Intel’s Alder Lake CPU series has as soon as once more been detailed, but this time we have been given a glimpse at what we are able to count on past the desktop.
This newest data comes by way of an replace to SiSoftware Sandra, noticed by KitGuru, which confirms that the benchmarking instrument will help three variants of the CPU structure: Alder Lake-S for desktops, Alder Lake-P for laptops, and Alder Lake-M for lower-powered units.
These CPUs will all be based mostly a hybrid structure that options mixture of regular cores and low-power cores – a system much like ARM’s huge.LITTLE tech. Nevertheless, every Alder Lake SKU will include totally different core configurations relying on the system it’s supposed for.
Alder Lake-M, for instance, shall be restricted to 2 huge cores and as much as 8 small cores, whereas Alder Lake-S will provide a most of 8 huge and eight small cores.
Some additional particulars about Alder Lake-M have additionally been hinted by way of Coreboot, which confirms that the low-power CPUs will characteristic 10x PCH PCIe lanes, as opposed of the 12x discovered on Alder Lake-P.
Some extra particulars on Alder Lake-S – which Intel briefly teased throughout its CES 2021 presentation – has additionally emerged, courtesy of a submission made on Intel’s open-source Media Driver GitHub. This reveals that the desktop CPUs will boast both the GT0.5 or GT1 Xe-LP iGPUs, that includes the identical iGPU structure as the Tiger Lake and Rocket Lake platforms.
All three Alder Lake sub-architectures are anticipated to launch below the Twelfth-gen Core collection, and although it’s unclear whether or not all three will arrive on the similar time, Intel has confirmed that Alder Lake will arrive within the second half of 2021.
“We’ll qualify Alder Lake desktop and pocket book for manufacturing and start our quantity ramp within the second half of 2021,” outgoing Intel CEO Bob Swan stated in January 2021.
Based on more moderen rumors, Alder Lake-S is likely to launch in September – six months after the arrival of Rocket Lake-S.