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Rocket Lake (L) will give way to Alder Lake (R) at some point in the second half of 2021. (Image source: HardwareHeaven/TechPowerUp - edited)

New Intel Rocket Lake PassMark single-thread results present mixed fortunes against AMD Ryzen 5000 leaving a heavy burden for Alder Lake

PassMark’s CPU Mark single-thread performance chart for desktop processors now features a few more new Intel Rocket Lake chips, which have offered up a mixed bag of results. While the Intel Core i9-11900K still reigns and the i9-1...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 08 Apr 2021 09:29:00 +0200
Micron DDR5 chips hitting the Jiahe Jinwei facilities. (Image Source: My Drivers)

DDR5 RAM modules get first green light for mass production in China

Chinese memory module producer Jiahe Jinwei is among the first to receive DDR5 chip shipments from Micron for implementation. SK Hynix and Samsung are expected to begin shipping their DDR5 chips soon, as well. By the end of 2021, ...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 30 Mar 2021 15:06:00 +0200
The Apple M1 SoC has outshone the Intel Core i7-11700K on PassMark. (Image source: Intel/Apple - edited)

M1 PassMark promotion over Intel Core i7-11700K clarifies the damage Apple Silicon has done to Rocket Lake

The Apple M1 8-core chip has finally managed to leapfrog the Intel Core i7-11700K in PassMark’s CPU Mark chart for single-thread performance in desktop processors. This leaves only the top-end Rocket Lake i9-11900K ahead of the Ap...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 25 Mar 2021 09:52:00 +0100
Many interesting Alder Lake features have been leaked online

Leaked Alder Lake slides highlight key single and multi-threaded performance gains, core configuration, and more

Several key Alder Lake features have been highlighted via a new leak. This particular SKU will come with eight Golden Core and eight Gracemont cores that will offer up to 20% and 2X better single and multi-threaded performance. DD...
Anil Satyanarayana, Sat, 20 Mar 2021 19:42:00 +0100
Is Intel looking to release the DG2 in the second half of 2021? (Image Source: Intel)

Intel DG2 (Xe-HPG) flagship GPU tested in Geekbench along with 16-core Alder Lake-S CPU

The Geekbench OpenCL tests reveal a few new specs for both the GPU and the CPU, but the actual results appear to be too low to reflect the performance of the final product. Intel is probably testing the stability of the chips, as ...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 17 Mar 2021 16:33:00 +0100
Raptor Lake will apparently be a refresh for the Alder Lake models. (Image Source: Gadget Tendency)

Leaked roadmap reveals details on Intel's Raptor Lake processors succeeding the Alder Lake family in 2022

The roadmap presented by VideoCardz looks to be a bit outdated since it shows Rocket Lake launching in 2020, but Intel sure seems determined to release a new CPU generation each year. In 2022, we should be getting the Raptor Lake ...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 12 Mar 2021 00:43:00 +0100
The Intel Alder Lake mobile stack appears to consist of three packages and six segments. (Image source: Intel)

Leaked Intel Alder Lake mobile processor details reveal three new processor segments, including a 55 W option and Core i9 processors for thin and light laptops

According to a leaked internal document, Intel will have six processor segments in its Alder Lake Mobile product stack. The company's H-series 45 W processors have been usurped by 55 W versions, while a U28 segment should bring Co...
Alex Alderson, Sun, 07 Mar 2021 01:54:00 +0100
Intel Alder Lake-S will be based on the company's 10 nm process. (Image source: Videocardz)

New Intel Alder Lake-S processor appears on Geekbench with eight cores, DDR5 RAM and the new LGA 1700 socket

A new Intel Alder Lake-S has surfaced on Geekbench ahead of the platform's release later this year. The processor has eight 'big' cores, uses the LGA 1700 socket and supports DDR5 RAM. Unsurprisingly, the processor does not hold b...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 23 Feb 2021 18:42:00 +0100
Alder Lake-S Golden Cove cores may offer a 20% IPC boost over Willow Cove. (Image Source: Videocardz)

