Intel First 10nm, 12th Gen Core “Alder Lake-S” now rumored to launch in November
Intel is now planning to launch its new 12th Gen Core series in November, according to some reports. It was previously speculated that the 12th Gen Core series would be announced in September, with a possible launch by the end of the year. It has now been reported that the launch will take place in November. This means that Intel Alder Lake-S will be available just 8 months after Rocket Lake-S, making it the fastest architectural upgrade in Intel’s mainstream desktop history.
The series will make use of Intel’s Hybrid Technology, which combines high-efficiency and high-performance cores. Such an approach has never been used on such a large scale in a desktop environment. Alder Lake is also Intel’s first 10nm desktop CPU. These are the most significant changes to Intel’s processor lineup, but they are not the only ones that will be introduced with Alder Lake.
The series will include support for the latest PCIe Gen5 as well as DDR5 and LPDDR5 memory technologies. Both are expected to be supported on the Intel platform sooner than the AMD platform, as AMD has never confirmed when these technologies will be supported. There have been no leaks of actual client CPU roadmaps. However, we did see a workstation production schedule, which indicated that Intel intends to begin mass production of Adler Lake CPUs in the third quarter. Intel anticipates a 20% increase in performance for single-threaded applications and up to a twofold increase in multi-threaded performance.