Intel Teases 11th Gen Core ‘Rocket Lake’ Desktop CPU Specs
Intel hopes to steal some of the thunder from AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series with some teasers on its own next-gen CPU architecture, which will be used for the 11th Gen Core series of CPUs, scheduled to launch in Q1 2021., The 11th Gen Core i9, Core i7, Core i5 and Core i3 family will be a major break from past generations of Intel, all of which have been just iterative updates to the 6th Gen 14nm ‘Skylake’ architecture. Intel has had to deal with numerous delays and disappointments in its efforts to develop smaller 10nm CPUs, resulting in unprecedented 14nm longevity, while AMD has been shipping 7nm chips for over a year. .
Rocket lake it will also be a 14nm product line, but the new architecture that you will use is codenamed ‘Cypress Cove’. This is essentially a 14nm backport of the latest 10nm ‘Sunny cove’core architecture, which was the basis of last year’s 10th generation’Ice lakeNotebook CPU. Rocket Lake will also feature an implementation of the new Integrated Xe graphics hardware, although it is unclear if this means that Intel will once again offer integrated graphics on all desktop CPUs.
Intel touts a “double-digit percentage CPI performance improvement” over the 10th generation, referring to instructions per clock cycle as a measure of efficiency. The graphics power is also said to be 50 percent higher compared to current offerings. Absolute performance figures and benchmark results have not yet been disclosed.
Rocket Lake’s high-end models will feature a maximum of 8 cores with Hyper-Threading, while AMD currently offers up to 16 cores in its mainline. Even the current Intel 10th Gen Core i9-10900K it has 10 cores.
Other specifications and platform-level changes include support for up to DDR4-3200 RAM, up to 20 PCIe 4.0 CPU lanes, more flexible overclocking parameters, VNNI acceleration for deep learning applications, native USB 3.2×2 (20Gbps), and improved media encoder logic. New motherboards with Intel 500 series chipsets will ship alongside 11th Gen Core desktop CPUs, but should also be compatible with existing 400 series motherboards.
AMD The Ryzen 5000 series, including the high-end 16-core Ryzen 5 5950X, is configured for will go on sale globally on November 5. Based on the new Zen 3 architecture, these CPUs promise a 19 percent IPC increase from generation to generation and up to 26 percent better gaming performance.