Intel Alder Lake-S Desktop CPU: Intel rumored to developing a new version of its hybrid Lakefield architecture for future multi-core desktop CPUs to deliver high core counts and hold power efficiency as it continues to increase its 10nm production efforts on a commercial scale.
The CPU design codenamed Alder Lake-S was compared to the big.Little strategy of ARM that is quite common in today’s smartphone environment, where two or more disparate cores combined on a single processor. If the reports are accurate, the rumored Intel desktop CPUs based on Alder Lake-S will arrive nearly two generations down the line.
The move would not be unprecedented, considering that Intel already revealed its hybrid Lakefield initiative in 2018. It blends one high-performance core series with four Atom series cores and planned to use as the middle of this year for ultra-slim or even foldable devices. However, the rumored Alder Lake-S CPU said to have equipped with eight wide and eight smaller cores.
Alder Lake-S said to involve a new LGA1700 socket, and variants could have TDPs ranging from 80W to 150W. Currently, 3 variants noted with two featuring the 8+8 core arrangement at two different TDP levels, and it looks like a lower-end version with only six big cores. All 3 variants said to feature Intel’s GT1 integrated graphics capabilities.
As per the timelines, a product like this would be the earliest to launch in Intel’s 12th Gen Core series. The 10th version started to roll out, which use the Comet Lake-S architecture for the desktop segment and later rumored to have 11th Gen codename Rocket Lake-S.
As big. Little arrangements usually intended to combine processing power with energy consumption in battery-powered devices, the suffix S suggesting socketed desktop models is curious too.
Intel is under competition from AMD, which now offers Intel 16-core Ryzen 9 processors for desktop gamers and Ryzen Threadripper versions for high-end desktop workstations with up to 64 cores.
Currently, Intel high-core-count models, but only as part of its own HEDT lineup. The company has well struggled to launch 10nm CPUs and has extended the life of its 14nm manufacturing processes many times over the past several years. Now AMD Processor lineup uses a 7nm process and the company said it is on track for 5nm production. Users can stay connected with our web page for the latest technology updates.