side. RocketLake S UDIMM 6L RVP8C/16T3.2/4.3 GHz pic.twitter.com/Hw8p1P6vaa— APISAK (@TUM_APISAK) June 4, 2020... Read more...
The ink is barely dry on our review of Intel's brand new 10th generation Comet Lake-S based Core i9-10900K and Core i5-10600K processors, but we're already discovering evidence of their successors popping up in online benchmarks. We're talking of course about Intel's upcoming 11th generation Rocket Lake-S family. Rocket Lake-S processors are said to one of the final hurrah's for Intel's 14nm process tech for its mainstream desktop processors, and like its Comet Lake-S predecessors, will be available in up to 10-core configurations. The benchmark leak coming to us today is of a 6-core, 12-thread processor, which should put it squarely in Core i5 territory. This particular processor,... Read more...
Intel is presumably very close to launching its Comet Lake-S desktop processors, and with it will come a flood of new motherboard models based on the company's Z490 chipset. Interestingly, those upcoming boards may have a minor performance hiccup related to the onboard Ethernet controller, according to details outlined in a leaked slide. The slide points to Intel's "Foxville" Ethernet controllers. These consist of the I225-V (already launched) and I225-LM (announced), both of which are outlined on Intel's ARK website. These Ethernet controllers support speeds of up to 2.5 gigabits. However, the slide notes a variance in the inter-packet gap (IPG) compared to the IEEE 2.5 BASE-T standard.... Read more...
Intel's 10th generation Comet Lake-S desktop processors aren't even here yet, but there's already talk about its successor: Rocket Lake-S. Comet Lake is built on Intel's 14nm CPU architecture, and will reportedly be available in up to 10-core configurations. Rocket Lake-S will also be 14nm based. According to a new report reportedly based on information from internal Intel sources, Rocket Lake-S will launch late in 2020 alongside new 500-Series motherboards. According to a leaked slide, Rocket Lake-S will feature Willow Cove microarchitecture (also found in upcoming Tiger Lake processors), albeit while being built on the 14nm process node.  We don't know anything... Read more...