Intel’s 11th-generation Core family has already made its debut, starting with Tiger Lake for the slim book, followed by Tiger Lake-H for the game book and Rocket Lake-S for the desktop, which is expected to be Intel’s last generation of 14nm products. Rocket Lake-S had been expected to be released during the CES 2021 show early next year, but according to the latest roadmap, its release date is scheduled for week 10 of 2021, which is March 1-5.
Rocket Lake-S will continue to use the 14nm process, but will introduce a new CPU architecture (code-named Cypress Cove), the 12th generation of Xe LP architecture, native support for PCIe 4.0, interface continuation of the current LGA1200, compatible with the existing 400 series motherboard.
It has a maximum of 8 core 16 threads, which is a step back from the current 10 core 20 threads of the 10th generation, and the thermal design consumes up to 125W. Considering that the next Alder Lake 12 generation is a large and small core design with up to eight large cores, Intel will not compete with the core numbers in the short term.
But at the same time, Intel will release a new 500-series chipset, with a roadmap that will be available later in March next year – suggesting that Rocket Lake should be released on paper in early March and then at the end of the month.
500 series chipset debuted Z590, H570, B560, H410 four models, to April there are workstation w580, commercial Q470, the whole line is 14nm process, and now the entry-level B460, H410 or 22nm.
500 series motherboard should not change much in specifications, mainly native support PCIe 4.0, but certainly not all, is expected to be Z590, H470.
It is said that motherboard manufacturers have previously obtained the 500 series chipset specification, but recently changed, the B560 added memory overclocking support, which was previously limited to the Z series.