Intel has had a negative reputation for a while, and has been outperformed by AMD in terms of performance, but that could soon change with the arrival of 12th Generation Alder Lake CPUs!
The 12th Generation Intel CPUs, also known as Alder Lake, will feature Intel’s all-new architectural enhancements, combining high-performance Golden Cove (GLC) and power-efficient Gracemont (GRT) cores with Xe graphics. The whole lineup for the next event has already been published, and it has wonderfully surprised us.
The most recent piece of information comes from @9550pro, a Twitter user. Alder Lake-S will be available for both mobile and desktop, according to the leaker. These leaks also reveal that a BGA socket Alder Lake SKU is available. According to the leak, the mobile Alder Lake-S H55 will use a BGA1964 socket and have a 45-55 W TDP range.
The Ultra Low Power CPUs
The M5 package is designed for tablets and has a PL1/PL2 range of 5 to 7 W, whereas the U9 is designed for ultra-thin devices and has a PL1/PL2 range of 9 to 15 W.
- M5 (5-7 W): Core i3 1C GLC + 4C GRT + 48 EU Xe | Core i5 1C GLC + 4C GRT + 64 EU Xe
- U9 (9-15 W): Core i3 2C GLC + 4C GRT + 80 EU Xe | Core i5 2C GLC + 8C GRT + 96 EU Xe | Core i7 2C GLC + 8C GRT + 96 EU Xe.
The Big Guns
U15 (mainstream thin and light), U28 (performance thin and light), and H45 (thin enthusiast) segments are available in the P package. The U-series is typically designed with 12 W to 28 W. However, Intel’s Alder Lake series will reportedly split the U-series into U15 and a new U28 range.
- U15 (12-15-20 W): Core i3 2C GLC + 4C GRT + 80 EU Xe | Core i5 2C GLC + 8C GRT + 96 EU Xe | Core i7 2C GLC + 8C GRT + 96 EU Xe
- U28 (20-28W): Core i5 4C GLC + 8C GRT + 96 EU Xe | Core i7 4C GLC + 8C GRT + 96 EU Xe | Core i9 6C GLC + 8C GRT + 96 EU Xe
- H45 (35-45W): Core i5 4C GLC + 8C GRT + 96 EU Xe | Core i7 6C GLC + 8C GRT + 96 EU Xe | Core i9 6C GLC + 8C GRT + 96 EU Xe
@9550pro also reported that the Alder Lake-M will use a low-Z-height BGA1781 socket, while the Alder Lake-P will use the BGA1744 socket, which has less pins than the Alder Lake-M, and the Alder Lake-S would use the BGA1964 socket.
The Intel 12th Gen CPUs will mark a turning point in the history for all of PC industry, and will offer battery life improvements and power efficiency that we have never seen before! Are you excited for Intel’s upcoming Big.LITTLE design on x86 processors? Or are you AMD gang? Let us know in the comments below! Also, make sure to follow us on Telegram and Instagram for more updates!