Intel’s 12th Generation Alder Lake-S Exposure: 8 Large Cores plus 8 Small Cores Balanced Performance and Battery Life.

Intel’s upcoming 12th-generation “Alder Lake” platform has appeared in the Sisoft Sandra database,media videocardz reported. According to the list information, the CPU is designed with a 16-core 32 thread design of 8 large cores and 8 small cores, positioning itself as a mobile market, with the design of large and small cores to balance battery life and performance.

Intel's 12th Generation Alder Lake-S Exposure: 8 Large Cores plus 8 Small Cores Balanced Performance and Battery Life.

Intel's 12th Generation Alder Lake-S Exposure: 8 Large Cores plus 8 Small Cores Balanced Performance and Battery Life.

The processor is scheduled to be available in the second half of 2021 (after Rocket Lake) and is expected to support PCIe 5.0 and DDR5. In this leaked information, the device was detected to have 16 cores, 12.5 MB of L2 cache, and 30MB of L3 cache. The big core is “Golden Cove” and the small core is called “Gracemont”.

This particular instance does not mention the exact memory configuration of the device, but does mention DRR4. The clock rate is displayed as 1.38 GHz, although this is almost certainly an incorrect reading considering that the clocks of the large and small cores will be different, and Sisoft must be updated before it can be read correctly.