Several weeks ago, Intel announced the Rocket Lake-S processors, and confirmed will be released in March, 2021. Now we got some news about upcoming Alder Lake CPUs, according to Intel CEO, he confirmed again that Alder Lake CPUs will be qualified for production in 2H 2021.
“As we look ahead, we are excited about the capabilities we are bringing to customers with ‘Alder Lake’ for mobile and desktop PCs and ‘Sapphire Rapids’ for the data center. These products take advantage of our enhanced SuperFin process technology and numerous architectural improvements, and both are broadly sampling to customers. We will qualify Alder Lake desktops and notebooks for production and begin our volume ramp in the second half of 2021. We expect production qualification of Sapphire Rapids at the end of 2021.
— Bob Swan, Intel CEO
The Alder Lake is a next-generation architecture based on Intel’s Hybrid Technology. The new series is to feature a combination of Gracemont and Golden Cove core design. New CPUs will also be Intel’s first 10nm desktop processors featuring SuperFin architecture, which was already used for its Tiger Lake series. Alder Lake will also be a major platform shift to LGA1700 socket, DDR5 memory, and PCIe Gen5 interface standards.