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Intel 11th Gen Core desktop CPUs 'Rocket Lake' coming in Q1 2021

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Intel have now confirmed a release window for the desktop version of their 11th Gen Intel Core CPUs code-named 'Rocket Lake', although not much else.

Announced at the bottom of a Medium blog post by John Bonini the "Intel VP and GM of Client Computing Group Desktop, Workstations and Gaming", it's hard not to see the timing as a coincidence given that it was posted up on the eve (October 7) of AMD giving out information later today on the Zen 3 architecture that will power the next generation AMD Ryzen desktop processors.

Most of the blog post was a fluff-piece, going over some highlights of partnerships, talking about working with game developers and talking up their current 10th generation desktop processors. Not much information was actually given, no doubt as they're still working on all of their marketing but what Bonini did mention was that Rocket Lake is coming in Q1 2021 and it will be Intel's first desktop processor with support for PCIe 4.0.

There's still a huge amount we don't yet know about it but we're expecting more soon, since they won't sit for long and let AMD take any kind of lead. Once we have more solid information, we will let you know.

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Ah yes, rocket lake, the 14+++++++++++++++++ process node.
AMD is announcing 5nm this must be embarrassing for Intel.
Ehvis 8 Oct
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Quoting: The_AquabatAMD is announcing 5nm this must be embarrassing for Intel.

As long as AMD can't match their single core speeds, Intel will be the one laughing.
x_wing 8 Oct
Quoting: Ehvis
Quoting: The_AquabatAMD is announcing 5nm this must be embarrassing for Intel.

As long as AMD can't match their single core speeds, Intel will be the one laughing.

Well, it's possible that Intel laugh will last less than 3 hours from now.
Liam Dawe 8 Oct
Quoting: KallestofelesAh yes, rocket lake, the 14+++++++++++++++++ process node.
Have to admit that gave me quite a laugh.
Quoting: KallestofelesAh yes, rocket lake, the 14+++++++++++++++++ process node.
I was under the impression that the number for the transistor size is completely made up: it doesn't correspond to a real measurement. I wonder why Intel hasn't just started changing the number on their 14+++++++ nodes to look like they're making more progress than they are. After all, TSMC pulled the length "5nm" for their current node out of their rear ends, why hasn't Intel done the same?
WJMazepas 8 Oct
Quoting: Ehvis
Quoting: The_AquabatAMD is announcing 5nm this must be embarrassing for Intel.

As long as AMD can't match their single core speeds, Intel will be the one laughing.

Their laugh has ended already
poisond 10 Oct
Yeah, if AMDs marketing somewhat based in reality I'm switching to ZEN3.
All my workloads from development over 3D modeling to RAW/Photo editing are single or lightly threaded so it's kind of nice to have an alternative to Intel after 15 years.
The only downside is ZEN3 being the last supported CPU arch on AM4...
The_Aquabat 13 Oct
Quoting: poisondThe only downside is ZEN3 being the last supported CPU arch on AM4...

let's just hope there is Zen 3+ architecture. I think that AM5 is going to be Zen 4. So there's hope for a Zen 3+.


Last edited by The_Aquabat on 13 October 2020 at 2:32 am UTC
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