After numerous leaks, it is now Intel itself, specifically John Bonini, Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Computing Group for Desktop, Workstation, and Gaming Clients, who confirmed that the 11th Generation of Intel Core desktop processors, better known as Rocket Lake-S, will arrive during the first quarter of next year, that is, Q1 2021. According to the leaks, at the end of March to be exact.
On the other hand, it also confirmed information that was already proven to be true about half a year ago, such as that it will be the first platform of the company to have access to the PCI-Express 4.0 interface. The bad news is that these processors will face some AMD Ryzen 5000 that will be officially announced tomorrow, so do not miss the live to see what AMD has prepared for us.
Rocket Lake is coming …
Our 10th Gen Intel Core processors continue to provide excellent performance and a stable platform for the most demanding games. Ultimately, I think there is a great 10th Gen option that meets the needs of all types of gamers, from the occasional player to the most dedicated and passionate enthusiast.
Although, unsurprisingly, we are constantly looking ahead to see what’s next and how we can make our desktop CPUs even better. That said, I am also pleased to confirm that Intel’s next-generation 11th Gen Core desktop processors (codenamed “Rocket Lake”) will arrive in Q1 2021 and will provide support for the PCIe 4.0 interface. It will be another great gaming processor, and we are excited to reveal more details in the near future. There is much more to come, so stay tuned!
We must remember that these processors will finally release a new microarchitecture, so we will run into Cypress Cove cores, which would offer an improvement in the CPI of 10 percent compared to Skylake, something that really knows little if we take into account that Skylake has been with us for about 5 years, not enough to compete with an AMD that has seen a benchmark of the Ryzen 9 5900X leaked being up to 20.3% faster than the Ryzen 9 3900X, not to mention that the Ryzen 5000 will be announced tomorrow, that is, almost half a year than the Rocket Lake-S.
Cypress Cove is nothing more than the Willow Cove microarchitecture of the Tiger Lake but adapted to a 14nm +++ manufacturing process (vs 10nm SuperFin), where due to space, consumption, and temperature problems, it had already been leaked that Intel could not offer configurations of more than 8 cores. These processors will include Intel Xe graphics, will be accompanied by new motherboards with the Intel 500 chipset, will continue to use DDR4 memory, and will have native support for the PCI-Express 4.0 interface, while the top-of-the-range CPU would arrive with 8 cores and 16 threads. with a Base / Turbo frequency of 3.40 / 5.00 GHz as it has been the most powerful model that has been leaked to date.