Intel Alder Lake spy photo exposed, rectangular LGA 1700 interface

Sajjad Hussain
Oct 16 · 2 min read

Intel has determined that the next-generation desktop processor is Rocket Lake and will probably be released in the first quarter of next year. The new processor will still use the LGA 1200 socket currently used by Comet Lake, but according to tradition, the next-generation Alder Lake processor will It is necessary to change to LGA 1700 interface. In the past, Intel only changed the number of pins and definitions when changing the processor interface, and changed the foolproof port. The size of the CPU will basically not change, but this time Intel’s changes are relatively large. Changing the CPU shape that was previously square on mainstream desktop platforms, Alder Lake is rectangular.

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Intel Alder Lake processor, this processor will use the LGA 1700 interface, and processor size becomes 37.5 * 45mm, and now Intel Desktop main stream processor size is 37.5 * 37.5mm, This size should have been used for more than ten years.

Alder Lake will be the first 10nm processor for the desktop mainstream platform. It will be produced using the 10nm SuperFin process, and its structure is quite interesting. It uses the large and small core design common to mobile phone processors . This design Intel has already implemented on Lakefield. , Alder Lake will use the core combination of Golden Cove and Gracemont, the largest will have 8 large cores and 8 small cores, and the core display will be Xe architecture with 32 groups of EU.

It is rumored that Alder Lake will support DDR5 memory and PCI-E 5.0, but these have not been confirmed. The Alder Lake sample that appeared in the test database before is still using DDR4. Of course, it does not rule out the possibility that it supports both types of memory. Rumors say that the LGA 1700 interface will use three generations, and the time is just in the transition period between DDR4 and DDR5, and it is possible to support both types of memory at the same time.

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