Intel will release Rocket Lake processors with PCIe 4.0 support in early 2021 – Computer – News

Intel will release its Rocket Lake desktop processors early next year. These are Intel Core CPUs of the eleventh generation, which succeed the Comet Lake chips. The processors will receive support for PCIe 4.0. Intel does not yet provide more details.

Intel is officially announcing the arrival of the Rocket Lake processors for the first time. The manufacturer claims that the CPUs will perform well in games. Intel does not provide technical details about the 11th generation Core processors. The company only says that the CPUs will provide PCIe 4.0 support.

It has been known since April 2019 that Intel will come with the Rocket Lake processors. This emerged from a roadmap who discovered Tweakers. It would be gum processors that are again made at 14nm and according to rumors there will be variants with a maximum of eight cores. If true, the Rocket Lake generation would offer fewer cores than Comet Lake, with ten-core desktop CPUs available.

According to rumors Rocket Lake is based on a different micro-architecture than Comet Lake. It would be one back-port from the 10nm Willow Cove cores to the 14nm process. Intel now uses the Willow Cove cores in its Ice Lake and Tiger Lake laptop processors. Those cores perform better at the same clock speed than the current cores of Intel desktop processors.

There appeared already in the past year slides with information across the Rocket Lake platform. The processors will have the same lga1200 socket as the Comet Lake processors, but there will be new motherboards with chipsets in the Intel 500 series that support PCIe 4.0.

Coffee Lake-S Comet Lake-S Rocket Lake-S Alder Lake-S ?
Process 14nm 14nm 14nm (?) 10nm ?
Introduction 2018 2020 Begin 2021 2021 ?
Chipset Intel 300 Intel 400 Intel 500 Intel 600 ?
Generation 8e / 9e 10e 11e 12e
Max. Aantal colors 8 10 8 ? 8+8 (big.Little) ?
Socket Lga1151 Lga1200 Lga1200 Lga1700
Memory Dualchannel ddr4 Dualchannel ddr4 Dualchannel ddr4 ?
PCI-e version 3.0 3.0 4.0 4.0 ?
Pci-e-lanes cpu 16 16 20 ?
Pci-e-lanes pch 24 24 24 ?
USB (maximum) 6x 3.1 Gen2x1
10x 3.1 Gen1x1
3.2 Gen 2×1 (10 Gb/s)
3.2 Gen 1×1 (5 Gb/s)
3.2 Gen 2×2 (20 Gb/s)
3.2 Gen 2×1 (10 Gb/s)
3.2 Gen 1×1 (5 Gb/s)
Direct Media Interface x4 3.0 x4 3.0 x8 3.0 ?
Wifi AC AX AX ?
Intel SGX 1.0 1.0 Deleted ?

Overview of current and upcoming Intel desktop CPUs, based on leaked details and rumors.

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