Alder Lake Specs: Everything We Know So Far

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Any Alder Lake specs are limited, but thanks to a Geekbench listing which seemingly showed what may be the max core count and thread count for Intel's 12th generation of processors.

The Alder Lake processors, Intel's 12th generation of processors, are expected to offer some significant performance gain compared to the previous generations. These processors are expecting to offer support for DDR5 and PCIe 5.0.

Let's take a look at what we could expect come release.

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Alder Lake Specs

The Alder Lake processors are seemingly built on 10 nm manufacturing processes, and according to a Geekbench listing, can feature up to 16 cores and 24 threads. These specs have yet to be confirmed and subject to change as Intel is still developing the 12th generation processors.

There may be only limited information regarding Alder Lake processors, but with a rumored release in late 2021 and the 11th generation processor series released at the end of March 2021. A late 2021 release date makes sense for Intel's next generation of processors.

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What else do we know?

Intel's 12th generation of processors is looking to offer support for both DDR5 RAM and PCIe 5.0. DDR5 RAM isn't currently available but is looking to offer breakneck speeds. DDR5 RAM and Alder Lake processors will require a new motherboard to be installed.

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Alder Lake is slated to compete with AMD's Ryzen series of processors!

Alder Lake specs are rumored to offer support for PCIe Gen 5, offering a significantly increased bandwidth when compared to PCIe Gen 4, which was released just last year.

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As we head further into the year, we'll hear even more about Alder Lake, but for now many of our burning questions may go unanswered.

For the latest news and updates, be sure to check back in with us soon.

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