Intel Alder Lake ES leaked: 4.6 GHz clock, high power draw

Interesting info has shown up about the upcoming Intel Alder Lake CPUs, the first big.LITTLE desktop CPUs. Igor’sLAB has covered a sample called Core-1800 with 16 cores and 24 threads. The ES already shows promising clock speed and boost values for different active core counts. Also notable is the power draw. Intel doesn’t seem to be about to return to more power-efficient CPUs despite the 10nm process, PL2 is still over 200 W. Read more “Intel Alder Lake ES leaked: 4.6 GHz clock, high power draw” »

Intel’s preparing a 38-core Ice Lake for workstations/desktop

Intel has finally released desktop processors with a new architecture (Rocket Lake), which is also used in 10nm laptop and server CPUs. But high-end desktop has been forgotten and is still server by the old Skylake. But a roadmap leak now shows that Intel is planning something new: 10nm Xeon W-3300 with 38 Ice Lake cores for workstations. They should even be released pretty soon, which is what the roadmap also says about desktop Alder Lake. Read more “Intel’s preparing a 38-core Ice Lake for workstations/desktop” »

Intel Xe HPG gaming GPU photos leaked. RTX 3070 Ti performance?

Very first photos of the 2nd generation Intel’s standalone GPU have been leaked, maybe a little earlier than expected. This timeit is not the small and feeble mobile GPU Iris Xe Max, which could only compare to GeForce MX, but the Xe HPG gaming graphics. The card in the photos allegedly has a TDP of up to 275 W, supports ray tracing, AI upscaling and its performance should be somewhere around Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. Read more “Intel Xe HPG gaming GPU photos leaked. RTX 3070 Ti performance?” »

Intel plans Raptor Lake CPUs with better cache after Alder Lake

According to a roadmap leak, Intel is preparing another family of 10nm processors after the 12th generation (Alder Lake). It’s called Raptor Lake and it should be released around the end of 2022. We already have the first look at what it should bring – Intel plans to stick to the big.LITTLE architecture, but with performance improvements and changes to L3 cache that should improve performance especially in games. Read more “Intel plans Raptor Lake CPUs with better cache after Alder Lake” »

Intel Rocket Lake processor models, specs and prices revealed

The wait for Intel desktop processors with the new architecture is almost over. The 11th generation Core for desktop was officially released last week and it’s just days to sales and reviews. Intel has now officially announced the complete specifications and especially the prices of all models. The most powerful Core i9-11900K will go for $ 539 or almost € 550, but a 6-core for cheap gaming PCs will go for mere € 160/$ 157. Read more “Intel Rocket Lake processor models, specs and prices revealed” »

Release dates of Intel Rocket Lake and 10nm Alder Lake leaked

Intel has kept offering desktop processors with Skylake architecture for five and a half years. Ironically it looks like now, two new architectures will follow each other in just nine months, both with a 20% increase in IPC: according to current information, the Rocket Lake processors (11th gen Core) will be released in March 30, but 12th generation Alder Lake and the new LGA 1700 platform are set to go on sale in December. Read more “Release dates of Intel Rocket Lake and 10nm Alder Lake leaked” »

Recycling in China: laptop CPUs turned into LGA 1151 upgrades

There’s an interesting industry built on reusing old hardware in China. For example Xeon E5 CPUs and newly-produced gaming motherboards for them, but recently they started converting mobile Intel BGA processors into socketed CPUs for desktop. Not so old Comet Lake chips with six and eight cores are now being offered this way and you can even use them to upgrade B150/Z170/Z270 series boards, which officially only support quad-cores. Read more “Recycling in China: laptop CPUs turned into LGA 1151 upgrades” »

Intel Sapphire Rapids leaked: huge chiplet CPU with an FPGA

We are currently waiting for Intel’s new desktop processors (Rocket Lake, later Alder Lake), but it looks like the company is planning much bigger changes for servers. A sample of a Sapphire Rapids server processor and possibly high-end desktop surfaced on the web and it looks very interesting: it is composed of chiplets, some versions should have HBM2 memory inside and a small FPGA has even been found under the IHS. Read more “Intel Sapphire Rapids leaked: huge chiplet CPU with an FPGA” »

