Intel Rocket Lake Preview: A New Architecture

TheBigT42

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Intel marketing group has been working hard since the Zen 3 announcement, trying to keep some of their loyal customers. This loyal customer is switching to AMD on 11/5.
I am a prodigal son for AMD. I had an AMD 386-40, 486DX4 120 (Still works), and an Athlon Thunderbird. After that I have used Intel CPUs. I will be coming home to AMD in 2020.
 
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MaxSmarties

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for cheap. if its a drop in for 10700k/10850k/10900k owners than we'll buy it to take back the gaming crown. 5.5ghz all 8 cores with a 15% IPC improvement will be nice. It's the Penultimate 14nm Skylake cpu.
Cheap and Intel doesn’t come along well. And 5.5 GHz seems to be a little bit too optimistic for a still 14 nm node. I would expect 5-5.1 GHz at best.
By the way, it is not a Skylake CPU.
 

MaxSmarties

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What's the point of this release if Alder lake is coming 6 months later and blows Rocket lake out the water?! The Ryzen 5000 series is being released next month; those are on 7nm and beat Rocket lake in performance...4 months before Rocket lake is even released!
Rocket Lake was supposed to come 6 months later than Comet Lake, before the end of 2020... now we know it will be launched not before march 2021. Maybe Alder Lake will be launched in 2022...
 

Morris Minor

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So the fightback starts end of 2021 but will it be to little to late. end of 2022 sounds like the year to finally upgrade, can't wait.
 

Tom Sunday

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Rocket Lake was supposed to come 6 months later than Comet Lake, before the end of 2020... now we know it will be launched not before march 2021. Maybe Alder Lake will be launched in 2022...
Rocket Lake will indeed be a shortlived affair. Probably the shortest ever between Intel generations? Because the $$$ heat is on from AMD, Alder Lake with its myrid of major tech innovations may break as early as November 2021? Then times ahead: Mobo layouts/designs will change by featuring a 3X larger CPU, memory going to DDR 5, current AIO's will not fit and much more. Thus getting a new Rig or even upgrading one does not make financial sense until 2022. So for me personally 2021 is a dead year insofar as any major PC tech purchases. Thoughts?
 
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captaincranky

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A poetic name. It's probably gonna fall out of the sky in pieces like two space shuttles did before ever reaching space.
I think that was actually one going to space, and on coming back from it
Challenger, was going to space:
Columbia was coming BACK from space:

I think if you've going to spout metaphorical or comparative insults against Intel, you should at least know what you're talking about. Because that crap you posted, is just another spasm of AMD, "fanboi-ese".
 
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