In Intel desktop processors, rocket Lake 11th-generation Cores are not here, Alder Lake 12-generation Cores are on the way, and Meteor Lake 13-generation Cores are already on the road. Now, NotebookChech has revealed a lot of detail about Alder Lake, which can be expected from the outside. According to current data, Alder Lake has at least two sub-series, Alder Lake-S and Alder Lake-P, but unlike the current S-Series, which is desktop-only, this time it may also span the mobile version.
Alder Lake will be designed with a mix of size and core, similar to arm big on a mobile phone. LITTLE, which has the big core code name Golden Cove (GLC), is now an upgraded version of Tiger Lake Willow Cove (WLC), and the small core code name Gracemont (GRT), which is now an upgraded version of Tremont.
Intel has experimented with Lakefield before, and the results do save a lot of power and improve energy efficiency, but performance is limited, after all, there has not been such a design in the PC field, whether hardware coordination or system, software scheduling needs to be optimized in depth.
The Alder Lake-S series will have up to 8 large cores, 8 small cores, thermal design power consumption of up to 125W, three-stage cache up to 30MB, Alder Lake-P series up to 6 large cores, 8 small cores, three-stage cache up to 24MB.
Large cores support hyperthreading, and small cores do not, i.e., Alder Lake-S has up to 16 physical cores and 24 logical cores in the user’s view.
Interestingly, the Alder Lake-S series may also be used in notebooks, BGA integrated packages, thermal design power consumption of up to 65W.
It’s unclear whether there will be Alder Lake-H for the game book, or alder Lake-S for the game book.
In terms of GPU nuclear display, Alder Lake integrates the Xe LP architecture to support four-screen output, DisplayPort 1.4b, and the AV1 video encoder and GNA 3.0 Gaussus network accelerator.
The Alder Lake-S series has up to 32 execution units, while the Alder Lake-P series has up to 96 – that is, more CPU cores, weaker cores, fewer CPU cores, and stronger cores.
In terms of memory, Alder Lake will support DDR5 memory on the desktop for the first time, with a maximum frequency of 4400MHz and capacity of Alder Lake-S 128GB and Alder Lake-P 64GB, while continuing to support the DDR4-3200 with a capacity of 128GB and 64GB.
On the PCIe side, Rocket Lake natively supports PCIe 4.0, while Alder Lake natively supports PCIe 5.0.
The Alder Lake-S CPU section supports 16 PCIe 5.0, 4 PCIe 4.0 x4, and the PCH chipset section supports 16 PCIe 4.0, 12 PCIe 3.0, for a total of 48 channels.
The Alder Lake-P CPU portion is halved to 8 PCIe 5.0, retaining 4 PCIe 4.0 x 4 and PCH portion only 12 PCIe 3.0, for a total of 28 channels.
In addition, Alder Lake natively supports Wi-Fi 6E 802.11axR2. If it’s a notebook, Alder Lake-P supports up to four Thunderbolt 4 interfaces, an additional Make Ridge master controller, and Alder Lake-S has two master controllers.
Oh yes, the Alder Lake CPU part is a 10nm process, the PCH chipset is a 14nm process, the Alder Lake-S stand-alone package CPU 45 x 37.5 mm, PCH 28 x 25 mm, and the Alder Lake-P integrated package 50 x 25 mm.
It has to be said that Intel’s knife method is tough enough.