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2020/03/22 05:15:47 (permalink)
Leaked details about Rocket Lake-S which is the follow up to Comet Lake, with Comet Lake being delayed not sure anyone knows when it will launch now but from what I have heard will max out at 8 Cores since still on 14nm but will be very competitive in gaming since the 8 cores will be Willow Cove port based.
 
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The platform codenamed Rocket Lake-S is currently expected in late 2020. The rumors about the RLK-S platform have been floating around the web for a while now, but only now (thanks to our sources at Intel) we are able to provide some concrete information on a new platform.
The leaked diagram we are sharing today is a basic overview of the Rocket Lake-S features. The 500-series motherboards will benefit from many features currently not present on 300- and even the upcoming 400 series motherboards.
Based on the information we have, Rocket Lake-S is a feature update to Comet Lake-S.

Main features of Intel Rocket Lake-S

  • The new processor core architecture
    The slide confirms that Rocket Lake-S will feature new core architecture, without stating any other details. What is rumored, however, is that Rocket Lake-S is rumored to be 14nm adoption of Tiger Lake, which is using Willow Cove cores.
  • 20 lanes of PCI Express 4.0
    The most important change for Rocket Lake-S is PCIe 4.0 support. Not only will the CPU have direct 4.0 lanes, but there will be 4 additional lanes for storage (x16 for GPU and x4 for NVME drive). This means that both the primary GPU and NVME storage will be attached directly to the CPU, not the PCH.
  • DMI 3.0 x8
    Direct Media Interface will be upgraded to x8 link, which means doubled transfer speed compared to x4. Intel does not state the transfer speed for a new DMI connection, but the current x4 link has a transfer of 8 GT/s (3.93 GB/s).
  • Intel Xe Graphics and display updates
    The slide confirms that Rocket Lake-S will benefit from Xe graphics architecture (further evidence that RKL is a Tiger Lake desktop clone?). The upgrade to Xe (presumably Gen12) will also bring HDMI 2.0b and DisplayPort 1.4a support.
  • Thunderbolt 4 and USB 3.2 20G
    At CES 2020 Intel confirmed that the Tiger Lake platform will support Thunderbolt 4. This standard does not provide an upgrade over Thunderbolt 3 in terms of transfer speed (it is still 40 Gb/s). There has been a rumor that 4.0 might be using PCIe 4.0 but the slide clearly states that TB4.0 is still using PCIe 3.0.
  • SGX removed
    Intel Software Guard Extensions have been removed for Rocket Lake-S.
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    Re: Intel Rocket Lake-S features PCI-Express 4.0, Xe Graphics 2020/03/22 06:16:18 (permalink)
    Intel is still squeezing as many features as possible out of their 14nm which is why the cores are limited to 8. So finally PCI-4.0 is included. 

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    Re: Intel Rocket Lake-S features PCI-Express 4.0, Xe Graphics 2020/03/22 07:51:14 (permalink)
    Interesting news i guess. Consoles will have PCI 4.0 as well.🤔

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    Re: Intel Rocket Lake-S features PCI-Express 4.0, Xe Graphics 2020/03/22 15:07:46 (permalink)
    nice specs

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    Re: Intel Rocket Lake-S features PCI-Express 4.0, Xe Graphics 2020/03/22 15:39:22 (permalink)
    Cool GTX
    nice specs




    Honestly, while it maybe a bit on the power hungry side Rocket lake should be a beast at gaming. Appears Intel is going the AMD B550 route instead of X570 with the motherboard, everything directly from the CPU is gen 4 but chipset is still pci-e gen 3.
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    Re: Intel Rocket Lake-S features PCI-Express 4.0, Xe Graphics 2020/03/23 00:38:59 (permalink)
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    Intel is still squeezing as many features as possible out of their 14nm which is why the cores are limited to 8. So finally PCI-4.0 is included. 


    Older sources said it is due to bigger cores and possibly more cache: https://www.techpowerup.com/261735/intel-rocket-lake-an-adaptation-of-willow-cove-cpu-cores-on-14nm

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    Re: Intel Rocket Lake-S features PCI-Express 4.0, Xe Graphics 2020/03/23 00:51:11 (permalink)
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    rjohnson11
    Intel is still squeezing as many features as possible out of their 14nm which is why the cores are limited to 8. So finally PCI-4.0 is included. 


