At this year’s Architecture Day event, Intel previewed the Alder Lake-S processor for the first time, which will be Intel’s second-generation hybrid x86 architecture processor after Lakefield and will be overwritten to the desktop platform. In the CPU section, Alder Lake-S’s “big core” is Golden Cove and the small core is Atom Gracemont, but the GPU part is unknown and, unsurprisingly, gen12 Xe.
Although the 3D package and 10nm SuperFinFET process are used, alder Lake-S is a big deal, the interface is said to have changed to LGA1700, with 41% more contacts than the current LGA1200.
Alder Lake-S processors have been found to be quietly present in the SiSoftware database, with 32 sets of EU units integrated by the GPU, or 256 coloring processors, at frequencies up to 1.15GHz.
By contrast, the current entry-level Core i3-1000G1 and Core i5-1035G1 also integrate 32 sets of EUs at frequencies of 900Hz and 1.05GHz, respectively, and it is speculated that the Alder Lake-S should be an entry model.
Of course, it’s not certain that Alder Lake-S will belong to the 12th-generation Core family.