Intel 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S Desktop CPUs Reportedly Arriving On 15th March, 12th Gen Alder Lake-S In December - PC SEEKERS

Intel 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S Desktop CPUs Reportedly Arriving On 15th March, 12th Gen Alder Lake-S In December

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Intel lost the gaming crown to AMD after the launch of the Ryzen 5000 Series back in November but the fact that AMD has to split the limited supply of TSMC's 7nm process nodes among its Ryzen, Radeon and Console partners have made the CPUs hard to buy for the consumers. With Rocket Lake-S desktop CPUs Intel is keen on claiming back the gaming crown and the same can be inferred from the alleged date of launch of March 15th which was previously reported to be some time in April.

Today's report comes from a Hong Kong based online computer magazine - HKEPC where they reported that the Intel 11th gen Rocket Lake-S desktop CPUs will hit the shelves on March 15th, 2021 along side some information on the 12th Gen Alder Lake-S CPUs which we already knew was arriving in the second half of 2021.

Intel 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S Desktop CPUs On March 15th:

HKEPC have reported that Intel's Rocket Lake-S Desktop CPUs will hit the market on March 15th which is in line with what wcccftech reported back in November of 2020. They also reported that even though the 11th gen flagship CPU the Intel Core i9 11900(K/F/KF) will have 2 less cores, i.e. maxing out at 8 Cores and 16 Threads compared to the the 10th gen Core i9 10900K which had 10 Cores and 20 Threads, the IPC improvements are significant. Intel have confirmed that the IPC improvements for the 11th gen desktop CPUs will be in double digits. Previous reports suggested that the IPC improvements of the Cyprus Cove Cores is about 19%.

Intel Core i9 11900K and Core i7 11700K processors will each have 8 cores and 16 threads while the flagship Core i9 part will be able to boost to higher clocks compared to its Core i7 counter part. Intel Core i5 11600K will have 6 Cores and 12 Threads. It is rumoured that for the Core i3 Parts Intel will be refreshing the10th gen Comet Lake-S Core i3 CPUs. Intel have already launched the 500-Series motherboards with LGA 1200 Socket though it is to be noted that these 11th gen CPUs will also be compatible with "Select" Z490 motherboards with a BIOS update. B460 and H410 motherboards will not support the next gen CPUs.
The 11th gen Rocket Lake-S CPUs will also have 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes coming off of the CPU 16 of which are for the primary x16 slot and x4 lanes will be for the m.2 slot for fast storage.

12th Gen Alder Lake-S Desktop CPUs In December On 10nm ESF:

HKEPC also reported that Intel's 12th Gen Alder Lake-S CPUs will be announced in September and will hit the shelves later in the year in December. The 12th gen Alder Lake-S CPUs will be based on the 10nm Enhanced SuperFin process which will be more efficient, reportedly by about 15%, compared to the existing 10nm SuperFin process that can be found on Intel's 11th gen Tiger Lake CPUs.

The Alder Lake-S CPUs will feature the big.LITTLE architecture with upto 8 big Golden Cove cores and 8 little Gracemont cores. The big Golden Cove Cores will be performance optimized and will support hyper-threading where as the small Gracemont Cores will be optimized for efficiency and will lack hyper-threading making the flagship Intel Core i9 12900K (assuming Intel's sticks with its naming scheme) a 16 Core 24 Thread CPU with 8 big Golden Cove Cores that support upto 16 threads and 8 small Gracemont cores with no hyper-threading. HKEPC also reported that the IPC improvement for Alder Lake-S CPUs is expected to be 20%, for the big Golden Cove CPU cores, over Tiger Lake's Willow Cove Core  and the IPC for the smaller Gracemont Cores is expected to be the same as Sky Lake bringing the over-all IPC to be around 16-18%.

As reported earlier in the article Intel's 12th gen Alder Lake-S CPUs will be announced in September along side the 600-Series motherboards which are meant to have the new LGA1700 Socket so the 12th gen CPUs will not be backwards compatible with 400- and 500-Series motherboards. It is not confirmed yet if Alder Lake-S CPUs will have support for DDR5 RAM.

So are you excited about the new CPUs that Intel has to offer in the near future? Or do you think they will have the same fate of being non-existent on the face of the earth given the recent sky-rocketed demand in the PC market along side the lack of manufacturing on components due to the pandemic? Do let us know down in the comments section below.

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