This year’s 10th-generation Core Comet Lake-S processor replaces the LGA1200 slot with a 400-series chipset, and, unsurprisingly, the 14nm Rocket Lake-S processor, the 11th-generation Core will also be an LGA1200 slot, and then a 500-series chipset. What’s next? Then it’s the turn of the 12th generation Core, the Alder Lake family.
Not only will the stronger 10nm ESF Enhancement process be upgraded (originally planned as 10nm, formerly called 10nm), but it will also use a large and small core architecture, with the large core CPU being the Golden Cove kernel and the small core CPU being the Gracemont architecture.
Golden Cove is the third in Intel’s CPU roadmap in recent years, having previously been launched by Sunny Cove and Tiger Lake, while Golden Cove focuses on ST single-core performance, AI performance, while improving security, supporting more advanced networks and 5G, among others.
In addition to CPU processes and architecture upgrades, the Alder Lake family will use the new LGA1700 slot, and the chipset will be set – the latest explosion has been confirmed as a 600-series, coden named Alder Point.
At present, the 600 series chipset what specifications are not good to say, support PCIe 4.0 should be normal, after all, this year’s Tiger Lake did, although only mobile version.
The Alder Lake family was not due to go public until 2022, but the latest plan is that it will be available in the second half of next year, and that 2021 will be the year Intel launches two generations of Core, as well as two generations of different processes and architectures.
Plus, while changing slots is unpleasant, the LGA1700 should live longer, after it was reported that it would be used on three generations of Core processors.