A roadmap of 12th generation Intel Core mobile processors appeared on the web, in which chips of the Alder Lake-P and Alder Lake-M series are presented. According to this information, Intel partners will begin production of Alder Lake-P laptops by early November.
The roadmap lists two series of 12th generation processors: Alder Lake-P and Alder Lake-M. The first is a more expensive and efficient version with a TDP of 12 to 45 W, the second – from 7 to 15 W. Production of devices based on Alder Lake-P chips is likely to kick off in week 45, which kicks off on November 8th. The production window closes on week 10 of 2022, which ends on March 13. At the same time, computers on Alder Lake-M will go into production from January 17 to April 17.
The information provided confirms that the Alder Lake-P processors will have up to 14 cores, Xe graphics with 96 execution units (Execution Units – EU), and will also receive support for Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6E. It is noteworthy that this series includes support for DDR5 and LPDDR5 memory, as well as PCIe Gen5 interface – while the DDR4 standard is not mentioned at all.
The Alder Lake-M series will offer up to 10 cores with the same number of graphics EUs. Unlike the older series, these processors will not support the main DDR5 standard, but LPDDR4X and LPDDR5. It also provides PCIe Gen4 support for storage or possibly discrete graphics.
The 12th Gen Intel Core processor line is divided into 3 groups, which are further divided into 6 performance segments. The roadmap doesn’t mention the flagship series Alder Lake-S Mobile (H55) at all. The product range includes 14- and 10-core configurations on an architecture that combines high-performance and low-cost cores.