Wednesday, October 7th 2020

Intel Confirms Q1-2021 Launch of 11th Gen Core "Rocket Lake"

Intel VP and GM of Client Computing Group Desktop, Workstations and Gaming, John Bonini, in a Medium blog post renewed the company's commitment to gaming, by announcing the tentative launch timeline of the company's next-generation Core desktop processors. The 11th Gen Intel Core "Rocket Lake" processors will launch in Q1-2021. "I'm also happy to confirm that the next generation 11th Gen Intel Core desktop processors (codenamed "Rocket Lake") is coming in the first quarter of 2021 and will provide support for PCIe 4.0. It'll be another fantastic processor for gaming, and we're excited to disclose more details in the near future," he said.

It's important to note the timing of this post. AMD later today (8th October) will announce its next-generation Ryzen processors based on the "Zen 3" microarchitecture, and is widely expected to push the IPC envelope even further. This would mean that from the near-parity AMD enjoys with Intel's "Skylake" based "Comet Lake" processor, AMD would begin to achieve a clear IPC lead over Intel for the first time in over 15 years. An alleged Intel 500-series chipset motherboard launch-related slide leaked earlier this week pins the chipset's launch in mid-March 2021. Given that Intel tends to launch new processors and chipsets in tandem, this would possibly put the launch of "Rocket Lake" toward the very end of Q1-2021. "Rocket Lake" is expected to introduce Intel's first IPC gains in the desktop segment since 2015. The chips use new "Cypress Cove" CPU cores, which are a 14 nm backport of "Willow Cove."
Source: John Bonini (Medium)
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13 Comments on Intel Confirms Q1-2021 Launch of 11th Gen Core "Rocket Lake"

#1
okbuddy
enough of these mobile lake
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#2
Prima.Vera
btarunr
"Rocket Lake" is expected to introduce Intel's first IPC gains in the desktop segment since 2015.
lol
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#3
Xex360
What kind of CPUs, 4c/8t?
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#4
btarunr
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Xex360
What kind of CPUs, 4c/8t?
8c/16t is the latest rumor. "eight cores ought to be enough for gaming™" is the new "four cores ought to be enough for gaming™."
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#5
ador250
Intel's Q1 means actual availability will be Q3.
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#6
olymind1
btarunr
"eight cores ought to be enough for gaming™"
As consolse are also getting the same amount of cores, hopefully it will be enough for the next 4-5 years, because sadly 8 core ones aren't really that cheap on both side.
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#7
fynxer
Just let this sink in for a while....
"Rocket Lake" is expected to introduce Intel's first IPC gains in the desktop segment since 2015."


This means Intel had nothing cooking in their labs in 2015, they must have totally dropped R&D back then since it took them 5 year to make any architectural advancements again.

Can't even imagine how badly run Intel was by Brian Krzanich at that time.
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#8
Bubster
Both Nvidia and Intel are trying to spoil it for AMD before its anticipated Big Reveal and because they are AFRAID of great competition that favors consumers and NOT Wall street Gangsters
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#9
Gundem
Another CPU or another chipset or even another socket... Yawn.

Give us the discrete GPU. Give us something interesting. Throw a cat among the AMD and Nvidia GPU pigeons:rolleyes:
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#10
yeeeeman
the only "timing" that could make sense what for them to launch rocket lake TODAY. AMD will have what, 5 months of free, no competition time on the market and then in March Intel will launch a product that who knows if it is even capable of matching what AMD has?
Bob Swan and its entire team of management needs to be fired and engineers need to be brought in their places.
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#11
londiste
The entirety of useful details in Medium post is in TPU blurb's headline - Rocket Lake and Q1-2021.
Well, at least it is official and confirmed.
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#12
TheoneandonlyMrK
Wow, one page, that's enlightenment there.

Peeps r stoked, not.

Right Intel are the underdog's now ,I'm going to have to start backing them again because we needs competition not this.

8 cores 12 threads , sighh, come on Intel you can do better, get that new fab of yours onit, u gits, were(consumers) getting stiffed again on price :p :D
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#13
hat
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theoneandonlymrk
Wow, one page, that's enlightenment there.

Peeps r stoked, not.

Right Intel are the underdog's now ,I'm going to have to start backing them again because we needs competition not this.

8 cores 12 threads , sighh, come on Intel you can do better, get that new fab of yours onit, u gits, were(consumers) getting stiffed again on price :p :D
I think people are just tired of swimming in all these lakes, rumors, 14nm and delays. We need to see something solid.
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