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In preparation for the arrival of Intel's upcoming Alder Lake CPUs and Z690 platform, TeamGroup is highlighting a couple of new DDR5 memory products, the T-Force Vulcan and T-Force Delta RGB. They are part of a larger online launch event, in which TeamGroup is unveiling a spate of products, including internal and external SSDs, and even a liquid-cooled SSD. Of course, SSDs have been around for quite some time, but DDR5 memory has been out of the realm of consumer platforms up until this point. That changes this year with Alder Lake. Intel's 12th Gen Core processors and accompanying platforms offer up support for the next-gen memory standard, as well as DDR4 memory. You won't be able to use both... Read more...
Alder Lake is putting on quite a show in leaks, though obviously we can only glean so much from unconfirmed reports and benchmark runs. For now, those are all we have to go on, until Alder Lake arrives in earnest later this year. That said, a fresh leak has Intel's upcoming Core i9-12900K processor climbing above 30,000 points in Cinebench R23. That is a monstrous score, no doubt. Whether it is a legitimate benchmark run or not, time will tell. But if it is, then the Core i9-12900K is going to bring some big time multi-threaded performance to the table when it launches, perhaps surpassing AMD's flagship Ryzen 9 5950X, which itself is no slouch. This is not the only leak that suggests this might... Read more...
The CPU wars are not coming to an end anytime soon, and instead, we can expect some interesting skirmishes in the months and years ahead. It starts with Intel's next-gen Alder Lake launch that is now right around the bend. Early leaks have mostly been encouraging, including the latest one that shows a Core i9-12900K curb-stomping AMD's flagship Ryzen 9 5950X. Put the pitchforks down, there are indeed some heavy caveats and disclaimers that come with this leak. One of them is, simply, that this is a leak, and so by it's very nature, the data is not wholly reliable. Secondly, this is an Ashes of the Singularity (AOTS) benchmark comparison. AOTS is nowhere near the end-all-be-all for evaluating... Read more...
We've covered just about every possible leak concerning Intel's upcoming Alder Lake-S desktop family of processors. At this point, we know that there will initially be a Core i5-12600K, Core i7-12700K, and Core i9-12900K (along with their KF counterparts with deactivated GPUs). Now, we're learning about some new additions to the Alder Lake family in the form of the low-power T-Series. The information comes from FanlessTech, which claims to have received info on the full lineup of processors (seven SKUs). In addition, the range extends further down-market than the K/KF models with two Core i3 SKUs, and all the processors are rated at 35 watts instead of 125 watts. Core i9-12900K 16 (8+8) 24T up... Read more...
Intel's upcoming Alder Lake CPUs are still a few weeks away from launching, presumably, but there is plenty of related hardware in the wild to keep the leaks flowing. The latest one is an actual photo (read: not a render) of a next-generation LGA 1700 socket, as shown above. It looks similar overall to LGA 1200, but there are some key differences. For one, Alder Lake is a longer CPU that is more rectangular in shape that Rocket Lake, and so the LGA 1700 socket design has to account for that. This is in large part due to the hybrid makeup of Alder Lake—Intel is pairing Golden Cove cores for high-performance computing with more power efficient Gracemont cores into a single package. The photo... Read more...
You can safely assume that motherboard makers will not be caught flat-footed when Intel's 12th Gen Core desktop processors based on Alder Lake arrive. There's plenty of work that goes on behind the scenes between CPU and motherboard players. Especially so with Alder Lake, I imagine, given all the new technologies. So I tend to believe a recent list of ASUS Z690 motherboards at the Eurasian Economic Commission website is probably accurate. Not only does it provide a list of more than a dozen Z690 motherboards from ASUS, but it also seemingly distinguishes between which models will offer up support for next-gen DDR5 memory, and which ones will stick with current DDR4 modules. Because remember,... Read more...
Intel's retail partners are evidently chomping (technically, champing, you grammarians, you!) at the bit to offer up new Alder Lake desktop processors (Alder Lake-S), and at least one vendor in the United States is not waiting around for a formal launch. That retailer is Provantage, and it is accepting preorders for a handful of 12th Gen Intel Core processor SKUs. The unreleased processors won't actually ship out right away, and if you add one to your cart, a message in bold red letters appears stating, "THIS SPECIAL ORDER ITEM IS NOT IN STOCK AND MAY TAKE ADDITIONAL TIME TO FILL." Message received, Provantage! Be that as it may, you can actually place an order. I think so, anyway. I got as far... Read more...
