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MSI publishes Rocket Lake-S processor data; 8-core SKUs will have 125 W TDPs and be capable of 5.0 GHz boost clock speeds

The Rocket Lake-S series will support new instruction sets. (Image source: Intel)
The Rocket Lake-S series will support new instruction sets. (Image source: Intel)
A screenshot of a Rocket Lake-S processor in CPU-Z is being circulated online, and by none other than MSI. The image confirms that the Rocket Lake-S series will support the AVX512F and SHA instruction sets, while 8-core parts will be capable of reaching 5.0 GHz with a 125 W rated TDP. Rocket Lake-S processors are scheduled for release from Q1 2021 onwards.

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The Rocket Lake-S series will not be arriving until next year, but MSI has offered an insight into what to expect from Intel's 8-core SKUs. Mistake or otherwise, the company included a CPU-Z screenshot of a Rocket Lake-S processor in its latest press release, completely unredacted. MSI has since deleted the press release, but the screenshot it contained still exists. The processor is an engineering sample, but there are a few takeaways.

On the one hand, the processor supports the AVX512F and SHA instruction sets, support for which the Comet Lake-S series lacked. Additionally, the LGA 1200 chip has a 125 W TDP and a base clock of 3.4 GHz. Intel processors draw more power than their rated TDPs though, so this 8-core Rocket Lake-S chip will exceed the 125 W TDP stated in the screenshot.

It is unclear what processor this is, but the Core i7-10700K and Core i7-10700KF are the only 8-core and 125 W SKUs in Intel's Comet Lake-S series product stack. These processors have a 3.8 GHz base clock, for reference. The screenshot shows the engineering sample at 4.3 GHz, too. However, its 99.98 MHz bus speed and 50x peak multiplier confirm that it should be capable of reaching 5.0 GHz.  

Little else can be gleaned from the screenshot, but Rocket Lake-S processors have appeared on Ashes of the Singularity and Geekbench this week. Intel is expected to release the first Rocket Lake-S processors in Q1 2021.

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(Image source: MSI via Videocardz)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-12- 4 (Update: 2020-12- 4)