Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake processors are reportedly launching on November 19th

Written by Stuart Thomas on Mon, Sep 6, 2021 1:33 PM

Intel’s next generation of Core processors are taking a big step forward for desktop computers with a new hybrid architectural design. We’ve known for a while that they will be launching later this year, but according to a report online it seems we now have an expected launch date for the new CPUs and compatible motherboards.

Intel 12th gen Alder Lake CPUs and Z690 motherboards are reportedly launching on November 19th 2021. At least according to a report online that indicates some trusted sources have given insider knowledge to some press sites. Obviously take it with a grain of salt, but so far we haven’t had any indication of a launch date just yet, so something’s better than nothing right?

A pre-launch announcement is also apparently planned for the Innovation event on October 27th and 28th, where Intel will supposedly reveal the official specs, pricing, and performance of the upcoming Alder Lake CPU lineup.

In addition, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger recently held an interview with financial analyst Pierre Ferragu. During the interview, Gelsinger detailed the company’s strategy with upcoming products. Of course, one of their most exciting announcements is the launch of the Intel Alchemist graphics cards in Q1 2022, which Gelsigner states will “really put pressure on NVIDIA for the first time”:

We have a number of things going on over here[...] We are rolling out the heterogenous architecture that is part of Alder Lake where we have big and little cores, you know AMD only has one.

We'll have a higher performance and a more energy-efficient version of the core, pretty compelling, we'll lay out our major vector enhancement stuff, we have our GPU architecture where we are gonna start being in a position to really put pressure on NVIDIA for the first time forever.

Although Nvidia and AMD’s competition between each other has been going on for years, the Green Team has so far dominated the market especially in the last year when compared to AMD’s GPU market share, who have been struggling to keep up with demand during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Gelsinger also mentioned how Alder Lake will have 3 major “Zen-like” announcements, referencing AMD’s Ryzen processors: “And we are laying out our IPU architecture when we get to our smart NICs and smart networking fabrics so three major architectural announcements this week that we think are pretty Zen-like.

Lastly, Gelsinger also talked about the future of Intel processors, and mentioned how they have some next-gen architectures that they are looking forward to revealing in the next couple years. Though are a ways off from launching just yet, early details are pointing towards major IPC improvements already:

And trust me, we have a few that are still cooking back in the labs that we are going to look forward to talking to people about that we think are a pretty dramatic step forward and well beyond anything that was talked about yet and some that might not be talked about for a couple of years but innovation, you know the geek is back.

What do you think? Are you excited for Intel’s 12th gen Alder Lake CPUs? What about their Alchemist graphics cards? Do you think Intel will actually be able to put pressure on Nvidia? Let us know your thoughts!

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18:52 Sep-07-2021

I'm looking forward to Adler Lake.


And if Intel is using TSMC for their GPUs then they will not even come close to AMD's market share due to lack of adequate supply.

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00:38 Sep-07-2021

Alder Lake is interesting. Especially how well it performs vs windows 10 and windows 11. Could the scheduler make that big of a difference? I gotta know.

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00:32 Sep-07-2021

Am I interested in the new cpus? Yes. Excited about it? Not necessarily. Lets see what happens with them

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23:46 Sep-06-2021

I am looking forward to see more and actual performance, power draw and of course, most importantly, official pricing. I don't take leaked prices too seriously, since those can change at any time, even just before announcement in backstage. So it will be interesting to see and especially to see how big little design does. Hopefully it will be competitive. And I don't think it needs to win in everything to be competitive. But AMD, based on their latest stuff, is in really big need of competition to put them back into their place of competing and not basically being winner who tries to move borders to see what they can get away with, increases prices and then decides to not make more budget friendly parts as soon as they win. Or ignore all those opportunities to increase market share with graphic cards, just because they are on top with CPUs. I liked AMD when they were trying to be good guy, now they are just trying to be corporation. So yeah, I hope for more competition.

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14:54 Sep-06-2021

Alder Lake seems to be quite powerful in leaked benchmarks however the cause for concern is power draw. The CPU landscape is becoming interesting again after being dominated by AMD in terms of recent growth rates and good press. Thnigs can only get better for gaming and that's what I am happy about.

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