We already know Intel’s next generation of desktop processors is coming in 2021. Intel has already made the announcement the Rocket Lake CPUs are coming soon. Now, the chipmaker has provided some more details about the S-series of the line, which includes Cypress Cove core architecture.
In a blog post, Intel says the Cypress Cove cores in the Rocket Lake S CPUs will deliver a double-digit increase in performance over the previous generation. Unfortunately, the company does not say what specifically this means in terms of raw numbers.
“The 11th Gen Intel Core S-series desktop processor will introduce a new desktop architecture, called Cypress Cove, designed to transform hardware and software efficiency and increase performance.”
Cypress Cove are built on 14nm. Intel says they are similar to the 10nm Ice Lake cores but simply built on more affordable 14nm architecture. Elsewhere, the Rocket Lake CPUs will allow DDR4 RAM with speeds up to 3200MHz and PCIe Gen 4, across 20 lines.
In its blog post, Intel details some of the main changes coming with Rocket Lake S processors with Cypress Cove cores:
- New Cypress Cove architecture featuring Ice Lake Core architecture and Tiger Lake Graphics architecture.
- Double-digit percentage IPC performance improvement.3
- Better gen-over-gen performance.
- Up to 20 CPU PCIe 4.0 lanes4 for more configuration flexibility.
- Enhanced Intel UHD graphics featuring Intel Xe Graphics architecture.
- Intel® Quick Sync Video, offering better video transcoding and hardware acceleration for latest codecs.
- New overclocking features5 for more flexible tuning performance.
- Intel® Deep Learning Boost and VNNI support.
No OEMs have yet to announce a device running the new CPU technology. However, Intel says devise should launch during early next year. That means CES 2021 would be a good bet for some hardware announcements. Of course, the next edition of CES will be totally virtual due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.