HKEPC has posted an article regarding Intel’s 11th Gen Core series codenamed as ‘Rocket Lake-S.’ The article states that the Rocket Lake-S will be launched on March 15. Previously Intel had officially confirmed the availability by April, but as per new information, the launch will occur two weeks earlier than the official date.
Intel has also launched the 500 series motherboard, and it offers full support for Rocket Lake-S CPUs along with PCI Gen4 and fast NVMe storage.
HKEPC has also confirmed that the announcement for the 12h Gen Core series will take place in September, but it will not be launched until December.
Moreover, HKEPC also confirmed that the Alder Lake-S series will be based on 10nm Enhanced SuperFin, instead of ‘just’ 10nm SuperFin architecture making the CPU more power-efficient compared to the Tiger Lake series.
Building on the foundation of the integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics in 11th Gen Intel Core mobile processors and based on the same Xe-LP microarchitecture, Intel Iris Xe MAX is the company’s first Xe-based discrete graphics processing unit (GPU). It addresses an emerging need for content creation performance in thin-and-light laptops. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
Intel’s 12th Gen Core series will utilize Intel Hybrid Technology which means that the CPU will be powered by high-efficiency (small) and high-performance (big) cores, just like ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture. The article also states that the performance cores will be 20% IPC gain compared to Willow Cove. Gracemont will offer the same IPC to Skylake, but it remains unclear that efficiency will remain the same or not.
Intel Alder Lake-S will require the LGA1700 socket-based motherboards. It is important because the processor requires DDR5 and PCI Gen5 interfaces.