Last week, rumours surfaced about Intel preparing a 16-cores, 32-threads 12th generation Alder Lake-S Core CPU, a little more than a week after its official CES 2021 keynote. Now it appears the new CPU platform has gotten a launch date of sorts: September 2021.
To be fair, the alleged launch date is nothing more than a tweet from Uniko’s Hardware (@unikoshardware). However, the source has often proven themselves to be on the nose about such things in the past, so it is actually worth taking this bit of news with a pinch of salt.
Intel 12th series CPU
600 chipset motherboard pic.twitter.com/EnFI0kZG4J
— Uniko's Hardware (@unikoshardware) January 23, 2021
To that end, we more or less know what to expect of Intel’s next-generation Alder Lake-S lineup: the CPUs will be the first desktop CPU to depart the brand’s archaic 14nm process, moving forward with its new 10nm SuperFin die lithography. Further, the processors will also introduce a new LGA 1700 chipset and 600-series motherboards, as well as support for a new DDR5 memory standard and PCIe 5.0 interface.