Intel has announced its upcoming range of 11th-gen CPUs. This CPU, known as Intel Rocket Lake, aims to expand on the functionality of Comet Lake. Further, it will provide users optimized performance and new features on their system.
The new CPU plans to introduce Intel’s new Willow Cove architecture to the masses. The announcement came just a day on the eve of AMD’s scheduled reveal of the next-gen Zen 3 line of CPUs. The move aims to capture media attention before AMD unveils its plans for the next year.
Everything we know about Intel Rocket Lake
Slated to launch in the first quarter of 2021, the Intel Rocket Lake CPU is developed to provide a significant leap in performance. Further, the CPU aims to provide PCIe 4.0 support, something which was missing in the 10th-gen Comet Lake. Rumors suggest a shift to the 10 nm process for Intel’s Desktop PCs. However, this is yet to be confirmed from any official source.
“Though as you’d expect, we’re constantly looking ahead at what’s next and how we can make our desktop CPUs even better. With that said, I’m also happy to confirm that the next generation 11th Gen Intel Core desktop processors (codenamed “Rocket Lake”) is coming in the first quarter of 2021 and will provide support for PCIe 4.0. It’ll be another fantastic processor for gaming, and we’re excited to disclose more details in the near future,” revealed Intel VP John Bonini.
However, Intel kept its cards close to its chest. No major details regarding the CPU or its architecture have been revealed to the public. When queried about the upcoming CPUs, Intel said that further details will be released soon. The reveal of AMD’s Ryzen 4000 series is expected tomorrow. Hence, it remains to be seen which CPU will woo tech enthusiasts more.