The 12th generation Intel Alder Lake mobility CPU was spotted in the Geekbench database. As per Geekbench, it features the highest core count and clock speeds compared to all the existing mobile processors despite being an engineering sample.
The spotted Intel Alder Lake CPU belongs to the Alder Lake-P lineup. This lineup will consist of Alder Lake-P and Alder Lake-S lineups. Both the lineups will be based on a hybrid core architecture where they will feature x86′ Cove’ and ‘Atom’ cores. The bigger cores will operate with SMT configuration while the smaller cores will not.
The spotted engineering sample is based on 14 cores and 20 threads. The Big and small (6+8)design allows this configuration. The bigger Golden Cove cores have SMT, so we have 6 of those along with 12 threads whileAtom cores cover the smaller count/thread count. The thread could have been changed to 22 if the 8+6 layout was used.
The processor also features 24 MB of L3 cache and 4 MB of L2 cache. It also operates at a base clock speed of up to 800 MHz and boosts clock speed of up to 4.70 GHz. The GT1 graphics chip handles the graphics load with its 96 Execution units or 768 cores operating at 1150 MHz. As far as the scores are concerned, both the Intel Alder Lake CPU entries scored 13,440 points in an OpenCL score.
The Alder Lake CPUs will be the first desktop lineup to be based on a 10nm process node and a new design methodology. Sources report that Intel plans to include a mix of CPU cores that are based on different IPs. The lineup will feature standard high-performance ‘Cove’ cores and smaller yet efficient ‘Atom’ cores.
Below are some of Intel’s 2021 architecture lineup updates:
It is also expected that the upcoming LGA 1700 will have the latest I/O tech, which includes: DDR5 RAM support, PCIe 5.0, and new Thunderbolt / WiFi capabilities. The chip design methodology has been ob
served on several SOCs, but it will be exciting to see this approach on a Desktop.
Intel will launch Alder Lake in Q3 2021.