Intel has announced the first details of its upcoming ‘Rocket Lake’ desktop CPU lineup, which will be sold as the 11th generation core CPU family. The new chips will be launched in the first quarter of 2021, according to a blog post by John Bonini, Intel’s VP and GM’s customer computing group Desktop, Workstation and Gaming. While no detailed specifications have been announced yet, the post does not confirm that the Rocket Lake CPU will support PCI 4.0 and will continue to target gamers as the primary market for Intel desktop CPUs.
The news about Rocket Lake is almost a footnote blog post, Which avoids gaming and has overclocking credentials Intel’s The company’s 10th General ‘Comet Lake’ desktop CPU as well as the company’s partnership with game developers to boost standards and optimize performance.
While Intel has not officially confirmed anything else about Rocket Lake, the platform has long been rumored. Since the upcoming CPUs are expected to share and be compatible with the same motherboard socket as the current Comet Lake CPUs, hardware manufacturers have already built PCI 4.0 into existing 400-series motherboards. While new motherboards should be launched, it is likely that many current models will be able to take advantage of at least partial PCIe 4.0 functionality when used with Rocket Lake CPUs.
Rocket Lake is also expected to support Vajra 4 And Wi-Fi 6, with Intel’s new Xe is integrated graphics. Interestingly, Intel has not yet confirmed nor endorsed support for DDR5 RAM, although this would require an all-new motherboard. The highest-level Core i9 and Core i7 models can be expected to reach turbo speeds of 5GHz and above, based on an Intel blog post, highlighting the fact that this is the strength of Intel’s current Core i9-10900K.
The rumors Has suggested She will be rocket lake The Ultimate 14nm Product for the Desktop, Using Intel’s last revision Skylake architecture Which is operated Last six generations The core CPU, or ‘backported’ 14nm version of the 10nm ‘Willow Cove’ architecture, which is the basis of ‘Tiger lake’11th General Laptop CPU Family.
We already know that Rocket Lake will succeed 12th General ‘Elder Lake’ Architecture, in present Reported A 10nm process is very likely to target and Hybrid design Composed of the next generation of odd-high performance ‘Golden Cove’ and power-efficient ‘Gracemont’ cores. Elder Lake can also take advantage of Intel Foveros 3D Packaging Technology And will give an introduction New CPU socket. Meanwhile, Intel is also working with a high-profile Delay in its 7nm production plans And the transition to using third-party foundries to make various chips will happen, so roadmaps can still change.
Intel blog post was published the day before AMD is expected to Unveil the architecture of your next generation ‘Zen 3’. AMD supports PCIe 4.0 on desktops Raison 3000 series, Which is based on ‘Zen 2’ architecture And manufactured on a 7nm process. Thus Intel’s 11th General will be split between Rocket Lake for desktop chips and Tiger Lake for laptops, as well as other future possible announcements targeting various form factors.
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