After so much of leaks, Intel itself, specifically John Bonini, Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Desktop, Workstation and Gaming Computing Group, confirmed that the 11th Generation of Intel Core desktop processors, better known as Rocket Lake-S, will release 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 was also confirmed 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 series CPUs that will be officially be announced tomorrow, so do not miss the News 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 even the most demanding games. Ultimately, I believe there’s a great 10th Gen option that addresses the needs for every type of gamer — from casual players, to the most dedicated and passionate enthusiasts.
Though as you’d expect, we’re constantly looking ahead at what’s next and how we can make our desktop CPUs even better. With that said, I’m also happy to confirm that the next generation 11th Gen Intel Core desktop processors (codenamed “Rocket Lake”) is coming in the first quarter of 2021 and will provide support for PCIe 4.0. It’ll be another fantastic processor for gaming, and we’re excited to disclose more details in the near future. There’s a lot more to come, so stay tuned!
It must be remembered 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% compared to Skylake, something that we really know little if we take into account that Skylake has been with us for about 5 years, and not to forgot 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 with configurations of more than 8 cores.
These processors will include Intel Xe graphics that will be accompanied by new motherboards with the Intel 500 chipset, and it 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 3.40/5.00GHz since it has been the most powerful model that has been leaked to date.