Intel introduced its new Alder Lake-S processors just a few days ago. During the special event they held, and which we were able to follow strictly live, we had the opportunity to delve into some important aspects, such as the distribution of the workload Between the high-efficiency and high-performance cores, the changes they present at the packaging level, something very important for structural and cooling reasons, and also in many points on their performance, on the platform and on overclocking.
I do not want to repeat myself about things that we have already said before, so if you have any questions I invite you to take a look at the original article that we publish, which you can access by following the direct link that we just left you. If after reading it you have any questions, do not worry, you can leave them in the comments and I will be happy to help you solve them.
Returning to the object of this article, which is to know your opinion about the new Intel Alder Lake-S processors, I want follow the habit of getting wet myself first, and that is why I am going to tell you how I found these new chips. I have not had a chance to start the analysis yet, so everything I am going to tell you is based on the information that Intel has given, and on my own technical knowledge.
I have not limited myself to letting myself be carried away by the official information that we have, but I have analyzed it and put it in context with the current reality of the sector, and I have also valued different keys to draw the conclusion that I am going to share with you, always maintaining total impartialitySince, as I have said on previous occasions, I have always felt that AMD has achieved fantastic things with Ryzen.
Intel Alder Lake-S opens a new future in the high-performance x86 CPU sector
I think there is no better way to define what Alder Lake-S means. It is true that big.LITTLE designs, composed of powerful cores and efficient cores, are not something really new, in fact they have been operating in the smartphone sector for years, and Apple itself followed that path with its M1 chips. Nevertheless, Intel has dared to be the first to bring that design to the high-performance x86 CPU industry, and this is an important achievement that we must acknowledge.
By adopting a hybrid-core design, Intel already it is not limited to betting on brute force, it focuses on specialization, and this represents, in the end, a success, because:
- Alder Lake-S high-efficiency cores improve performance, fuel consumption and thermal efficiency.
- These cores also allow better use of space at the silicon level, and represent a fantastic value in this regard, since their impact at that level is minimal.
- They allow you to differentiate and manage different workloads in a totally optimal way, and in real time.
- The high-performance cores seamlessly meet the needs of any today’s demanding user, and can focus on the heaviest tasks even under intensive multitasking, thanks to the concurrency of the high-efficiency cores.
With that approach, we have the best of two worlds in a single processorThe best part is that both Windows 11 and Alder Lake-S themselves have everything they need to efficiently manage both blocks of cores. This is also very important, since a correct distribution of the workload between high-efficiency cores and high-performance cores is essential to avoid the problems that would occur if, for example, a heavy task is derived to an efficient core , or if a light task is destined to a powerful kernel.
I think Intel was right with Alder Lake-S, I already said it at the time in this article, although I am waiting to be able to test them to assess their real performance with greater precision. Now it’s your turn, we read each other in the comments.