Intel’s 11th Gen Core S-series ‘Rocket Lake’ desktop processors detailed — Ice Lake Core, Intel Xe Graphics

After teasers, Intel today detailed its upcoming 11th Gen Core S-series desktop processors (code-named “Rocket Lake-S”).  This will introduce a new Cypress Cove desktop architecture designed to transform hardware and software efficiency and increase performance​. It promises double-digit percentage IPC performance improvement compared to last gen and will offer enhanced Intel UHD graphics with Intel Xe Graphics architecture.

Features being introduced with 11th Gen Intel Core S-Series include:

  • New Cypress Cove architecture featuring Ice Lake Core architecture and Tiger Lake Graphics architecture.
  • Double-digit percentage IPC performance improvement
  • Up to 20 CPU PCIe 4.0 lanes for more configuration flexibility.
  • Enhanced Intel UHD graphics featuring Intel Xe Graphics architecture.
  • Intel Quick Sync Video, offering better video transcoding and hardware acceleration for latest codecs.
  • New overclocking features for more flexible tuning performance.
  • Intel Deep Learning Boost / VNNI support​.
  • New Integrated USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 (20G)
  • New Intel 500 Series Chipset

The 11th Gen Intel Core S-Series desktop processors will launch in Q1 2021, but we should know more details about the processors from Intel before that.

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