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Intel Rocket Lake-S chipsets to be available in Q1 2021

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It’s been a few months since Intel teased its new Rocket Lake S desktop CPUs and now the company has unveiled more details about the same. The company also claims that the new chipset is up to 19 percent faster than the predecessor.

The Intel Core i9-11900K, the flagship chipset, is set to be available in the first quarter of 2021 and has also provided the latest preview of this series as CES 2021. Apart from faster performance, the company is also promising better integrated graphics and better AI.

Intel Core i9 11th Generation Rocket Lake-S Chipset

The top-end model in the lineup — Intel Core i9 features an eight-core, 16-thread chipset that supports a boosted clock speed of up to 5.3GHz. It also has support for DDR4 RAM at 3200MHz, a total of 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes, and also supports backward compatibility with the Intel 400 series chipsets.

Although these are the 11th generation chipset from Intel, the Rocket Lake-S lineup is still a 14nm chips and don’t use the company’s latest 10nm process. But, the new chips do come with Intel’s Cypress Cove cores, which brings improvements from the 10nm design to 14nm for faster speeds.

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It’s noteworthy that the new Rocket Lake-S chips core count has dropped to eight compared to 10 cores in its predecessors. Despite that, the company promises that the overall performance will be better in the 11th generation models.

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While the company has shared these details, more information still remains to be revealed. We expect the company to share more in the coming weeks, including the chipset models, their specs and features, as well as pricing and availability details.

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