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AMD has over the last few years truly put Intel and NVIDIA on notice, they're not messing around and Intel are trying to create a little fanfare with a tease of fresh 11th gen desktop Rocket Lake-S CPU info.

In a fresh blog post, Intel mentioned their new 11th Gen Intel Core S-series desktop processors code-named "Rocket Lake-S" will arrive in the first quarter of 2021 (so sometime before the end of March). We don't have long until AMD launch Zen 3 with Ryzen 5000 on November 5, so Intel must be a little worried. Amongst other things, Intel are claiming a "double-digit" increase in IPC (Instructions Per Cycle/Clock) which is one of the most important parts when it comes to CPU performance.

Here's the fresh details they trickled out:

  • New Cypress Cove architecture featuring Ice Lake Core architecture and Tiger Lake Graphics architecture.
  • Double-digit percentage IPC performance improvement.
  • Better gen-over-gen performance.
  • Up to 20 CPU PCIe 4.0 lanes for more configuration flexibility.
  • Enhanced Intel UHD graphics featuring Intel Xe Graphics architecture.
  • Intel® Quick Sync Video, offering better video transcoding and hardware acceleration for latest codecs.
  • New overclocking features for more flexible tuning performance.
  • Intel® Deep Learning Boost and VNNI support​.

We also know a few other details about Cypress Cove, which they linked in a presentation that shows 11th Gen Intel Core S-series desktop processors will max-out at 8 cores:

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fabertawe 30 Oct
I'm hoping I may upgrade my system around Xmas or thereabouts, after the dust has settled on AMD's stuff. My next CPU will 100% be AMD. My current i7 is the only Intel chip I've used since way back. I basically went from a full RISCOS setup (I'm not sure what the CPU was in the add-on "PC" card either) to an AMD CPU. I never bought cutting edge, I went for value for money. My next GPU I'm still undecided on.

Interesting times!
I think is not the right time for a cpu upgrade...

I prefer to wait a year or two until Intel or AMD adopt the DDR5 standard
Anza 30 Oct
Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoI think is not the right time for a cpu upgrade...

I prefer to wait a year or two until Intel or AMD adopt the DDR5 standard

That's the problem. There never is good time to upgrade as there's always something better coming up soon...
dpanter 30 Oct
Too little, too late.
Intel will be enjoying delicious karma humble pie for a good while...
pete910 30 Oct
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Quoting: Anza
Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoI think is not the right time for a cpu upgrade...

I prefer to wait a year or two until Intel or AMD adopt the DDR5 standard

That's the problem. There never is good time to upgrade as there's always something better coming up soon...

This ^^^^

Done the waiting game before, was stuck on a 7600 GTX for years until I finally went HD5870.

The common sense in me it telling me to wait though for DDR5 but, Shiny Shiny

Having said that, DDR5 will be stupidly expensive at first!

There, I do have an excuse
Keyrock 30 Oct
At first DDR5 will have little to no benefit over DD4 and will be more expensive to boot. It's generally a year to a year and a half after the new standard is introduced that you get tangible benefits. This happened going from DDR to DDR2, DDR2 to DDR3, DDR3 to DDR4, it's always the way.


Last edited by Keyrock on 30 October 2020 at 7:06 pm UTC
WJMazepas 31 Oct
Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoI think is not the right time for a cpu upgrade...

I prefer to wait a year or two until Intel or AMD adopt the DDR5 standard

Well, if someone have a 7 generation Intel Core or a Ryzen First Gen, then upgrading to Rocket Lake or Ryzen 5xxx is actually a really nice upgrade
Bingo 31 Oct
Quoting: WJMazepas
Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoI think is not the right time for a cpu upgrade...

I prefer to wait a year or two until Intel or AMD adopt the DDR5 standard

Well, if someone have a 7 generation Intel Core or a Ryzen First Gen, then upgrading to Rocket Lake or Ryzen 5xxx is actually a really nice upgrade

In what way? I am using even an even older generation and I really haven't found much reason to upgrade yet.
Quoting: WJMazepas
Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoI think is not the right time for a cpu upgrade...

I prefer to wait a year or two until Intel or AMD adopt the DDR5 standard

Well, if someone have a 7 generation Intel Core or a Ryzen First Gen, then upgrading to Rocket Lake or Ryzen 5xxx is actually a really nice upgrade

I have an olde i7 4790K 2X8Gb DDR3 2400CL11 in the Windows10 machine and 4690K 4x4GB DDR3 2400CL11 in this Linux machine and, while I have a bit of bottle neck when I use an RTX 2060 SUPER, I don't feel necessary to upgrade the CPU now because I play at 1080p.
Intel, in fact, is planning a CPU with DDR5 support for next year.
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