January 2021 is just around the corner, meaning that the annual CES keynote will also be kicking off soon, albeit via a virtual platform. In relation to that, it’s been reported that Intel’s CES keynote is expected to take place on 11 January and that it will be announcing its new 11th generation Rocket Lake-S desktop CPUs as well.
In addition to this, another rumour is suggesting that Intel will also be announcing its new Z590 chipset, which should also deliver long-awaited features like PCIe 4.0 Thunderbolt 4 to the desktop masses. To that end, the rumours also say that the motherboard should be backwards compatible with currently existing 10th generation Comet Lake-S processors.
As to what CPUs are expected to be part of the announcement, we already know from prior reports that the top-of-the-line model will be a Core i9-11900K, which will be based on an 8-cores, 16-thread layout; a fall back from the 10th generation Core i9-10900K’s 10-cores, 20-threads design. Further, all processors under the Rocket Lake-S family will still be based on the already archaic 14nm process node, which itself is backported from Intel’s 10nm Cypress Cove CPU architecture.
Once again, this is just speculation and hearsay, compiled together from a variety of sources. As such, the basic consumption of salt applies, at least until Intel’s big day next year.
(Source: Hot Hardware)