Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger announced during the Intel Accelerate webcast that covered among other things the change of nomenclature of its nodes manufacturing and the products that will debut with them, an event that will take place on October 27 and 28 called Intel InnovatiON, an event that will presumably also be the setting for the launch of its next generation of CPUs Intel Alder Lake since, in his words, it will be a “completely hybrid” event.
The Intel InnovatiON event will take place both physically and virtually in San Francisco, a fact that Gelsinger took the opportunity to comment that it would be “totally hybrid” with an obvious nod to its next-generation Alder Lake CPUs, which as we all know will also have hybrid technology .
Intel Alder Lake Launch, for October
“We are pleased to announce that the first event in the new Intel ON series, Intel InnovatiON, will be held in San Francisco and virtually October 27-28, 2021. Our technical conference will focus on the latest technologies to deliver AI solutions , 5G, Edge Computing, Cloud and PC with real world speed and scale.
During the Intel Accelerated event, the company also confirmed that Alder Lake and Sapphire Rapids will use the Intel 7 node, previously known as the 10nm Enhanced SuperFin. The manufacturer promised a 10-15% improvement in the performance per watt of power of the transistors compared to the existing 10nm SuperFin node.
Intel Alder Lake processors are also known as the 12th generation of Intel Core processors, and as we well know because we have been talking about it for months, they will have hybrid technology that combines high-efficiency (small) cores with high-performance (large) cores. While Intel has for the moment never confirmed the specifications of the Alder Lake CPUs, a render revealed yesterday clearly shows 8 large cores and 8 small cores, offering a total of 16 physical cores in the full package (and if only the cores large have hyperthreading this means 24 threads of process).
The first Intel Alder Lake processors will support both DDR4 and DDR5 RAM technology, although at the moment we do not know how motherboard manufacturers will implement this intergenerational change. It will also be the first family of consumer desktop CPUs to support the PCI-Express 5.0 standard, although at the moment we don’t know how this implementation will work on motherboards either.
This family of processors will be followed by an update known as the Raptor Lake-S, which should debut just after AMD launches its new Zen 4 architecture.
In any case, and in the absence of official confirmation from Intel (which we probably will not have), the launch of the Intel Alder Lake processors will take place in this event that will take place on October 27 and 28 of this year, although It is true that what is expected is simply a presentation that will list the models and their benefits, but the launch of the product to the market will most likely not take place until a few months later, potentially in the early 2022.