It has only been several weeks since Intel released the 11th Gen Intel Core Rocket Lake-S CPUs. But more information about Intel’s upcoming 12th Gen Alder Lake desktop processor is one by one surfacing on the web. Recently, specs about a certain Intel Core 1800 Alder Lake (engineering sample) CPU were leaked by Igor’s LAB. The Intel Core 1800 has a 16 core, 24 thread CPU configuration. How did this happen you might ask? Usually, it’s either the thread count is double the core count; or the core count is the same as the number of threads. Check out more details below.
Intel Core 1800 Alder Lake CPU Specs Leaked!
Intel’s 12th Gen Core Alder Lake CPUs will feature a Hybrid architecture with two types of cores; some smaller low-powered ones and some larger cores for heavier tasks. That’s why there is an “uneven” number of core and thread on the upcoming CPUs. We will learn more about this once Intel releases the CPUs, but that’s basically the general concept; somethat similar to ARM’s bit.LITTLe.
The leaked Intel Core 1800 has 8 CPU cores with 8 “Atom”, and 16 logical cores with 8 Atom. It has a base clock speed of 1800MHz, perhaps that’s one reason why it’s called “Core-1800”, but can boost up to 4.6GHz. The big cores can boost up to 4.6GHz with 1-2 cores; 4.4GHz with 3-4 cores; 4.2GHz with 5-6 cores; and all-core turbo of 4.0GHz with 7-8 cores. Meanwhile, the smaller Atom cores will boost up to 3.4GHz with 1-4 cores; and up to 3.0GHz with 5-8 cores. The leaked data also shows that the Core 1800 has a TDP of 125W and is based on a 10nm SuperFin fabrication process.
Another exciting feature that we can expect from the upcoming platform is support for DDR5 memory modules, as well as a faster PCIe Gen5 interface. DDR5 memory is expected to run faster and clocked higher than its DDR4 predecessor; starting at 3200MHz up to 6400MHz. PCIe 5.0 also offers double the bandwidth that PCIe 4.0 offers; with a theoretical speed of 32GT/s vs 16GT/s (of PCIe 4.0).
The Intel Core 1800 CPU leaked here is an engineering sample and is a B0 stepping. This means that it is still an early product and will most likely undergo (several) changes. You can check out the leaked report from Igor’s Lab below.
12th Gen Intel Core Alder Lake Release Date
Intel’s 12th gen Alder Lake-S processors are expected to be announced or released sometime in Q4 or towards the end of this year. Expect that Intel’s 600 series chipsets (Z690) will also be announced by then. The Alder Lake CPU will feature a new LGA 1700 socket. This means new chipset series and new motherboards.