While Intel is facing the delay on 7 nanometers and continues to push on Comet Lake-S products built with the current 14nm technology, new rumors come from the web on the next generation of desktop processors codenamed Rocket Lake.
As already discussed in our previous article, the Rocket Lake CPUs will be built again with lithography at 14nm, however diversifying from the current Core 10th gen for the microarchitecture and integrated graphics Intel Xe 12th gen. While Comet Lake-S further squeezes the now mature Skylake, Rocket Lake will use it Cypress Cove, a porting of the Core architecture Willow Cove which we will find on the Core 11a gen Tiger Lake processors (10nm) expected for the month of September.
The new details come from the SANDRA database which reports some benchmarks of an unspecified Rocket Lake CPU model configured with 8 cores / 16 threads and a frequency of 3.2 GHz (probably the base clock), a feature in line with a Core i7 10a Jan 10700K.
The processor in question obtains a score of 729 Mpix / s in the Multimedia CPU test, a decidedly good result if obtained at 3.2 GHz as it returns an average of 228 Mpix / s per GHz; to have a comparison, a Core i7-10700K marks about 918 Mpix / s set at 4.85 GHz, or about 184 Mpix / s for GHz.
At the moment we cannot confirm that the result is completely reliable, above all because the CPU is not perfectly recognized and could have a different clock frequency from the one indicated (at least in Boost mode); taking the results well, however, we would be facing an improvement in the CPI of around 20%.
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