Intel, which recently unveiled its 11th generation desktop processor called the Rocket Lake S, is preparing to introduce its next generation, the Alder Lake. Now some specifications of 12th generation Intel processors have been revealed.
According to New report, These processors are manufactured with Intel Superfin 10’s advanced lithography and use the architecture of “Golden Cove” cores. It looks like these processors will experience a 20% improvement in single-core performance, which is likely to be an improvement over Rocket Lake. This performance improvement is due to the higher frequency and the greater number of instructions per cycle (IPC).
The leaked images show a doubling of multi-threaded performance, with Intel likely to increase the number of cores to achieve such performance. Although these images do not mention the type of processors, in one of the slides we see the “Gracemont” cores in the multi-threaded performance section, which could be related to ALder Lake-P with a Big-Bigger hybrid design.
It is possible that Intel will use the Big-Bigger design for other Alder Lake series processors, as seen in the Alder Lake-S series, for example, although this has not yet been confirmed.
Rumor has it that Intel 12th-generation processors support DDR5 RAM, however a recent report suggests that Alder Lake processors are compatible with DDR4 RAM for low-cost 600 Series motherboards. DDR5 support is only available for expensive Z690 motherboards.
In addition to PCIe 4.0, the new Intel processors will also support the new generation PCIe 5.0. The 600 Series chipset will support Thunderbolt 4 and Intel Optane Memory H20.
Since the Rocket Lake and Tiger Lake processors have just arrived, we will probably have to wait longer for the introduction of Intel’s twelfth generation processors. However, the laptop version of this generation will probably arrive sooner.