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Intel will reportedly announce its 12th Gen Core “Alder Lake-S” processors in the fall of 2021. The rumor comes from Taiwanese enthusiast site Uniko’s Hardware, which shared a tweet alluding to a September unveiling for the CPUs and their associated chipset, the 600 Series.

As we noted in yesterday’s article related to Intel’s 7-nanometer manufacturing plans, Alder Lake-S marks a significant departure from the company’s traditional Core processors in that they will leverage a mixture of high-performance and high-efficiency cores. The exact advantages of this special brew will be revealed in time, but what we can say right now is that the platform should offer some exciting improvements such as DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0 support.

“[…] Intel demonstrated ‘Alder Lake,’ the next-generation processor that represents a significant breakthrough in x86 architecture and Intel’s most power-scalable system-on-chip,” the company wrote in a recent press release elaborating on its four new processor families. “Due in second half of 2021, Alder Lake will combine high-performance cores and high-efficiency cores into a single product.”

“Alder Lake will also be Intel’s first processor built on a new, enhanced version of 10nm SuperFin and will serve as the foundation for leadership desktop and mobile processors that deliver smarter, faster and more efficient real-world computing.”

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2 Comments

  1. They haven’t even released Gen 11 yet?
    Not that there has been a huge difference since …. Gen 6? But there is usually at least a year between releases

  2. [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 28120, member: 96″]
    They haven’t even released Gen 11 yet?
    Not that there has been a huge difference since …. Gen 6? But there is usually at least a year between releases
    [/QUOTE]

    Announce does not mean launch, they may need a little more time to convince people of the pro’s and cons of these new types of CPU’s.

    For laptops I see some real advantages with this approach, for desktop that’s another thing, I don’t realy want to sacrifice real cores for light duty ones, sure if they can do something like 8 high performance and 4 high efficiency it may work out, guess we will see what happens.

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