Intel at CES: Atom Jasper Lake, Tiger Lake-H35 and Core i9-11900K

Intel is likely at the point where it got out of the worst of the “never-ending 14nm process” period now: the company has unveiled three families of 10nm mobile processors at CES 2021, some clocked up to 5 GHz. And in addition to this, Rocket Lake processors for desktop. Those are still 14nm products (the last ones), but they finally bring a new – and potentially very good – architecture. All these CPUs will be released in Q1 2021. Read more “Intel at CES: Atom Jasper Lake, Tiger Lake-H35 and Core i9-11900K” »

A peek at Intel Rocket Lake processors: SKUs and leaked specs

The March 2011 release of Rocket Lake processors, the 11th generation Intel Core for desktop is closing in. But leaks have already painted a good picture of their specifications: we have an overview of Rocket Lake SKUs from Core i5-11400F to octa-core i7-11700K and i9-11900K chips, even with parameters and clock speeds. Rocket Lake cores have 18% higher IPC, so single-threaded performance should be significantly improved. Read more “A peek at Intel Rocket Lake processors: SKUs and leaked specs” »

Z590 motherboards for Intel Rocket Lake to be released in January

In Q1 2021, Intel is expected to release Rocket Lake, the new 11th generation of  desktop processors, still using 14nm manufacturing process, but with a new architecture, PCIe 4.0 and probably much higher single-threaded and gaming performance. According to rumors, the CPU launch should be in March, but it looks like the platform with new motherboards, such as B560, Z590, etc. could be released sooner, as early as a few days from now. Read more “Z590 motherboards for Intel Rocket Lake to be released in January” »

Intel Core i9-11900K leaked. 8-core Rocket Lake @3.5–5.0+ GHz

Next year in March, Intel will release the 11th generation Core processors for desktop. These sister chips to 10nm Tiger Lake in notebooks, although using 14nm silicon, will have the same new core architecture and features like PCIe 4.0. We now have leaks that show what to expect from Core i9-11900K, the highest model of the Rocket Lake CPU. This should be the SKU that will be of most interest to gamers. Read more “Intel Core i9-11900K leaked. 8-core Rocket Lake @3.5–5.0+ GHz” »

Intel Core i7-10700K: lower digit, lower price, higher performance?

In the latest Core i9-10900K test, we found it to be great for high fps games, but the power draw, price and performance are not as good as the competition, AMD, offers. Intel still maintained its lead in games, but the 10900K is definitely not an ideal processor. If games are your priority, the alternative may be the Core i7-10700K which is actually just a redesignated and slightly modified Core i9-9900K. Read more “Intel Core i7-10700K: lower digit, lower price, higher performance?” »

Intel Core i9-10900K: The Last of the Mohicans

The 10th generation of Intel Core processors, called Comet Lake-S, is the latest iteration of Skylake and, unlike the mobile Ice Lake, is still 14 nm. However, this constant tuning of this manufacturing process has resulted in record frequencies that are specifically related to the most powerful processor currently in the LGA 1200 socket. Now the only question is whether this will be enough for the Ryzen 9 3900X. Read more “Intel Core i9-10900K: The Last of the Mohicans” »

NUC with 10nm Cannon Lake processors and Radeon GPU

Minicomputers and NUC barebones from Intel is nothing new. But this year, there will be an interesting innovation: a model with dedicated graphics card. Not in the style of high-end Hades Canyon (Kaby Lake-G with Vega GPU) of course. It’s going to be NUC with a cheaper Radeon in some classic chassis, and the price will be lower. This model will probably be one of the first computers with 10nm Intel processors – which may be related. Read more “NUC with 10nm Cannon Lake processors and Radeon GPU” »