Rumors and leaks suggest that Intel’s wasting no time in working on their first 11th-gen Rocket Lake-S CPU which will reportedly feature 8 cores. This information was first spotted when leaked images were shared by Twitter hardware leaker Rogame.
What Do We Know About Rocket Lake-S?
News of the Rocket Lake-S CPU family was first spotted in 2019 and since then we haven’t heard much about this upcoming line of desktop CPUs. To be fair, most attention has been on Intel’s 10th generation Comet Lake-S CPUs. However, it looks like Rocket Lake will be the successor in the coming months.
Comet Lake and Rocket Lake do have some similarities, namely in the use of the 14nm process node. However, that’s where the similarities end. Rocket Lake-S will be using a new line of architecture whereas Comet Lake-S was simply reusing an enhanced version of Skylake architecture.
What Does The Leak Say About Performance?
The new CPU has 8 cores and 16 threads with the core clocks measuring at 1.8 GHz base and boost. We expect that the base and boost clocks will be vastly different based on what we’ve seen in the past when Comet Lake-S CPUs were first tested.
The first sample was tested with an Intel Corporation RocketLake S UDIMM 4L ERB motherboard, according to the leak.
According to a leaked diagram, Rocket Lake-S will also feature new Xe graphics architecture, better DDR4 speeds, four more CPU PCIe lanes, and new overclocking features.
However, as all this is still technically rumor (albeit a very detailed one), it’s still important to take it with a pinch of salt. We will know more when the chips are officially announced and some more benchmarks come in to tell us more about the performance.
If we hear any more information in the runup to Intel’s official announcements regarding Rocket Lake-S, we will keep you up to date here at WePC.