Intel Alder Lake to come with DDR5, plus the TDP of Rocket Lake available

Intel Alder Lake will come with LGA1700 socket and will support DDR5, but Rocket Lake is a novelty because its TDP is already known.

Some juicy details have been leaked about the next processor families, Intel Rocket Lake and Alder Lake. Each will be delivered in a different socket, as they will appear on a different date. There is a lot of uncertainty about the future of Intel, but it looks like everything will go well and the latest technologies will continue to be supported. Here are the details of the next Intel processors.

Alder Lake comes with LGA1700 socket and supports DDR5

We have already told you the bad news about Intel’s socket policy. There is new news from PTT, a Chinese medium that leaked details about the next generation of processors. Starting with Alder Lake, it will come with LGA1700 support (we already knew that) and will support the DDR5 memory interface. This is new, as all information indicates that DDR5 will not be available until 2022.

User @Chiakokhua, a retired engineer, has interpreted this message to mean that Alder Lake-S can run DDR5 memory at 4800 GT/s with one DIMM per channel (1DPC). Overclocking of DDR5 RAM modules is expected, as is the case with current modules. In fact, there is a rumor that it will become a practical necessity to have at least 6 PCB layers for board design.

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Rocket Lake: TDP revealed

We assume that Rocket Lake will come with an LGA1200 socket, which represents the 11th generation of Intel processors. There are rumors that the “Willow Cove” CPU cores will be equipped with a 14 nm process. The idea of Intel is to sell a high IPC and high frequencies for gamers.

In PTT’s report we see 3 types of SKUs based on Rocket Lake:

  • 8-core units with 95W TDP. We think they are the i9 from Rocket Lake. In this case, the power levels (PL2 and PL4) are configured to 173W and 251W, which refers to the maximum consumption.
  • 8-core, 6-core, and 4-core 80W. These will be the i7, i5, and i3. In your case, we see power levels of 146 W (PL2), 191 W (PL3), and 251 W (PL4).

8-core, 6-core, and 4-core units with 65 W. It seems that within each family they will be the chips with the lowest range. In this case, we have 128 W (PL2), 177 W (PL3), and 251 W (PL4).
Therefore, Intel Rocket Lake will not have DDR5, but it will be a “hot” generation with an expected consumption since it will be delivered in a 14 nm process.

What do you think about the news coming from the future of Intel?