Some of you have undoubtedly noticed that the rumour mill has been churning away, giving up snippets and fragmented details about Intel and supposed next-generation CPUs. Now, a new leak from the popular leakster APISAK (@TUM_APISAK) seems to detail what appears to be Intel’s 11th generation Rocket Lake-S desktop CPU.
From the looks of it, details of the alleged 1tth generation CPU was discovered under a UL 3DMark database. The processor itself is, unsurprisingly lacking a considerably amount of detail, but APISAK seems to insist that the processor is, indeed, a Rocket Lake-S CPU. Moreover, the image shows that the processor has an 8-cores, 16-threads configuration, plus a base and boost clock of 3.2GHz and 4.3GHz, respectively.
RocketLake S UDIMM 6L RVP
3.2/4.3 GHz pic.twitter.com/Hw8p1P6vaa
— APISAK (@TUM_APISAK) June 4, 2020
You’ll also notice that the CPU’s die lithography (aka the manufacturing process) isn’t listed but as previously mentioned by Intel, Rocket Lake-S is expected to be based on a new 10nm die lithography, which would be a much needed upgrade over the 14nm process node it has used for the last five years.
Moreover, Rocket Lake-S is expected to share the same CPU architecture as its Tiger Lake CPU lineup. Using the same Willow Cove CPU cores, as well as the integration of Intel’s upcoming Xe Gen12 graphics. On another note, it is also reported that Rocket Lake-S will still retain the current LGA1200 chipset. Currently with the new Z490 motherboards.
In any case, the launch of Rocket Lake-S is still a long ways off, and Intel hasn’t made any official statements about it. So, take this with a liberal sprinkling of salt.