According to Intel’s Roadmap, there will be 12 generations of core in 2022, code named alder lake. The process should be 10nm. The latest revelations show that this generation can finally run on 16 cores, and also supports PCI 4.0. What’s more, the architecture has learned a trick from AMR.

According to the latest information from VC website, the next generation of alder Lake processor (usually 12 generations of core) can finally achieve 16 core architecture. However, this architecture is a bit strange. Instead of the common 16 cores, it is divided into two groups – 8 large cores and 8 small cores.

It’s easy to think of arm’s use of cortex-a processor big.LITTLE The big and small core architecture, in short, is the combination of high-performance core and low-power core, and the biggest advantage is that it can reduce energy efficiency.

In fact, Intel has also made a practical attempt on the large and small core technology, that is, Lakefield in 3D packaging, which is the architecture of 4 small cores + 1 large cores, the big core is sunny cove, and Xiaohe is the Tremont core adopted by atom product line, which is mainly used for low-power portable books and other products.

If alder lake uses the 8 + 8 architecture to make 16 cores, it shows that Intel has a good grasp of large and small cores and can be promoted in the mainstream CPU market.

Of course, strictly speaking, the alder Lake processor has another core – GT1 core display. I don’t know why the core display scale has been weakened in alder lake. At present, at least the configuration is at the GT2 core level.

The core of the 12th generation has finally achieved 16 core architecture with large and small core design

In addition to the CPU core configuration, the TDP power consumption of the alder Lake processor will also increase. The TDP power consumption of the ordinary version will be increased to 80W, and the high-end version will be 125w, which is the same as the 10 core comet lake-s.

However, it is revealed that Intel is still studying ways to expand TDP, trying to achieve 150W TDP. At this time, higher TDP means higher CPU frequency and performance, which is a good thing.

In addition to the 16 core architecture with large and small cores, alder Lake processor also has some new upgrades. The pci4.0 is not running. This is the first desktop processor that Intel officially supports PCIe 4.0.

As for ddr5, we can’t confirm it yet, but considering the time point in 2022, it should not be unexpected.

The most important point is that Intel will change the slot again. This time, it will be upgraded to lga1700 slot. It has been disclosed before, so don’t worry too much.

This also means that the service life of the lga1200 slot to be released will not be too long. It is mainly used for the 14nm comet lake and 14nm rocket lake, that is, the 10th generation core and the 11th generation core desktop version. It will return to the rhythm of upgrading once in the previous two generations.

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