AMD has been on a roll recently Intel is working hard to recover last ground as the battle between the two companies continues. In an attempt to ease agitation related to the competition, Intel has decided to share some interesting details about Rocket Lake, the alternate name for the 11th Gen Core.
An interesting blend is in the making as Intel will use Sunny Cove and Cypress Cove CPU architectures that are based on 10 nm and 14 nm manufacturing standards. These processors will be paired with Tiger Lake-based graphics classified under the name of Xe-LP, which have been adapted from 10nm to 14nm.
Aiming for performance
Intel is looking to improve the performance of the new chips by up to 10%, a target which is quite reasonable if the company will also manage to retain the high frequencies that have debuted with the Comet Lake Line.
Current data also infers that Rocket Lake will come with a maximum of eight cores, which is still enough to run most programs and video games with ease, even if they have demanding system requirements. Performance-per-watt is also a key aspect, and the new chips won’t need more power than Comet Lake ones.
PCIe Gen 4.0 support will be available for up to 20 lanes. An x16 slot will be available for dedicated graphics cards while an x4 slot will handle storage needs on the vast majority of motherboards, a trend that can be observed across Intel Z490 mobos.
Some hope that DDR4 RAM with a 3200 Mhz frequency could also be used, but the remains to be seen. The use of the Xe-LP graphics architecture will also bring a performance gain of up to 50% in comparison to the integrated graphics solution found in Comet Lake equivalents.
More information could be shared by Intel in the future, as there is a large number of details that haven’t been shared in the press release.