According to Intel’s roadmap, there will be a dozen generations of Core, codenamed Alder Lake, by 2022, and the process should be 10nm. The latest revelations suggest that this generation is finally on the 16th core, but also supports PCIe 4.0, more amazingise the architecture and AMR learned a trick.
The latest information available on the VC website shows that the next generation of The Alder Lake processor (traditionally the 12th generation Core) can finally do 16-core architecture, but this architecture is a bit strange, not the usual 16 same core, but divided into two groups – 8 large core, small core 8.
This is easy to think of ARM’s big.LITTLE-size core architecture used in Cortex-A-series processors, with the simple benefit of combining high-performance cores with low-power cores, with the greatest benefit being reduced energy efficiency.
Intel’s side of the size of nuclear technology actually has a practical attempt, that is, the 3D package of Lakefield, is the structure of the 4 small cores, the large core is Sunny Cove, the river is the Atom product line used in the Tremont core, mainly used for low-power portable products and other products.
If Alder Lake uses an 8-plus-8 architecture to make 16 cores, it means that Intel’s mastery of large and small nuclei is so advanced that it can advance in the mainstream CPU market.
Of course, strictly speaking, the Alder Lake processor has another core, the GT1 core, and I don’t know why the size of the core is weakened at The Alder Lake, at least for now.
In addition to the CPU core configuration, the TDP power consumption of the Alder Lake processor will increase, with the regular version increasing to 80W and the high end to 125W, the same as the 10-core Comet Lake-S.
However, the revelations suggest that Intel is still working on ways to extend TDP, trying to achieve 150W TDP, at which point the higher the TDP means that the higher the CPU frequency and performance will be, which is a good thing.
In addition to the 16-core architecture of the large and small cores, the Alder Lake processor has some new upgrades, and pcIe 4.0 is the first desktop processor to officially support PCIe 4.0.
As for DDR5, it is not yet possible to confirm, but given the 2022 time point, the DDR5 should not be a surprise.
The most critical point is that Intel will change the slot again, this time will be upgraded to the LGA1700 slot, there have been previous reports, so don’t mind too much.
It also means that the upcoming LGA1200 slot will not last too long, mainly for the 14nm Comet Lake and 14nm Rocket Lake, also known as the 10th Generation Core, Tenth Generation Core Desktop Edition, back to the pace of the previous 2 generation upgrades.