During the event, Intel’s new CEO, Pat Gelsinger, set a date for the next big announcement from the company, called ‘Intel Innovation,’ that will run between October 27 and 28.
At the Intel Accelerated webcast, Intel revealed a series of upcoming great products and shared its product roadmap until 2025. Apart from its product roadmap, it also released a new naming scheme for the nodes. Alder Lake, which is to be announced in October this year, is intended to be a significant step forward for both Intel and x86 CPU design in general.
Historically, x86 CPUs have been based on identical CPU cores, in contrast to the ARM architecture, which has mixed big and little cores on the same SoC for a decade now. Alder Lake will be the first x86 CPU to adopt this model, with its combination of Golden Cove “big” cores and Gracemont “little” cores.
The keynote also confirmed that Alder Lake would move from the 14nm node used on Rocket Lake to a new 10nm process. However, Intel refers to its 10nm chips as ‘Intel 7’, putting them in line with AMD’s 7nm Zen 3 CPUs. During the event, Intel’s new CEO, Pat Gelsinger, set a date for the next big announcement from the company, called ‘Intel Innovation,’ that will run between October 27 and 28.
Apart from Alder Lake, Intel also shed some light on the upcoming Meteor Lake, Sapphire Rapids, and Granite Rapids processors.Intel has confirmed that Alder Lake will fit into the new LGA1700 socket, while Raptor Lake will house into the same socket as well. However, Meteor Lake may require a different socket, which is rumored to be the LGA1800 socket.