Bottom line: Rocket Lake-S desktop CPUs have been initially anticipated to reach by late 2020 though at this level, whether or not or not that’s nonetheless a practical expectation is completely up within the air. With any luck, the market will stay steady sufficient that Intel will not have to regulate its roadmap and convey with it PCIe 4.Zero assist and built-in Xe graphics.

Intel’s Rocket Lake-S platform is getting some consideration this week because of a leaked diagram courtesy of the gang over at VideoCardz.com.

The data, reportedly from the publication’s sources at Intel, reveals a primary overview of the platform’s characteristic set. Chief amongst them is assist for PCIe 4.0 – particularly, x16 PCI Express lanes and x4 lanes for NVMe storage.

Leaked Intel Rocket Lake-S diagram highlights platform's feature set

The leaked diagram additionally references elevated efficiency courtesy of a brand new core structure though particulars are notably absent. Earlier rumors counsel Rocket Lake-S shall be a 14nm adaptation of Tiger Lake which makes use of Willow Cove cores.

The define moreover mentions new overclocking options and capabilities, elevated DDR4 velocity, Thunderbolt Four assist, a brand new Xe graphic structure with assist for the AV1 codec, USB audio offloading and extra. Notably, the slide mentions that Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX) received’t be current. The Direct Media Interface, in the meantime, is being upgraded to an x8 hyperlink.

As at all times, understand that that is little greater than a rumor at this stage so take it with a grain of salt.

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