Intel Rocket Lake-S to be available on March 15; Golden Cove cores in 10 nm Enhanced SuperFin Alder Lake-S touted to offer up to 20% IPC increase over Willow Cove

Intel's upcoming 11th gen Rocket Lake-S led by the Core i9-11900K will launch on March 15, according to a report from HKEPC. The publication also states that the 12th gen Alder Lake-S will be announced sometime in September, and t...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 18 Feb 2021 06:51:00 +0100
The Intel Alder Lake-S chip seemingly crashed and burned on UserBenchmark...but there are likely reasons behind the fail. (Image source: Intel/sdevil - edited)

Intel Alder Lake-S sample crashes and burns on UserBenchmark with a 0.8 GHz clock and puny bench but AMD fans shouldn't celebrate just yet

An Intel Alder Lake-S processor has been spotted being tested on UserBenchmark, where it recorded an average boost rate of 0.8 GHz and was awarded with a 24.9% average bench. But before AMD fans start celebrating the untimely demi...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 17 Feb 2021 13:33:00 +0100
Intel may finally match AMD's multi-core performance... one year later. (Image Source:

Leak reveals solid performance gains for the upcoming Intel Alder Lake laptop and desktop processors, likely not enough to beat AMD Zen3+

Sources close to Moore's Law Is Dead claim that the Alder Lake-U CPUs with up to 6 big cores and 8 little cores can deliver double the multi-core performance of current Tiger Lake-U models, and the single-core Alder Lake performan...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 16 Feb 2021 17:04:00 +0100
The upcoming Ice Lake Xeon will reportedly feature 40 cores and a 270W TDP (Image source: Intel)

Intel Ice Lake Xeon's still on: tipster talks of a 40-core design with a 270W TDP and PCIe 4.0 support, but Zen 4 EPYC Genoa could have the last laugh

Tipster @momomo_us recently shared details of what appears to be an upcoming Intel Ice Lake Xeon SP model. The part in question features 40 cores, running at 2.4 GHz, with a 270W TDP. @momomo_us further confirmed that lower-tier m...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Fri, 12 Feb 2021 08:06:00 +0100
The latest Alder Lake sample is a curveball because of its crazy clock rates and hybrid configuration. (Image source: Intel/Comhar - edited)

16-core Intel Alder Lake-S chip shows what it has to take on AMD's Zen 3 and Zen 4 with i9-10900K level Geekbench performance and curveball clock rates

An Alder Lake-S engineering sample has been spotted on Geekbench revealing its 16-core, 24-thread configuration and DDR5 RAM support. The benchmark results place the Intel Alder Lake part in the same ballpark as the Comet Lake i9-...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 10 Feb 2021 12:01:00 +0100
The first publicly available leaked image of Intel's Sapphire Rapids server platform (Image source: YuuKi_AnS)

First pictures leak of Intel's upcoming Sapphire Rapids Xeon CPUs, but 2022 release date could make it a tough sell in the face of Zen 4 EPYC Genoa

Chinese tipster @YuuKi_AnS released what appear to be the first leaked images of Intel's upcoming Sapphire Rapids Xeon server processor. Featuring up to 56 Golden Cove cores, Sapphire Rapids would be Intel's first server processor...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Fri, 05 Feb 2021 11:10:00 +0100
A new report by Counterpoints Research tells us about the global semiconductor market

TSMC has the largest market share in the global semiconductor manufacturing industry: Counterpoints Research

A Counterpoints Research study has determined that TSMC has 28% of the market share in matured nodes (40nm and below), making it the world leader in the global semiconductor manufacturing market. UMC, SMIC and Samsung take second,...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 03 Feb 2021 14:46:00 +0100
Intel 12th gen Alder Lake with 14C/20T appears on Geekbench. (Image Source: Wccftech)

