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Intel Alder Lake-S CPU 16-core/32-thread processor spotted

A new entry on the SiSoftware database shows an unannounced Intel 12th Gen processor featuring Intel’s hybrid processor architecture, Alder Lake. This Alder Lake-S processor spotted on SiSoftware comes with 16 cores, from which 8 are allegedly big cores and the other 8 are small cores, and 32 threads. 

Intel Alder Lake-S is reportedly using Golden Cove core architecture for the big cores, and Gracemont core architecture for the small ones. Alder Lake-S is supposedly the first Intel hybrid processor architecture coming to desktop platforms and will be superior to the company’s previous take on hybrid architectures (Lakefield) by introducing a new hardware scheduler to optimise the utilisation of the processor’s cores.

The new entry on SiSoftware (via @TUM_APISAK) shows an Intel Alder Lake-S processor featuring 8 big cores, 8 small cores, and hyper-threading (32 threads). The reported “capacity” of 24 threads in this entry might mean that only a set of cores will feature hyper-threading or SiSoftware just misread the processor configuration. As per the entry, this processor features a total of 12.5MB of L2 cache and 30 MB of L3 cache. The reported clock speeds were just about 1.4GHz.

Other things to note from the entry is that Alder Lake will support PCIe 4.0, but PCIe 5.0 is also rumoured to be supported. This entry also shows that the system had Wi-Fi 6 and DDR4 memory, but rumours claim that DDR5 will also be compatible. Regarding the iGPU, it looks it will feature 32 CUs and comes clocked at 1.15GHz.

Intel Alder Lake processors are expected to release during the H2 2021.

KitGuru says: Are you eager to see what Intel Alder Lake architecture is capable of? Will AMD also use a hybrid architecture to rival Alder Lake-S?

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