On the desktop processor side, Intel competed with AMD and gained market share. However, the American silicon giant, which has a major advantage in the mobile market, does not want to make the same mistake on this side. We recently shared with you some details about the general features of Intel’s 11th and 12th generation processors. Now the 12th generation Intel Alder Lake-S processor features have emerged.
In the Alder Lake series, the mobile side is S and the desktop side is the P series.
16-core Intel Alder Lake-S processor features leaked
12th Gen Intel Core processors come with many new features. By leaving the 14nm lithography on the desktop side, Intel can finally switch to 10nm lithography. For the first time, with the Alder Lake series, a different design is favored on the desktop processor side. Instead of cores of the same power, 8 large and performance-oriented, 8 small and energy-saving core architectures will be used.
Intel has used this design on the 11th generation Tiger Lake processors introduced in September. The most striking detail of the leaked Intel Core Alder Lake-S processor features is that it has 16 cores and 32 threads. The large and performance cores will be based on the Golden Cove (GRT) architecture, while the small and energy-efficient cores will be based on the Gracemont (GRC) architecture. There is no information yet on how effective this design will be for games and high-power computing.
Other leaked Intel Alder Lake-S processor features include a 10x 1.25MB L2 cache and a 30MB L3 cache. Among the previously leaked features, it was mentioned that DDR5 memory will be supported in 12th generation Alder Lake processors. However, the test leaked today used DDR4 memory. Maybe Intel could only offer DDR5 memory for the desktop processor platform in the first place.
Intel will undergo a major change in the 12th generation processors and will provide users with rich features such as Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi6E in terms of connectivity. Additionally, PCIe 5.0 support is expected to come with Alder Lake processors. On the AMD side, there is no information about PCIe 5.0 support.