Intel Rocket Lake and Alder Lake CPU pictured – A glimpse of LGA 1700

Intel Rocket Lake and Alder Lake CPU pictured - A glimpse of LGA 1700

Intel Rocket Lake and Alder Lake CPU pictured – A glimpse of LGA 1700

Thanks to Yuuku_AnS over at Bilibili, we have alleged images of Intel’s upcoming Rocket Lake processors, CPUs which will deliver users double-digit IPC improvements, PCIe 4.0 capabilities and more. More information about Tiger Lake is available here. 

Rocket Lake is due to utilising Intel’s LGA 1200 socket, the same socket as today’s Comet Lake processors. This should allow today’s 400-series Intel motherboards to support Rocket Lake after a BIOS update, a fact which should be confirmed by motherboard vendors closer to launch. That said, newer 500 series motherboards will arrive with Rocket Lake, offer full compatibility with Rocket Lake’s enhanced feature set. 

Videocardz has also released images of Intel’s upcoming Alder Lake series of processors, revealing its use of a new LGA 1700 socket from Intel. This means that PC builders will need new motherboards with Alder Lake.

Intel Rocket Lake and Alder Lake CPU pictured - A glimpse of LGA 1700

(Rocket Lake LGA 1200 processor)

Intel’s Alder Lake processors will reportedly use a mixture of high performance and high-efficiency CPU cores, offering eight big and eight little CPU cores. This will allow Intel to create 16-core Alder Lake processors. 

By the time Intel released Alder Lake, AMD should be ready with their Zen 4 architecture, which is due to move the company to a 5nm process node and move the company away from their AM4 motherboard socket. With AMD already offering their users 16-core desktop processors, it is hard to see how Intel’s Alder Lake CPUs will compete with AMD’s Ryzen 6000 series. 

Alder Lake will also require new 600 series motherboards, and at this time it is unknown how well Intel’s mixed core design will function in practice. Will Intel’s little cores be beneficial for PC enthusiasts, or a liability? Alder Lake is also due to move Intel to DDR5 memory. 

  
Intel Rocket Lake and Alder Lake CPU pictured - A glimpse of LGA 1700

(Alder Lake LGA 1700 processor)

  
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