Intel is about to release the 11th generation low-power mobile core processor, code-named Tiger Lake, the new 10nm plus enhanced process, willow Cove CPU architecture, Xe GPU architecture, while the 11th generation on the desktop will be Rocket Lake-S, still 14nm process, but with a new CPU architecture, Xe GPU and PCIe 4.0 for the first time.
There had been speculation that the Rocket Lake CPU architecture was also the latest Willow Cove, but it now looks like it should actually be the previous generation of Sunny Cove, which is in line with the current 10-generation Core Low Power Mobile Version of Ice Lake.
We’ve seen engineering samples of Rocket Lake 6 Core 12 threads in the 3DMark database before, and now GeekBench has exposed the 8 Core 16 Thread version for the first time, which should be the highest configuration of Rocket Lake, and there will be no 10 Core 20 threads in the current Comet Lake-S 10 generation, which is said to be due to the loss of power heat control.
After excavation, the CPU reference frequency of this 8 core sample is 3.2GHz, the turbo frequency is up to 4.3GHz, the GPU core display part has 32 actuators (256 cores), the frequency of 1150MHz – the top should have 96 units, 768 cores.
Run points do not look, the sample is not significant, interesting is the cache capacity: first-level instruction cache 32KB, first-level data cache 48KB, second-level cache per core 512KB, exactly the same as Sunny Cove, and the latest Willow Cove architecture is 1.25MB.
Lake Rocket is a bit disappointing if it’s really just sunny Cove architecture, and the desktop version is not only less crafted than the mobile version, but at least five generations of Skylake architecture can be completely laid to rest.