Intel is about to release the 11th generation mobile core processor, code-named Tiger Lake, for the lightweight market, with 10nm plus enhanced public service, Willow Cove CPU architecture, and Xe GPU architecture to significantly enhance AI performance. In the desktop market, the 10th generation, code-named Comet Lake-S, has just been released, followed by the 11th generation code-named Rocket Lake-S, which has previously been rumoured to continue to use the 14nm process, while importing the same Willow Cove CPU architecture, Xe GPU architecture, and native support for 24 PCIe 4.0 channels.
Youtube’s big V Moore’s Law is Dead is now learning more about Rocket Lake-S from its most reliable sources, some of which are the same and somewhat different.
According to the latest account, Intel’s internal code name for the Rocket Lake-S CPU architecture is not Willow Cove, but a new name, Cypress Cove, but it does not rule out making it as close to Willow Cove as possible, and will eventually be publicly called Willow Cove.
This will also be the first time Intel Desktop Core has upgraded a new architecture since the 6th genus Of core’s Skylake in 2015.
Of course, the Cypress Cove architecture is not simply transplanted back from 10nm Willow Cove, but in combination with the 14nm process, it has been redeveloped, and the IPC (per clock cycle instruction) upgrade may not achieve the 25% improvement of Willow Cove compared to Skylake, but has been specially optimized for high frequencies, certainly more than Tiger Lake, with a target of 4.7GHz or higher.
10 generation desktop Core has increased to 10 cores, but 11 generations will only have a maximum of 8 cores – in fact, in theory can also do 10 cores, but in 8 core time power consumption and heat is already a bit holdable, after all, 14nm how to optimize is also 14nm, with the new architecture is really a bit of a power not to worry.
The GPU section, Rocket Lake-S, Tiger Lake are all brand new Xe architectures, but the desktop version will be much smaller, with a much smaller number of execution units than the mobile version of 96, currently up to 32.
In terms of frequency, the 64-unit Xe architecture core graphics card, the Ice Lake 15W version can accelerate to about 900MHz, the 28W version can rush to the full 1100MHz, The Rocket Lake-S is expected to accelerate to 1200MHz or higher, combined with the architecture upgrade, performance will greatly surpass the older generation.
It has been said that the Rocket Lake-S will have two different process chips inside, with the CPU part using 14nm, the GPU and others 10nm, but not fully sure.
The previously leaked Intel 2019 road map does not have a Rocket Lake-S figure, apparently not until next year. For now, Intel is working to fix the design and specifications of the Rocket Lake-S in the fourth quarter of this year.