Intel confirmed today that its next microarchitecture for processors is Cypress Cove , which will debut with the 11th Generation of Intel Core processors known as Rocket Lake-S , which will arrive in March 2021.
“Intelligently designed for desktop performance, Rocket Lake-S takes advantage of changes in microarchitecture and advances in instructions per cycle (IPC) to deliver better raw performance, generation after generation. “
Surprisingly, we now know that the Cypress Cove are a @ 14nm +++ adaptation of the Sunny Cove microarchitecture that brings Intel Ice Lake processors to life in a 10nm manufacturing process , and not the improved 10nm (SuperFin) with Willow Cove microarchitecture that brings Tiger Lake CPUs to life. Due to the size, the company will be forced to limit its processors to a maximum of 8 cores and 16 threads .
According to the company, the main advantages are an improvement in the IPC (which we only know is double-digit compared to an Intel Core i9-10900K), the improvement of the integrated graphics by implementing the Intel Xe , the PCI-Express 4.0 interface with up to 20 lines, controller for DDR4 @ 3200 MHz memory , and the addition of USB 2.2 Gen 2×2 @ 20 Gbps ports.
Why frequency and CPI matter: Games and most applications continue to rely on high-frequency cores to drive high frame rates and lower latency. In addition, the IPC number improves the performance that frequency offers when executing more instructions. In doing so, Intel continues to push the limits of performance with the gains in IPCs and frequencies needed for gaming, content creation, and multitasking.
Optimized for Gaming: Some of the new features being introduced with the 11th Generation Intel Core S-series processors are:
- The new architecture of Cypress Cove with the Core architecture of Ice Lake and the architecture of Graphics of Tiger Lake.
- CPI performance improvement with double-digit percentage .
- Better performance generation after generation.
- Up to 20 lanes of PCIe 4.0 CPU for greater configuration flexibility .
- Enhanced Intel UHD graphics with Intel Xe graphics architecture.
- Intel Quick Sync Video, which offers better video transcoding and hardware acceleration for the latest codecs.
- New overclocking features  for more flexible tuning performance.
- Intel Deep Learning Boost and support for Vector Neural Network Instructions (VNNI).
The 11th Generation Intel Core S-series processors, launching in the first quarter of 2021, will offer amazing performance and flexibility to meet a range of needs from gamers and content creators.
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 IPC = Instructions per Cycle / Represents how many tasks a CPU can complete in each cycle.
 Available only on 11th Generation Intel Core ™ processors with integrated graphics The CPU PCIe lanes are only validated for discrete graphics (x16) and PCIe storage or Intel Optane ™ memory (1×4).  Altering the clock frequency or voltage may void any product warranties and reduce the stability, safety, performance and life of the processor and other components. Consult system and component manufacturers for details.
 Performance varies based on usage, configuration, and other factors. Learn more at www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex .