Leaked Intel Rocket Lake-S diagram highlights platform's feature set

Shawn Knight

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Intel’s Rocket Lake-S platform is getting some attention this week thanks to a leaked diagram courtesy of the gang over at VideoCardz.com.

The information, reportedly from the publication’s sources at Intel, reveals a basic overview of the platform’s feature set. Chief among them is support for PCIe 4.0 – specifically, x16 PCI Express lanes and x4 lanes for NVMe storage.

The leaked diagram also references increased performance courtesy of a new core architecture although details are notably absent. Earlier rumors suggest Rocket Lake-S will be a 14nm adaptation of Tiger Lake which uses Willow Cove cores.

The outline additionally mentions new overclocking features and capabilities, increased DDR4 speed, Thunderbolt 4 support, a new Xe graphic architecture with support for the AV1 codec, USB audio offloading and more. Notably, the slide mentions that Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX) won’t be present. The Direct Media Interface, meanwhile, is being upgraded to an x8 link.

As always, keep in mind that this is little more than a rumor at this stage so take it with a grain of salt.

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hahahanoobs

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PCIe 4.0 hardware will be pumped out now that Intel supports it. Same happened when AMD had USB 3.0 in their chipset first. It didn't blow up until Intel natively supported it. Should be interesting to see what we'll see as a result besides faster drives.

I'm curious about the "new" overclocking features and capabilities that are on this very mature 14nm process too.
 

Evernessince

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It should be noted this is only PCIe 4.0 to the cpu and 3.0 to the chipset.

Where as AMD has both.
Yep 20x PCIe 4.0 lanes. Just enough for your average PC. Not enough lanes for anyone using anything other then your typical single NVMe M.2 SSD and graphics card.
 
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Yep 20x PCIe 4.0 lanes. Just enough for your average PC. Not enough lanes for anyone using anything other then your typical single NVMe M.2 SSD and graphics card.
But they now finally offer 20 PCIe lanes direct from the CPU, which is a big improvement.

Afaik, the DMI bandwidth between the CPU and chipset has also doubled.

As SGX is out, will that mean no Netflix uhd content on this platform?