Intel is a very big name in PC/laptop chipsets. From more than two decades it dominated the whole chipset market. We were used to see Intel logo on PCs and Laptops. But from past few years another brand came into limelight and from 2 years it is competing neck to neck with Intel. That brand is AMD. The more powerful & efficient chipsets at more reasonable price became the USP of AMD’s Ryzen chipsets. Last year we saw more demand of Ryzen CPUs. Now to compete with them, Intel has launched their next generation processors.
Intel 12th Generation Alder Lake CPU:
Today at Virtual Architecture Day event, the Intel 12th Generation CPU was announced. It is codenamed as “Alder Lake”. This line-up is based on new Intel 7 process, means it will be the most powerful processor series by the company as compared to Intel 4 & 3 process CPUs. The biggest improvement in this Alder Lake series chipsets will be the division of powerful and power efficient cores. Now there will be some powerful higher clocked cores (P Cores) and some power efficient lower clocked cores (E Cores). This will help to manage between multitasking and heavy tasks. We generally see this technique in smartphone processors.
With this the CPUs will be able to run up to 100Gbps of compute fabric bandwidth per P core as well as every E core. This series will be built on 10nm process, which is an upgrade for Intel over previous Gen’s 14nm process. But Ryzen has already reached to 7nm process in 2019, so it still lacks behind AMD on this. These 12th Gen Alder Lake CPUs will support RAM formats of DDR4 @ 3200Mhz, LPDDR4X @ 4266Mhz, DDR5 @ 4800Mhz, and LPDDR5 @ 5200Mhz. There will be Wi-Fi 6E, Thunderbolt 4, and PCIe Gen 5 SSD support.
At the event, Intel also said that they will launch their dedicated GPUs in early 2022, with codename “Alchemist” and will be manufactured by TSMC. The 12th Gen Alder Lake CPUs will launch in next few months. And it will be first available for desktops, then for laptops. What are your thoughts and expectations from this new Alder Lake CPUs? Let us know in the comment section below.