Intel has used various naming conventions ranging from Ice Lake and Coffee Lake, with the twelfth generation of Intel processors called Alder Lake. Intel also has a standard naming convention to show the processor's power, and its naming convention usually features an Intel Core i7, i5, and i3.
What is Alder Lake
Alder Lake, which will be Intel's 12th generation processors, is set to feature 10 nm nodes, allowing for much more powerful processors when compared to its predecessors.
Alder Lake processors are rumored to be built around "Golden Cove Core" which offers twice the speed for multi-thread performance and up to 20% better single-thread performance.
What else do we know
At the time of writing, very little information has been confirmed about Intel's 12th generation but rumor surrounding the processors have begun to start. Some state that the Alder Lake processors will not only support DDR5 memory but also support PCIe 5.0.
DDR5 RAM is the next generation of RAM which has been stated to offer higher speeds while having higher capacities.
Another rumor around Intel's Alder Lake processors will offer support for PCIe Gen 5. This is the successor to the recently supported PCIe Gen 4, which recently started to be implemented into motherboards and graphics cards.
Alder Lake release date
Intel has yet to release any official information regarding when Alder Lake will be released, and since Intel is looking to release their 11th generation processors at the end of March 2021, we may see these processors on the shelves by the end of the year!
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