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Intel’s 11th Gen Processor (Rocket Lake-S) Architecture Detailed

Rocket Lake S IllustrationWhat’s New: Earlier this year, Intel made desktop PCs even better with 10th Gen Intel® Core™ S-series processors, headlined by the Intel Core i9-10900K. In the first quarter of 2021, the 11th Gen Intel Core S-series desktop processors (code-named “Rocket Lake-S”) will bring even more performance to gamers and PC enthusiasts.

Intelligently designed for desktop performance, Rocket Lake takes advantage of the microarchitecture changes and instructions per clock (IPC) advancements to deliver improved raw performance, gen over gen.

About the Architecture: The 11th Gen Intel Core S-series desktop processor will introduce a new desktop architecture, called Cypress Cove, designed to transform hardware and software efficiency and increase performance​. This will enable double-digit percentage IPC performance improvement1 (gen over gen) and deliver enhanced Intel® UHD™ graphics featuring the Intel® Xe Graphics architecture2.

» 11th Gen Intel Core S-Series Architecture Details

Why Frequency and IPC Matter: Games and most applications continue to depend on high-frequency cores to drive high frame rates and lower latency. In addition, the number of IPC improve on the performance that frequency delivers by executing more instructions. Intel continues to push the limits of performance with IPC gains and the frequencies necessary for gaming, content creation and multitasking.

How It is Optimized for Amazing Gaming: Some of the new 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.3
  • Better gen-over-gen performance.
  • Up to 20 CPU PCIe 4.0 lanes4 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 features5 for more flexible tuning performance.
  • Intel® Deep Learning Boost and VNNI support​.

The 11th Gen Intel Core S-Series desktop processors, launching in 2021’s first quarter, will deliver amazing performance and flexibility to meet a range of needs for gamers and content creators.

The Small Print:

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1 IPC = Instructions Per Cycle/Clock and represents how many tasks a CPU can complete in each cycle.
2 Available only on 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors featuring integrated graphics.
3 Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex.
4 CPU PCIe  lanes are only validated for discrete graphics (x16) and PCIe storage or Intel® Optane™ memory (1×4).
5 Altering clock frequency or voltage may void any product warranties and reduce stability, security, performance and life of the processor and other components.  Check with system and component manufacturers for details.

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