According tomedia hardWareTimes, Intel will release the Rocket Lake-S desktop processor early next year, most likely in February, which will be their last generation of 14nm processors. The new Rockcet Lake-S will use the new Willow Cove core architecture (with a high probability that it will be the current successor to Comet Lake) and is expected to integrate the latest Intel Xe graphics cards, matching the 500-series motherboard, supporting PCIe 4.0 natively for the first time, but with memory still DDR4.
The latest reports also indicate that the Rocket Lake-S series processors will contain three SKUs: core i5, Core i7 and Core i9, and Intel will not introduce entry-level i3 series and Pentium/Saiyan processors.
In addition, according to HardWareTimes, the i9 in the Rocket Lake-S series can be up to 8 core 16 threads, while the i5 and i7 will be limited to up to 6 core 12 threads and 8 core 12 threads.
Judging from previous engineering sample exposures, rocket Lake-S has a maximum frequency of 4.1 Ghz to 4.3 Ghz, slightly lower than the current mainstream processor, although a base frequency 3.4Ghz, a maximum turbo 5.0Ghz, and a three-slow 16MB Rocket Lake-S processor version have appeared in GeekBench.