Intel’s 12th generation of Core processors will be available for purchase beginning this November. This is according to sources with Wccftech, which noted that the CPUs, code named “Alder Lake-S,” will feature support for both PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 memory. Intel’s 12th generation of Core processors will also be notable for combining high-performance cores and high-efficiency cores into a single product.
Another important change with Alder Lake is that the die will be rectangular in size so the LGA 1700 socket will be vastly different to existing LGA ones. This also means that it will require new coolers as old ones would not be able to mate to the new socket.