Gregory Bryant, executive vice president and general manager of Intel’s Client Computing Group, shared via Twitter a photo of a company engineer holding two 12th Gen Intel Core processors, codenamed Alder Lake-S. This is the first official photo of the new series of chips, apart from the renders previously published by the manufacturer.
“Coming soon to PCs around the world: 12th Generation Intel Core Processors. I can’t wait to show you what opportunities they offer. “– added Bryant in the caption to the published photo.
– Gregory M Bryant (@gregorymbryant) October 6, 2021
Apparently, the design of the processors has not changed since the leaked photos of their first engineering samples that appeared almost a year ago, as well as the second revision of “engineers” that were sent to various motherboard manufacturers, system integrators and other partner companies a few months ago.
12th Gen Intel Core processors will require motherboards with the new LGA 1700 socket. The main features of the new series of processors will be the transition to a 10nm manufacturing process, a new hybrid architecture of high-performance large Golden Cove cores and small energy-efficient Gracemont cores, which will provide a significant increase to the IPC indicator (the number of instructions executed per clock cycle) compared to the current series of Rocket Lake processors, support for DDR4 and DDR5 memory standards, as well as the PCIe 5.0 interface.
The company is so confident in the new processors that it even managed to “bury” AMD. In a recent interview with Computer Reseller News, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said that AMD’s continued success with the release of Alder Lake will end.
The announcement of the new series of Intel processors is expected as part of the InnovatiON event, which the company has planned for October 27-28. The processors are expected to be on sale from November 4th.