Intel Unveils 12th Gen Alder Lake CPUs, Teases Future High End GPUs

During its digital Architecture Day conference, Intel unveiled its 12th generation of CPUs. The company also revealed numerous new items for both consumers and companies at this occasion.

The latest generation of processors from the Intel is codenamed “Alder Lake,” and it is scheduled to be released in the coming months. It is also likely to first be accessible for desktop PCs before moving on to mobile devices such as laptops. The inclusion of both high performance and low performance cores, which is prevalent on mobile processors like smartphone SoCs, is a notable development with the new Intel 12th Gen Core processors. During the event, the business also discussed their highly awaited gaming GPUs, the first generation of which is codenamed “Alchemist” and will be released in early 2022 by TSMC.

Furthermore, the 12th Gen chipsets arrive after the Lakefield CPUs, which were only available in restricted quantities. Performance Cores will be the high-powered cores, while Efficiency Cores will be the low-powered ones (P Cores and E Cores in short). The E Cores are based on the “Gracemont” architecture of the tech giant, while the P Cores are based on the “Golden Clove.” The former, in particular, promises to be efficient and will seek multi-threaded performance across a high number of cores. The latter, on the other hand, are designed for speed and minimal latency.

The P Cores, according to Intel, are the highest-performing cores the company has ever produced, and this latest version also includes Advanced Matrix Extensions for faster deep learning training and inference. Both P and E Cores are extremely scalable, according to the business, and the new CPUs will be capable of handling 100GBps of compute fabric bandwidth per P core or per cluster of four E cores. The new Intel 7 process, which is a renamed version of Intel’s 10nm Enhanced SuperFIN Process, will support DDR5 4800, LPDDR5 5200, DDR4 3200, and LPDDR4X 4266 RAMs, as well as PCIe storage, Thunderbolt 4 connectors, and Wi-Fi 6E.