[HOT] : Intel: Alder Lake’s “mobility” roadmap unveiled, towards the first DDR5 laptops!

While the Alder Lake line for desktop PCs is less and less secret, Intel’s new chips for laptops are still quite a mystery. An Intel road map that WCCFTech was able to find enlighten us on their specifications and confirm some rumors.

The arrival of the low-power processors Alder Lake-P (for creative laptops and gaming) and Alder Lake-M (for ultraportable laptops) is not yet immediately, but things are becoming clearer. In any case, this is what can be said of a road map from Intel on the run. Relayed by WCCFTech, the latter allows us to learn a little more about the chips which will power a large part of the laptop market within a few months.

Soon laptops in DDR5

Let’s start with the Alder Lake-P chips which will replace the current Tiger Lake-H (35 and 45 W) lineup. These processors will benefit from a maximum of 14 cores distributed according to the hybrid configuration developed by Intel. In other words, there will be a maximum of 6 Golden Cove cores (high performance) and 8 Gracemont cores (dedicated to energy saving). On the iGPU side, there will be integrated Intel Xe graphics parts comprising up to 96 execution units.

12th generation of Core processors requires, these new SoCs will support the Thunderbolt 4 standard, but also PCIe Gen 5.0 and Wi-Fi 6E. They can also take advantage of RAM in LDDR5 or DDR5 formats.

Alder Lake-M chips, less powerful but more energy efficient, will replace the current Tiger Lake-U processors (15 W) by grouping up to 10 cores (2 Golden Cove cores and 8 Gracemont cores). Here too, the Iris Xe graphics part will include a maximum of 96 execution units, and we will find support for Wi-Fi 6E and the Thunderbolt 4 standard.

Note, however, that Intel limits its ultraportable chips to PCIe Gen 4.0 lanes, but we should still be able to count on RAM support in LPDDR4X or LPDDR5.

Towards a presentation at CES 2022?

As for the launch, count on 2022. According to WCCFTech, the new Alder Lake-P chips should be produced between November 2021 and March 2022, while the Alder Lake-M SoCs would see their production window shift between January and April 2022.

If this information is confirmed, Intel is likely to tell us in detail about its new generation of low-power processors at CES 2022. The first Alder Lake laptops could for their part arrive on the market next spring. Clubic will naturally be there to tell you about it.