Intel 11 Thor Desktop Core Takes A Step Back: Up to 8 Cores

Intel processors in the rhythm of these two years is indeed a bit chaotic, especially notebook and desktop two areas have been somewhat disconnected, whether the process or architecture is not advancing synchronously, even thin, game book is also two sets of systems. On the desktop, Intel has just released the 10th gencas of Core Comet Lake-S, followed by the 11th generation of the Rocket Lake-S, and the new roadmap shows that it won’t be released at least this year, and that new news will be available at CES 2021 as soon as early next year.

The number of cores in Comet Lake-S has increased to a maximum of 10, but instead of continuing to increase, the Rocket Lake-S will take a step back, with a maximum of eight cores.

The reason is simple and helpless: Rocket Lake, though still a 14nm process, uses the new Willow Cove CPU architecture like the mobile 10nm Tiger Lake, which was designed with up to eight cores.

The good news, of course, is that Willow Cove’s architectural performance will improve significantly, and with the addition of the highly mature 14nm process, the frequency is expected to increase significantly, and the performance of the 8 core is expected to be no weaker than the current 10 core.

3DMark has an 8 core 16 thread rocket Lake-S, of course, because of the engineering sample due to the lower frequency, benchmark 3.2GHz, the highest frequency of 4.3GHz, but this in the sample has been high, the final official version will not let everyone down, 5 and GHz absolutely light and relaxed.

If you’re a multi-core party, don’t be disappointed, and the 12th generation of Core Aldaer Lake-S will soar to 16 cores, but it will be a large-and-small nuclear design, including eight large cores and eight small cores. Obviously, Intel doesn’t intend to stack the core.

In terms of GPU core display, Rocket Lake-S will also use the new Xe architecture, with up to 32 execution units currently available, a third less than the current 10th generation Core 48, but the architecture will also perform better from the 9th generation to the 12th generation.

In fact, according to 3DMark, the Rocket Lake-S’s nuclear performance is about 7-10% higher than that of the Ice Lake family, even with current sample-added immature drives.

Intel 11 Thor Desktop Core Takes A Step Back: Up to 8 Cores

Intel 11 Thor Desktop Core Takes A Step Back: Up to 8 Cores

Interestingly, as early as Last November, an exposure was introduced to the Rocket Lake specification design, and it was thought that the results were being verified one by one.

The exposure also said that The Rocket Lake-S will continue to use discrete SVID VRM powered designs, instruction sets support AVX-256 without AVX-512 (Tiger Lake instead of, upgrade support hdMI 2.0b, 128GB DDR4-2933 memory).

It also has a low-power mobile version of the Rocket Lake-U, up to 6 cores, a thermal design power consumption of 15W, and supports 32GB LPDDR4X-3733 memory.

Intel 11 Thor Desktop Core Takes A Step Back: Up to 8 Cores

Intel 11 Thor Desktop Core Takes A Step Back: Up to 8 Cores