Intel Confirms 11th Gen Rocket Lake Desktop Processors for Early 2021
If you want to upgrade your platform or buy a new desktop, it might be worth the wait until next year. In a medium post, Intel has confirmed that its 11th generation “Rocket Lake” processors will arrive in the first quarter of 2021. They will also be on par with AMD’s. third generation Ryzen chips with PCIe 4.0 support. Obviously Intel is trying to splash some cold water on AMD Ryzen 5000 processors, which will launch tomorrow and will be Rocket Lake’s main competitor.
Intel’s confirmation comes a day later Videocardz reported some key rumors on Rocket Lake processors. The site says they’ll launch in March, feature a faster “Cypress Cove” base architecture, and maximize with an 8-core offering. The latter would be surprising since Intel’s Comet Lake S chips supplemented by a 10-core processor. Judging by some early GeekBench scores, Wccftech predicts these new chips will be a leap ahead of 10th generation processors. They would have a thrust speed of 5 GHz and would be Intel’s farewell to its aging 14nm architecture.