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Intel says Rocket Lake CPUs will use Cypress Cove cores and feature Xe graphics

By Kenny Yeo - on 30 Oct 2020, 3:01pm

Intel says Rocket Lake CPUs will use Cypress Cove cores and feature Xe graphics

Early this month, Intel confirmed that its 11th generation Rocket Lake desktop CPUs will be coming in Q1 2020.

And now, Intel has finally revealed some high-level details about these new CPUs.

First and foremost, we now know that these processors will use a new CPU architecture called Cypress Cove.

Intel claims Cypress Cove CPU cores will deliver "double digit instructions per clock improvement" over last generation Comet Lake processors.

Cypress Cove, however, isn't an all-new architecture. Instead, it's a variant of Sunny Cove (used in Ice Lake) but backported to an older 14nm process.

Complementing these cores will be Intel's new Xe graphics that are derived from the new Tiger Lake processors.

At the top-end, we will have processors that will have 8 cores and 16 threads with support for memory speeds of up to DDR-3200. Rocket Lake will have more CPU PCIe lanes too, up to 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes.

Unfortunately, this is all we know for now. Intel once again reiterated that these Rocket Lake CPUs will launch in the first quarter of 2021.

Source: Intel