Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has teased more information regarding its 11th Generation Rocket Lake-S processors, which could be seen as its counterattack to Advanced Micro Devices’ (NASDAQ:AMD) Ryzen 5000 processors. AMD revealed the Ryzen 5000 processors Last month, and they could be in store as of November 5.
Intel to launch next-generation CPU in Q1 2021
The company hopes to steal some of AMD’s Ryzen 5000 limelight with a teaser of its next-generation CPU architecture for the 11th Gen Core CPU series, which will launch in Q1 2021. Intel codenamed it Rocker Lake, which is an 11th Gen Core i9, Core i7, Core i5, and Core i3 that will replace previous generations. Past generations have been iterative refreshes of the 6th Gen 14nm Skylake design. The company has had to deal with disappointments and several delays in developing smaller 10nm CPUs while rival AMD has been using a 7nm chip for almost a year now.
Interestingly the Rocket Lake-S processors will also be 14nm productive but based on “Cypress Cove architecture, an Ice Lake with Intel Xe graphics. This implies that Rocket Lake-S will be the first PC processor launch that will see Intel moving from the Skylake architecture. It is a 14nm backport of the modern 10nm “Sunny Cove” architecture, the base for the 10th Generation Ice Lake laptop CPUs.
Enhanced performance in 11th Gen Core CPU
Following the shift to this new CPU architecture, Intel is touting a double-digit IPC performance improvement relative to the 10th generation. The company says that its graphics power will be 50% higher relative to current offerings, but performance figures and benchmark results have not been revealed. Considering AMD has been offering the same level of IPC gains for every generation it is only a matter of time before we see if Intel can maintain its single-core performance title.
Top-end Rocket Lake processors will feature up to 8 cores with Hyper-threading compared to AMD, which currently offers 16 cores in its lineup. Interestingly Intel’s 10th Generation Core i9-10900K has 10 cores.