We have details on the upcoming 11th generation series of desktop Intel Core processors , which are called Rocket Lake-S . A new leak about this new generation that will begin next year reveals that the American company is thinking of making a ‘mix’ of different architectures.
By boat soon, Intel Core i9, i7, and i5 processors will use Rocket Lake-S cores, while for i3 and lower chips, Intel will use Comet Lake-S Refresh cores.
The listed Core i9 and i7 processors still maintain 8 cores and 16 threads with 16 MB of cache. It makes use of the integrated Xe graphics (Xe-LP) that come with 32 execution cores.
The Core i5 models will use the 6-core, 12-thread configuration with 12MB cache. From the i5-11600K to the i5-11500T they will use the same 32 UE Xe integrated graphics, however the i5-11400 and 11400T will use 24 UE.
The Core i3s are going to break all the schemes, and this low-end line is not going to use the Rocket Lake-S cores, but will be part of the 4-core, 8-thread Comet Lake-S Refresh. In this way, they will not use the integrated Xe graphics either but will use the UHD 630.
The Pentiums and Celerons will suffer the same fate, using the trimmed Comet Lake-S cores for the 2-core 4-wire and 2-core 2-wire chips.
It is not clear why this decision would have been made, since Rocket Lake-S offers more IPC performance than Comet Lake-S, so the gap between an i3 and an i5 in the 11th generation Core would be larger than in the 10th generation .