First Intel Alder Lake-P with 14 cores and 20 threads seen in action, 96-EU Xe GT2 throws up no surprises in Geekbench 5 OpenCL test

A 14C/20T Intel 12th gen Alder Lake-P processor has been spotted on Geekbench showing a boost up to 4.7 GHz. This particular entry pertains to the OpenCL benchmark of the 96-EU Xe GT2 iGPU, and the score is in line with expectatio...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 03 Feb 2021 01:52:00 +0100
Intel and TSMC appear to have teamed up

Intel has reportedly outsourced some of its CPU production to TSMC

A new report suggests that Intel has outsourced a good chunk of its future manufacturing to TSMC. Production is expected to kick off when TSMC's 3nm node is fully operational, which is expected to happen sometime in H2 2022. Intel...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 28 Jan 2021 15:27:00 +0100
Intel Alder Lake-S may arrive within six months after Rocket Lake-S launch. (Image Source: Videocardz)

Intel 12th gen Alder Lake-S rumored to launch in September, expected to feature GT0.5 and GT1 Xe LP iGPUs

Intel may launch the 12th gen Alder Lake-S family as early as September this year alongside 600-series chipset-based motherboards, just six months after Rocket Lake-S becomes available. Alder Lake-S will feature a similar Xe LP iG...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 25 Jan 2021 15:46:00 +0100
Intel fixes the 7 nm nodes. (Image Source: Intel)

Intel to produce most of the 7 nm CPUs releasing in 2023 on its own "fixed" nodes, some parts will still be outsourced

Previous rumors were reporting that Intel may start outsourcing for some 10 nm and 7 nm CPUs in the next few years, but the latest financial report suggests that the company will not rely too much on external fabs. Apparently, Int...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 22 Jan 2021 17:22:00 +0100
The Alder Lake series will support PCI Express 5.0. (Image source: Intel/Mr Gadget)

16-core Intel Alder Lake-S desktop processor's SiSoftware entry reveals specs, Xe Gen 12.2 iGPU details, 30 MB L3 cache, and DDR5 memory support

A 16-core Alder Lake-S processor from Intel has been spotted revealing some of its secrets on the SiSoftware database. Along with once again confirming support for DDR5 memory, the listing gave some details about the Xe Gen 12.2 i...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 19 Jan 2021 22:34:00 +0100
It looks like a router, but this is actaully ASUS’ Fanless Chromebox (Image source: ASUS)

ASUS introduces low profile Fanless Chromebox with WiFi 6 and multiple 4K outputs, configurable up to an Ice Lake i7

ASUS recently announced the Fanless Chromebox, a small form-factor PC based on the ChromeOS platform, with a wide range of display outputs and great wireless connectivity.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Fri, 15 Jan 2021 14:29:00 +0100
The collaboration with the Taiwanese foundries could mark an important turning point in Intel's history. (Image Source:

TSMC expected to produce Intel Core i3 chips on 5 nm nodes in 2H21, 3 nm high-end chips coming in 2H22

Alder Lake is probably the last CPU lineup to be produced exclusively by Intel's fabs. After that, Intel plans to gradually outsource CPU lineups to TSMC, with the low-end Core i3 models scheduled to be produced by the Taiwanese f...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 14 Jan 2021 16:41:00 +0100
Intel Rocket Lake-S Core i9-11900K. (Image Source: Intel)

CES 2021 | 11th gen Rocket Lake-S Core i9 11900K challenges AMD Ryzen 9 5900X in gaming tests as Intel previews 11th gen 45 W Tiger Lake and Alder Lake

Intel showed off a preview of the Rocket Lake-S Core i9-11900K and compared its gaming performance against a PC powered by the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X. The performance improvements seem within the margin of error for now. Intel also bri...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 11 Jan 2021 22:32:00 +0100
The Ryzen brand has been incredibly successful for AMD since it was launched in Q1 2017. (Image source: AMD/Ingebor - edited)

