Intel's 12th generation processor, Alder Lake, is looking to release later this year and could be willing to compete with AMD's recently released Ryzen 5000 series processor.
Intel and AMD have been trading blows for their processor's performance, with AMD and its Ryzen 5000 series processors getting in on the action.
If you're as excited as we about what's coming, then we've got everything you need to know right here.
Intel Alder Lake Latest News
UPDATE May 3rd: Some recent rumours from the South Korean tech forums, Clien, surrounding the Alder Lake processors may show the upcoming processors being up to 40% slower than originally anticipated.
While this may not be confirmed, the slower speed may make the Alder Lake processors less desirable when compared to AMD's upcoming processor series.
Intel Alder Lake Release Date
The Alder Lake processors may not have an official release at the time of writing, however, many rumours surfaced that the 12th generation processors from Intel will be available later this year.
There are a few clues as to why some think they've already honed in the release date, namely rumours surrounding Alder Lake's support for PCle 5.0 and DDR5 RAM, alongside a familiar-looking release schedule following on from Intel's Rocket Lake on 30 March.
In early July, VideoCardz published leaked slides about Intel Sapphire Rapids, the next Intel HEDT following Glacier Falls. These slides also included mentions of Alder Lake, and suggested the processors could release in Q3 of 2021.
Intel Alder Lake Specs
The Alder lake specs may not have had an official announcement made about them yet, but thanks to rumours and leaks, many can gain some insight into some of the specs that these processors may offer buyers.
The Alder Lake processors are looking to be built on 10nm manufacturing processes. According to a Geekbench listing, these processors can feature up to sixteen cores and twenty-four threads.
Gigabyte has confirmed that existing CPU coolers will be able to work Intel Alder Lake processors; this news comes from Twitter user @momomo_us, who often showcases leaks and rumours and Gigabyte. Gigabyte referenced the LGA 1700 socket, which features a different orientation compared to the LGA 1500 socket.
The LGA 1700 socket features a lateral distance between mounting contacts measuring 78 by 78 millimetres compared to the LGA 1500 socket's 75 by 75 millimetres.
Intel has yet to confirm any of these specs, however, which are subject to change.
Intel Alder Lake Vs AMD Ryzen
Comparing the Intel Alder Lake to the AMD Ryzen processors depends on your specific PC usage.
From the Geekbench listings, The Alder Lake i9 processor is looking to boast eight cores with sixteen threads while featuring a turbo clock speed of 4.7 GHz. While Intel's processors boast a faster single-thread performance and AMD's processors boast a faster multi-thread performance.
This means that Intel's processors are usually better for gaming while AMD's processors are best for the multi-usage system.
Of course, time will tell, and we'll be on hand with all the latest...
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