A picture of an alleged Alder Lake-S processor has surfaced. This image shows the back of the processor compared to the back of the currently available Comet Lake-S processors, giving us an estimate of its size and a look at some of the physical differences between both architectures.
Intel Alder Lake-S architecture will be the company's first desktop processors based on its 10nm SuperFin architecture. Expected to launch in H2 2021, VideoCardz states that its sources believe that the launch of the Alder Lake desktop processors will be closer to Q4 2020. This is comprehensible given that Rocket Lake-S is scheduled for a release in Q1 2021.
Alder Lake is a hybrid technology featuring big (Golden Cove) and small (Gracemont) cores. Some of its key features include DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 support (not confirmed), a new hardware scheduler to optimise the workloads through the cores, and the introduction of the new LGA1700 socket.
Image credit: VideoCardz
Rumours say that LGA1700 socket is expected to last at least three generations. As per the image shared by VideoCardz, the Intel Alder Lake-S package dimensions will increase from the current solutions to 37.5x45mm, 7.5mm taller than the LGA1200. The first photo of an Alder Lake-S processor shows its back and its 1700 contact pads.
Unfortunately sources haven't shared any specifications of the processor. Additionally, this might be an engineering sample different from the final product.
KitGuru says: What are your expectations about Intel Alder Lake-S? Will you hold your system upgrade and wait for its release?