Huge AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 5 5600X sales combine with Matisse in Mindfactory report to leave Intel's Rocket Lake with a Sisyphean task

Latest sales data from Mindfactory has been compiled into a handful of charts and graphs that make for great reading for AMD, with both Matisse and Vermeer parts selling by the truckload. The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 5 5600X jo...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 11 Jan 2021 13:28:00 +0100
2021 may end up being a crucial year in Intel's history. (Image Source: Wired)

High-stakes investor pressuring Intel to overhaul the manufacture and design operations

Intel investor Third Point is urging for the adoption of serious measures to restore the chip maker's market position. Suggested solutions include selling off unnecessary acquisition and splitting up the manufacture and design ope...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 07 Jan 2021 22:17:00 +0100
ADATA is readying DDR5 modules with up to 64 GB capacities and up to 8400 MT/s speeds for 2H 2021. (Image Source: ADATA)

ADATA to launch 64 GB DDR5-8400 RAM modules for Intel's upcoming Alder Lake-S CPUs in 2H 2021

It looks like Intel's upcoming Alder Lake-S CPUs are going to be the first to benefit from the DDR5 RAM standard. ADATA is already collaborating with motherboard makers like Gigabyte and MSI to ensure compatibility for the ”latest...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 07 Jan 2021 21:20:00 +0100
A possible Intel GPU roadmap. (Source: Intel via VideoCardz)

Intel DG2: new leaks may confirm 128 and 512 EU variants

DG2 refers to second-gen discrete graphics solutions from Intel, said to launch in the first half of 2021 (1H2021) at the earliest. It is rumored to have an increased execution unit (EU) count compared to its Xe Max predecessor. A...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 05 Jan 2021 17:56:00 +0100
AMD briefly surpassed Intel's market share in PassMark's CPU usage database. However, Intel quickly took the lead later in the day. (Image via PassMark)

AMD briefly passes Intel in desktop CPU market share for first time in 15 years, according to PassMark

According to PassMark's CPU usage data, which measures the percentage of CPUs running the company's benchmarks by brand, AMD briefly overtook Intel in total Desktop CPU usage share. However, this victory was short-lived. Intel als...
Sam Medley, Mon, 04 Jan 2021 23:57:00 +0100
Upcoming Intel Z590 motherboards will indeed feature PCIe 4.0 support, though not for Comet Lake (Image source: Intel)

Comet Lake S won’t be getting PCIe 4.0 support on upcoming Intel Z590 motherboards

A WCCFTech investigation into AIB Z590 partner boards indicates that Intel’s new platform will only support the PCIe 4.0 standard with Rocket Lake S processors. While Comet Lake S owners will be able to use Z590 boards, they’ll be...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 04 Jan 2021 08:43:00 +0100
Rocket Lake is Intel's 11th Generation of desktop processors. (Image source: Intel)

Rocket Lake Intel Core i9-11900K slips past AMD Ryzen 9 5950X in single-thread benchmark by 2.7-5.7% - just don't mention multithread performance, power, or delays

The Rocket Lake-S flagship processor Intel Core i9-11900K has recorded a CPU-Z single-thread benchmark score that takes it past AMD’s 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X by 2.7-5.7% depending on the test run. While this will likely make the upc...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 01 Jan 2021 05:26:00 +0100
Alder Lake should make an official appearance in the latter half of 2021. (Image source: Intel)

16-core Alder Lake-S processor from Intel "hits" 17.6 GHz on Geekbench but it's an engineering sample so no liquid nitrogen cooling system required

An interesting 16-core Alder Lake processor from Intel has been spotted on Geekbench revealing some of its secrets, including the fact that it can utilize 24 threads and has a surprisingly low base clock. However, the Alder Lake-S...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 29 Dec 2020 23:54:00 +0100

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