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Intel’s latest Alder Lake Xeon Workstation CPU roadmap leaked

The web is riddled with various leaks and rumors and in the latest sources, we found that  Intel’s Xeon Workstation CPU Roadmap has leaked out. From the leak, we found that Intel is indeed working on its next-generation Alder Lake-S Entry-level processors which are scheduled for launch in Q3 2021. The leaked roadmap also states that the Rocket Lake Xeon W-1300 chips will soon be replaced by Xeon W-1400 Alder Lake CPUs.

According to sources, the new Intel Alder Lake-S Xeon Workstation CPUs will be similar to the Alder Lake-S Core CPUs for the desktop platform. However, the major difference between the two is the fact that the Intel Alder Lake-S Xeon Workstation CPUs will feature key workstation technologies such as vPro for businesses and entry-level workstation PCs.

It is also revealed that the Xeon W-1400 Alder Lake-S CPUs will be supported by the brand new W680 platform which will comprise the LGA 1700 socket. Its also known that the Intel Xeon W-1400 Alder Lake-S Workstation chips will feature up to 16 cores. There will be two configurations available which include 8+8 and 6+8.

The 8+8 SKUs which feature 8 Golden Cove cores and 8 Gracemont cores are listed for production, and they will be manufactured around the 35th week of 2021 while the 6+0 SKU will comprise of just 6 Golden Cove cores and no Gracemont cores, which are scheduled for mass-production in the 44th week of 2021.

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According to sources, the new core architecture is expected to bring a 20% increase in single-threaded performance over existing Rocket Lake CPUs. here are some core updates that are expected to accompany Intel’s 2021 architecture lineup:

Intel Golden Cove (Core) Architecture:

  • Improve Single-Threaded Performance (IPC)
  • Improve Artificial Intelligence (AI) Performance
  • Improve Network/5G Performance
  • Enhanced Security Features

Intel Gracemont (Atom) Architecture:

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  • Improve Single-Threaded Performance (IPC)
  • Improve Frequency (Clock Speeds)
  • Improve Vector Performance

Coming to I/O, the Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake CPU lineup will feature both PCIe Gen 5 & PCIe Gen 4 support, Intel WiFi 6E (Gig+), and Thunderbolt 4 support. Alder Lake CPUs will support DDR5/DDR4 for the desktop platform and LPDDR5 / LPDDR4 for the mobility platform. Intel will also add in LPDDR5X support in its Alder Lake refresh line of processors known as Raptor Lake.



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Nivedita Bangari
Nivedita Bangari
I am a software engineer by profession and technology is my love, learning and playing with new technologies is my passion.



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