Intel’s CES2021 conference was pretty busy as the company announced a number of new platforms and products and made fun of it. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get all the details, but the rough preview given looks exciting.
Definitely more interesting, let’s start with Alder Lake. The platform is set to compete with Apple’s ARMM1 chip. Intel states that it uses a hybrid architecture similar to ARM’s BIG.little by leveraging high-performance and high-efficiency cores. However, Intel wants this platform to be the foundation for future desktop and notebook processors rather than focusing on mobile platforms.
These chips are likely to hit the market later this year, using an improved version of the 10nm SuperFin manufacturing process, and unlike other platforms announced today, Alder Lake will be part of the 12th generation Intel processor. I will.
With today’s 11th generation CPUs, Intel was teasing the Tiger Lake 35W and 45W processors for laptops. These are basically 15W and 35W Tiger Lake variants, but have been boosted to 35W and 45W, respectively, to reach 5.0GHz clock speeds. It offers up to 8 cores and features such as Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi 6 / 6E, PCIe Gen 4 and more to support high performance dedicated GPUs.
For desktop PC enthusiasts, Intel teases the Rocket Lake Core i9-11900K CPU with PCIe 4.0 support and eventually increases its IPC (instructions per cycle) by 19% in an attempt to steal the game’s crown from AMD. I did.
The 10nm SuperFin process enhances educational low-ends and devices in the form of jasper lakes. Based on the new architecture, the Pentium Silver and Celeron processor lineup promises 35% performance improvement and 78% better graphics performance for most applications.
And finally, Intel introduced Tiger Lake for business consumers who split their products into two lineups, vPro and EvovPro. The latter is basically vPro and Intel’s current Evo platform. Both enhance security and business capabilities as usual.
With the exception of Alder Lake, all new products are expected to be available this quarter. These will arrive later this year.