Some potentially exciting platform upgrades are on the horizon, two of them coming by way of Alder Lake and its accompanying Z690 series chipset. Namely, support for the PCI Express 5.0 bus, which doubles the bandwidth compared to PCI Express 4.0, and DDR5 memory. Will either matter? We can only wait and see, but as we do, a leaked benchmark gives us a high level look at a DDR5 memory kit that hitched its trailer to an Alder Lake CPU. This is arguably the most interesting technology of the two new bits (PCIe 5.0 and DDR5). We'll take the fatter bus, of course, but graphics cards are not really running into performance bottlenecks on PCIe 4.0. Maybe that will change when RDNA 3 (AMD) and Ada Lovelace... Read more...
Alder Lake leaks are just a way of life in the tech sector right now, because a formal launch is imminent—the closer we get to a product launch, the more persistent the leaks. So it's no surprise that we're starting off the work week with yet another one.This time it is the accompanying Z690 chipset that is on show, in a photo supposedly showing the PCH die. Whether it is real or not, hey, who can say for sure? It very well could be, though, considering that Z690 motherboards are presumably in the wild, and have been for some time now. System builders and testers get their hands on this kind of thing long before launch, so that platforms and prebuilt PCs are ready to go on the day of release.... Read more...
For all of the leaks and rumors related to Intel's upcoming Alder Lake launch, actual CPU product photos have been very few and far between. So it is notable that the an Alder Lake CPU has smiled for the camera, giving us a mostly clear view of the bottom (it's not a high resolution image, but it is at least mostly devoid of blurriness). In addition, a supposed Z690 chipset diagram has manifested as well. For the most part, leaked Alder Lake benchmarks have hinted that Intel's hybrid architecture is the real deal, and will be a meaningful upgrade over its current generation CPUs. Obviously we will not know for sure until we have had a chance to put the chips through their paces ourselves, on... Read more...
Intel is close to releasing its first batch of processors based on its hybrid Alder Lake architecture, at which point we will finally have some definitive answers about how it performs. Until then, we're left to leaks and rumors. In theory, leaks should be a little more reliable since we're so close to a retail release. And if that is the case, a new batch of benchmark data for a trio of Alder Lake CPUs bodes well for Intel's upcoming launch. The big deal with Alder Lake is the mixing of high performance Golden Cove cores with power efficient Gracemont cores in the same package, though that fact alone only tells a small portion of the story. During its Architecture Day 2021 event a few weeks... Read more...
Although things were pretty much touch and go during the months following the launch of AMD's Ryzen 5000 (Zen 3) consumer desktop processors, supply levels are looking much better these days. Ryzen 5000 inventory is looking so good; in fact, we're envious that we can't say the same for Radeon RX 6000 and GeForce RTX 30 gaming cards that are still experiencing shortages (which could last through the end of 2022). The healthy inventory coupled with the incoming 12th generation Alder Lake processors from Intel means some of the best deals to date are available for Ryzen 5000 processors. Additionally, all four mainline Ryzen 5000 desktop processors -- Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 7 5800X, Ryzen 9 5900X,... Read more...
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger, or as he puts it, the "self-appointed Geek-in-Chief," recently sat down for a video chat with analyst Pierre Ferragu to discuss his growth as a leader and what is in store for the world's largest supplier of semiconductor chips. Gelsinger talked about what he learned during his time at VMWare, and also touched on competitive expectations stemming from Intel's upcoming Alder Lake CPU and Alchemist GPU architecture launches. Lest anyone wonder where Gelsinger's mindset is at these days, in simple terms as it relates to Intel, "the geek is back." Big launches are coming. It starts with Alder Lake, a heterogeneous x86 CPU architecture in which high performance Golden Cove... Read more...
Now that Microsoft's launch of Windows 11 is confirmed for October 5th, all eyes are on Intel's 12th generation Alder Lake processor family. It's widely expected that Intel will officially announce the processors at its Intel Accelerated event, which will take place October 27th through October 28th. So we'd place our bets on October 27th to kick things off with a bang. However, a new report from WCCFTech says that while the announcement will take place in late October (including the reveal of the entire lineup and pricing), the actual launch will be a couple of weeks later. The publication alleges that Alder Lake-S desktop processors will launch on November 19th. The accompanying Z690 enthusiast... Read more...
