So far, Intel desktop processors are still made on 14nm, but in the next 12th generation Alder Lake, Intel will start with a 10nm process and a completely new core architecture.
Specifically, the leaked version has a 16-core configuration, in which 8 high-performance cores (Golden Cove) have hyper-threading for 16 threads, the remaining 8 cores are lower performance (Gracemont) to help save energy. there is no hyperthreading so there are only 8 threads. This means a total of 16 cores – 24 threads. This has not happened before, this architecture is partly with the ARM processor on the phone or the M1 processor on the Apple Mac.
According to the leak, this processor has a base clock of 2.2GHz, the boost clock is unknown as it seems that the benchmarks leak inaccurately – up to 27.2GHz. Wccftech thinks Geekbench 4 is quite old and has not been updated to be able to accurately read CPU parameters.
Other specifications include a 30MB L3 cache, 3.75MB L2 cache, and a total of 960KB L1 cache. The CPU was tested on Intel’s Alder Lake-S internal testing platform with DDR5 memory. The exact speed of DDR5 DIMM is also unknown but the RAM sticks will operate at 4800MHz.
Coming to the performance benchmark, the 16-core / 24-thread Intel Alder Lake desktop CPU scored 6,536 in the single-core test and 47,870 points in the multi-core test. At this point Intel’s next CPU is about 3% slower than the Intel Core i9-10900K in single-core tests but 6% faster in multi-thread tests. However, it should be added that the CPU clock speed of Alder Lake CPU has a base clock of only 2.2GHz and the boost clock will not exceed 4GHz, while the Core i9-10900K has a clock rate of up to 5.3GHz and owns all 10 cores. high power.
Hopefully, when it officially launches, Intel Alder Lake will be optimized for even better performance while running cool and using less power than current 14nm CPUs.