    Older sources said it is due to bigger cores and possibly more cache: https://www.techpowerup.com/261735/intel-rocket-lake-an-adaptation-of-willow-cove-cpu-cores-on-14nm


    It's still sad that Intel is still at 14nm

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    Re: Intel Rocket Lake-S features PCI-Express 4.0, Xe Graphics 2020/03/23 05:36:27 (permalink)
    Intel has to work with what they can produce ... Intel missed the boat on the FAB / fabless side of the business ... new technology equipment takes Years to get
     
    AMD's move to fabless & "chiplets" ... in hindsight was a Huge Win for AMD
     
     
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    Re: Intel Rocket Lake-S features PCI-Express 4.0, Xe Graphics 2020/03/23 05:48:36 (permalink)
    Cool GTX
    Intel has to work with what they can produce ... Intel missed the boat on the FAB / fabless side of the business ... new technology equipment takes Years to get
     
    AMD's move to fabless & "chiplets" ... in hindsight was a Huge Win for AMD
     
     
    But hey, everyone said the push rod V8 was dead - decades ago .... Car makers keep pumping out the HP year after year & with Better MPG
     
    Just because its Old does not mean its Dead
     
     

    Its old but shouldn't be charged for a premium price either. That's the whole point🙄.
    If Intel charged adequately i wouldnt be pointed it out hippie😼

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    Re: Intel Rocket Lake-S features PCI-Express 4.0, Xe Graphics 2020/03/23 06:31:22 (permalink)
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    Its old but shouldn't be charged for a premium price either. That's the whole point🙄.
    If Intel charged adequately i wouldnt be pointed it out hippie😼



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    Re: Intel Rocket Lake-S features PCI-Express 4.0, Xe Graphics 2020/03/23 07:03:02 (permalink)
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    Its old but shouldn't be charged for a premium price either. That's the whole point🙄.
    If Intel charged adequately i wouldnt be pointed it out hippie😼



    I really don't see much of a difference from AMD so where's your outrage with that or you just blindly going to keep wearing that same ol red thong?  

    As long as you keep looking at it why not😿😹😹😹 😼
    You sure love paying.premium for an old 14mm last decade tech🙄😒🤦
    Go AMD yay😼

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    Re: Intel Rocket Lake-S features PCI-Express 4.0, Xe Graphics 2020/03/23 08:10:18 (permalink)
    Going Fast always cost more ... regardless of the MFG
     
    When AMD owns 80% of the market .... then they can claim Victory
     
    So, if Intel can Top the charts ... Say Gaming .. people will Pay extra, to have the fastest
     
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    Re: Intel Rocket Lake-S features PCI-Express 4.0, Xe Graphics 2020/03/25 10:50:10 (permalink)
    I'll take awesome 14nm over crummy 7nm or 10nm.
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    Re: Intel Rocket Lake-S features PCI-Express 4.0, Xe Graphics 2020/03/25 11:08:57 (permalink)
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    I'll take awesome 14nm over crummy 7nm or 10nm.


    Well AMD has awesome CPUs at 7nm and those CPUs are selling very well. I've got a Ryzen 9 3950X myself. 

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    Re: Intel Rocket Lake-S features PCI-Express 4.0, Xe Graphics 2020/03/25 13:40:15 (permalink)
    kevinc313
    I'll take awesome 14nm over crummy 7nm or 10nm.


    Well that is why Intel is doing it, but comes at a price of heat and far less cores, cache and many other things Intel originally wanted to include as just won't physically fit.
     
    I posted this pic in another thread earlier but sums up so well why back porting is something never done before....

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    Re: Intel Rocket Lake-S features PCI-Express 4.0, Xe Graphics 2020/03/25 15:35:16 (permalink)
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    I'll take awesome 14nm over crummy 7nm or 10nm.


    Well AMD has awesome CPUs at 7nm and those CPUs are selling very well. I've got a Ryzen 9 3950X myself. 

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    Re: Intel Rocket Lake-S features PCI-Express 4.0, Xe Graphics 2020/03/25 21:37:20 (permalink)
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    I'll take awesome 14nm over crummy 7nm or 10nm.





     


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