As we come closer to Intel’s 12th generation Alder Lake-S processor launch, more information is making its way to the internet via leaks. Last week, we learned about the incoming “F” SKUs, which will have their onboard Xe GPUs disabled. Today, at least for the European market, Alder Lake-S pricing leaked for Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 SKUs. This pricing doesn’t officially come from Intel but instead from retailers. Still, it should give us a general idea of what to expect when Alder Lake-S desktop processors launch later this year. Momomo_us posted pricing from three different European retailers with and without VAT included. To make things easier, we averaged the prices... Read more...
Intel has added "enhanced Alder Lake support" to its extreme tuning utility (Intel XTU for short), ahead of actually launching its 12th Generation Core desktop processors. Make no mistake, Alder Lake is coming soon, and Intel is getting its ducks in a row. Same can be said about its hardware partners, with a bevy of 600-series motherboards on tap. We are all waiting to see what kind of performance Alder Lake will actually deliver. Early leaks have been a mixed bag, though mostly encouraging. What makes this launch so much more interesting than past ones, including Rocket Lake, is the a major architectural shift to a heterogeneous solution.  As outlined during the Intel Architecture Day 2021... Read more...
It seems ASRock is eager for Intel to launch its next-generation Alder Lake processors, and we would venture a guess that so are other motherboard makers. As it applies to ASRock specifically, however, a leaked list of around three dozen models based on various 600-series chipests has found its way to the web. Assuming the list is accurate, it confirms Intel will be sticking with its core chipset naming scheme, updated to the 600 series. These include the top tier Z690 for high-end builds, followed by the H670, B660, and H610 chipsets. Features and capabilities will vary between the three, though we don't know exactly to what extent just yet. ASRock's Upcoming Z690 Motherboards As we wait to... Read more...
What the F is going on over at Intel? Well, if this latest leak is any indication, the chip company is ready to unleash a new series of F SKUs for its upcoming Alder Lake-S desktop processors. For those that aren’t familiar with the intricacies of Intel’s processor nomenclature, the F designation at the end of the model number signifies that the integrated GPU is disabled. In the case of the Alder Lake processors, reliable leaker Komachi Ensaka claims that the following F SKUs will join the standard processor lineup: Core i9-12900KF Core i7-12700KF Core i5-12600KF These processors will have the same core/thread and base/turbo clocks as their non-F counterparts. However, by giving... Read more...
If you are wondering where things stand with Alder Lake, in terms of timing, the no-fun answer is we don't know precisely. However, we do know Intel will be launching Alder Lake before the end of the year, and rumor has it, the initial lineup will be performance desktop SKUs aimed at enthusiasts. Alder Lake is also bound for laptops, though, and new leak suggests those SKUs are not far off. Alder Lake represents Intel's earnest attempt to essentially go all-in with hybrid computing. It is a heterogeneous architecture built around a mix of high performance Golden Cove cores and power efficient Gracemont cores, though a few of the leaks up to this point have suggested that some SKUs will be entirely... Read more...
Not every performance leak related to Alder Lake has been super encouraging, but this latest one certainly falls into that category. It showcases the upcoming Core i9-12900K in Geekbench, and both the single-threaded and multi-threaded scores are nothing short of impressive. They also seemingly highlight why the OS matters (more on that in a moment). We've seen the Core i9-12900K in numerous leaks up to this point. In line with those leaks, Geekbench recognizes it as being a 16-core/24-thread processor. As we have discussed before, the ratio of cores to threads will, for the most part, be different than what we are used to, because Alder Lake combines high performance Golden Cove cores with more... Read more...
If we had a nickel for every time an Alder Lake processor appeared in a leaked benchmark run, we'd have a lot of nickels. We're not sure exactly how many, but probably enough to weigh our pockets down, at least. Adding to the pile is yet another set of benchmark results, this time with the unreleased Core i7-12700 appearing on Geekbench. The fresher the leak, the more interesting the data. Well, potentially—as we get closer to launch, the leaks should be more indicative of finalized hardware on updated platforms, and paint a more accurate picture of performance. We still should be cautious about reading too much into things, but current leaks are generally more interesting than ones that... Read more...
Like everyone else, we are waiting to find out if Alder Lake can live up to the hype, and be a competitive product for all of next year—will it be all that and a bag of chips, in other words. A spattering of Alder Lake benchmark leaks have been promising, but not definitive. Part of the recipe for success, of course, is the chipset, and Intel is readying new ones well. How many, exactly? A whole bunch, apparently. That's according to a peek inside the latest Intel chipset drivers, which reference almost a dozen next-generation chipsets. These run the gamut from the H610E for entry-level laptops, all the way up to the X699 for Intel's high-end desktop (HEDT) lineup. There will also be workstation,... Read more...
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