Intel i9 12th Gen Alder Lake CPUs To Be Launched on November 4

Intel i9 12th Gen Alder Lake CPUs

Intel i9 12th Gen is going to be launched on 4th November and we can’t keep the excitement in! Intel’s cutting-edge CPUs and processors still rule. The 12th-Gen Alder Lake chip will combine larger high-performance cores paired with smaller high-efficiency cores, to desktop x86 PCs for the first time ever. Read on to find out more about the release, the launch and the chip!

What To Expect


A leaked MSI LGA1700 upgrade kit later, we get the details regarding the release of Intel i9 12th Gen. The 12th generation Intel Core processor will hit the shelves on 4th November but will it be worth the wait?

Although the event is still months away, the plans might change at the last minute. Nothing can be said with absolute certainty but PC gamers sure have a feast coming for them!

The Intel’s Alder Lake is reportedly supportive of features like PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 that will outshine AMD and Apple in connectivity technology whilst leaving Ryzen’s core counts in mobile designs far behind.

Intel has confirmed that the Golden Cove architecture boosts Alder Lake’s ‘big’ high-performance cores. The ‘small’ atom efficiency cores on the other hand come with the Gracemont architecture.

Etching the cores on its 10nm Enhanced SuperFin process, Intel will boast itself of it’s new node for the desktop since 14nm debuted six years before. This new chip also involves a lot of risks. A hybrid structure would obviously require operating system and software optimizations to achieve maximum performance and efficiency, thus making the impact of unoptimized code highly unclear.

Intel i9 12th Gen: In A Nutshell

  • Qualification and production in the second half of 2021
  • Hybrid x86 design with a mix of big and small cores (Golden Cove/Gracemont
  • Up to 16 cores
  • 10nm Enhanced SuperFin process
  • LGA1700 socket requires new motherboards
  • PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 support rumored
  • Four variants: -S for desktop PCs, -P for mobile, -M for low-power devices, -L Atom replacement, -N educational (probably Chromebooks)
  • Gen12 Xe integrated graphics
  • New hardware-guided operating system scheduler tuned for high performance

Intel i9 12th Gen

Representing a gigantic strategic shift, Intel is looking forward to regain the uncontested performance lead against AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series processors, says a Tom’s Hardware article. Intel’s 11th Gen ‘Rocket Lake’ Core i9, Core i7, and Core i5 desktop CPUs will be available to the whole world to buy and enjoy.

In a talk with Gadgets 360 Marcus Kennedy, General Manager, Gaming Division, Client Computing Group at Intel spilled the beans about his gaming outlook and the upgrade.

“With Rocket Lake, we know that we are going to be delivering unmatched speeds and better game performance on release, and also greater efficiency and increased workflow productivity with our first new core architecture on desktops in five years. We’ve got 19 percent IPC (Instructions Per Clock) improvement, generation over generation. We’ve got 50 percent better integrated graphics performance as we are including the new XE integrated architecture that was launched with Tiger Lake earlier this year. But we’re also bringing AI for the first time to the S series (desktop segment) which helps enable a lot of incredible performance on things like object detection and speech recognition as well,” said Kennedy.

When enquired about the special unique features one might be losing by not buying Rocket Lake, Kennedy says,

AI inference in general is what I’m talking about. Part of what that does and how we’re bringing that to market is through the GNA, the Gaussian Neural Accelerator, in the silicon that enables these AI usages, and that’s inside the integrated graphics. We’ve backported the 10nm process onto 14nm, so though the transistors are larger we are still taking advantage of the core and graphics IP benefits. Are we losing out on any features? Well, no, but when we do make that jump to 10nm, obviously you would gain the benefits of the greater efficiencies that you get with scaling down.”

Source: Gadgets360

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