The timing of Intel’s announcement is likely not a coincidence, as AMD is about to unveil its first CPUs based on the next-generation Zen 3 architecture for desktop computers.
The unveiling of the first AMD CPUs based on the next-generation (Zen 3) architecture provides greater competition for Intel’s dominance of high-powered computing to date.
Reminding Intel that it will have new chips of its own next year seems like a reminder to PC manufacturers that there are options available beyond whatever hardware AMD advertises.
Intel is vague news when it comes to the actual release date, but the information is that the chips are due to arrive in March 2021.
It is also said: The new (Rocket Lake) chips are compatible with the LGA1200 socket of current Intel 400 series motherboards.
This should be beneficial for anyone looking to upgrade next year when new chipsets are launched.
Intel plans to launch a new range of Intel 500 series motherboards, such as the Z590 or B560.
Wccftech has some additional information on what to expect from Intel’s next major revamp of desktop processors.
Intel is still expected to use the same 14nm manufacturing process it has been using for years.
Wccftech claims that Intel is working to support some of the structural improvements that first appeared with the Willow Cove architecture for its eleventh-generation mobile processors.
These structural improvements should offer some fundamental upgrades, despite the fact that Intel has not yet been able to launch desktop processors built with the 10nm process.
In addition to supporting (PCIe 4.0) for graphics and storage, the group (Rocket Lake) is also expected to provide new core architecture rumored to be (Cypress Cove), along with graphics (Intel Xe Gen12), support (Thunderbolt 4), and (USB4).
It is possible that Rocket Lake processors will compete with the Ryzen 5000 processors in the next-generation (Zen 3) architecture.