In the first half of this year, Intel will launch the 11th-generation Core processor desktop version, code-named Rocket Lake-S. It will come with a 14nm process 8- core architecture, with fewer cores than the tenth generation, but the gaming performance is expected to be good.
If you are not in a hurry to upgrade, users of the ninth and tenth generations of Intel Core lineup can skip it and wait for the twelfth generation of Intel CPUs at the end of the year before considering whether to replace their CPU. The next generation of CPUs are code-named Alder Lake-S and will debut in September at the earliest, they would be available at the end of the year.
Compared with the 11th generation Intel CPUs, Alder Lake processors have too many highlights. First, the 10nm SuperFin enhanced process 10nm ESF, which reduces power consumption by 15%, followed by the first hybrid x86 architecture (high performance + high energy efficiency big. LITTLE ). Once again there’s a new processor interface LGA1700, and finally there is native support for DDR5 memory and even PCIe 5.0.
Architecture upgrade is the focus of this time. Alder Lake’s large core will upgrade to the Golden Cove core. The small core should be Gracemont. The integrated graphics display is naturally the Xe architecture, which should not be underestimated in terms of performance.
The flagship of the twelfth-generation Intel lineup is not counting on too high core count. The Core i9-12990K comes with 8 large cores and 8 small cores, but the large core also supports HT multi-threading, with a total of 16 cores and 24 threads. Multi-core performance will not be much worse than AMD Ryzen 9 series CPUs.
The biggest highlight will be single-core performance. The latest news says that Alder Lake’s large-core IPC performance has increased by at least 20%. This is still relative to the Willow Cove core, which is the eleventh-generation Intel Tiger Lake, whose IPC performance is not that bad.
Not only is the IPC of the big core rising sharply, but the performance of the so-called small-core Gracemont also is not weak. It will be equivalent to the level of Skylake, that is, it has the performance level of the 9th and 10th generation Intel Core lineup, but the frequency will not be as high as 5GHz.
On the whole, Alder Lake’s IPC performance improvement is about 16-18%. Considering that Golden Cove and the current Skylake core have been separated by two generations, even if the frequency of the 10nm ESF process does not reach 5.3GHz, the actual performance can be expected to be good enough!
In 2021, Intel’s 12th-generation Core is obviously going to be bullish, especially with competition from AMD as well as Apple. Both of these companies are creating seriously good chips. After all, the previous product architecture and technology upgrades have been a bit slow at Intel. While Facing Zen3 Intel is already struggling, and it’s time to prove that they can also come back soon!
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