Intel announced in 2011the intention to introduce 10-nm technology in the production of processors. However, as it approached the launch date, the company had various problems and the initial term for the transition to new technologies, scheduled for 2018, was repeatedly postponed. As a result, Comet Lake-S desktop processors, which are scheduled to enter the market in the second half of spring 2020, will be manufactured using the 14-nm process technology, with Skylake architecture. However, the chips will receive a new LGA 1200 socket, which replaced the LGA 1200, and the number of cores in the flagship processors will increase to 10.
The next stage in the development of productionprocessors from Intel, will be the inlet of the Rocket Lake-S, scheduled for 2021. The chips will use Willow Cove architecture and Intel Xe GPU, however, the 14-nm process technology will remain. Meanwhile, the first Intel processors, according to insiders, will not appear on the market until 2022, and this will be the Alder Lake-S lineup.
In the information that appeared on the Internet andBased on as yet unconfirmed information from unnamed sources, the Alder Lake-S series of processors will be released as part of the 12th generation Intel Core, will change the architecture and get up to 16 cores. Intel plans to use technologies similar to big.LITTLE in desktop x86-compatible processors, which have been used in ARM processors since 2011 and are currently developed in DynamIQ. These technologies allow you to create processors from several clusters of different performance. At the same time, big.LITTLE cores can be divided into high-performance and energy-efficient, while DynamIQ uses a more progressive approach that allows integration of various cores.
On the online slide showIntel will see Alder Lake-S use 8 high-performance Golden Cove cores and 8 energy-efficient Gracemont cores. In the insider table you can also see a model with 6 high-performance cores and an integrated graphics processor.
Given the leak, we can assume that the seriesAlder Lake-S processors will be the result of the evolutionary development of Lakefield hybrid processors, which are manufactured using revolutionary Foveros volumetric layout technology. The Lakefield single-chip system is used in a tablet with two Surface Neo displays, where the method of using cores of various performance was used for the first time (one productive Sunny Cove core, 10-nm energy-efficient cores based on Tremont architecture, system logic, Gen11 graphics and 8 GB system memory LPDDR4X- 4267).
In future Alder Lake-S processors, withthe production of which will involve a 10 nm process, motherboards with a new LGA1700 connector and possibly PCIe 4.0 support will be used. Competitors from AMD have been using the AMD AM4 socket since 2016, which will last until at least the AMD Ryzen 4000 desktop CPU is released in 2021. And only the Ryzen 5000 based on the Zen 4 architecture supporting DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 will use the new sockets.
AMD is one year ahead of its RyzenThe 3000 Series is the new Intel Comet Lake-S processor. At the same time, AMD plans for 2022 the release of new chips with the Zen 4 architecture in the production of which 5 nm technology is used.