Slides showing Intel’s “Grand Ridge” architecture have been leaked on the Internet, revealing the company’s next-generation Atom-based processors. This slide came via the AdoredTV podcast “OverVolted”, which reveals a CPU design with up to 24 cores, DDR5 support and PCIe 4.0 compatibility.
Intel “Grand Ridge” leaks in DDR5 and PCIe 4.0 memory
With DDR5 memory, Intel’s Grand Ridge processors can operate in dual-channel mode at speeds up to 5600 MHz, providing much higher performance than current DDR4 memory DIMMS. Today, 3200MHz memory is common among gamers, and at 5600MHz we could increase memory speed by 75%.
Grand Ridge is expected to be released in 2021, although the expected processor usage of a 7nm HLL+ process could delay the architecture. Since Grand Ridge is based on Atom, this design seems to be the successor of Snow Ridge, a CPU design designed for 5G base stations.
Atom is a series of processors with ultra-low power for devices with a focus on high autonomy.
According to the slide below, Grand Ridge will support up to 24 cores that will operate at speeds of up to 2.6 GHz. Intel Snow Ridge processors operated at up to 2.2 GHz, making its successor 400 MHz faster.
One of the most interesting aspects of this leak is the confirmation that DDR5 is on its way for next year.